College Admissions Info

jacobholm123
jacobholm123
Chapman University ‘20
BS, Biology, Business Administration and Management

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 3 supplemental essays
  • 6 advice topics

Student Background

I am a swimmer, beach goer, food lover, and reality show fanatic!
From: Gilroy , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: SDSU, CU, Occidental, Santa Clara, Redlands, Whittier, UCSB, UCSC, U of Minnesota, Beloit
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Swedish, Spanish

Test Scores

1900
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1350
Highest SAT: 1900
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High School Performance

3.89
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Some good some bad
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving
Extracurricular Activities: Community Cleanup / Service, Tutoring/Mentoring, Student Council / Government
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College Application Essays

Growing up on the pool deck, I can remember my swim coach constantly repeating: "It's not how far you fall, but how high you can bounce back that counts." As long as I can remember, I've had an immense passion for the sport. Not only has swimming challenged my ability to perform well in the pool, but also my capacity to overcome obstacles outside the pool. Upon entering high school, I moved to a more competitive team to discover my...









Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
199 Words
Growing up in the small town of Gilroy, California, my parents have taught me to see the world from a culturally sensitive perspective. Considering its population of fifty thousand, Gilroy represents endless forms of individuality. Being raised in this kind of environment my whole life has allowed me to appreciate diversity and understand the benefit of collaboration between people on opposite ends of the spectrum. My own authenticity is defined by my differences: I am a European, trilingual first generation...



Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
187 Words
As my vision to become a pediatric surgeon solidified, I realized that I wanted to attend a school that would prepare me for the academically rigorous track to medical school. Not only did I want to be in an academic environment in which I could thrive, but one where I could continue to pursue my athletic interest: swimming. It is clear that Chapman will provide me not only with the foundation for academic growth, but also the personal growth that...



Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
158 Words
Having been afflicted with many health issues in my life has bolstered my appreciation for those in the medical field; these experiences inspired my vision for myself: to become a doctor. I have grown fond of the selfishness, intelligence, and hard work that comes with being a doctor which has ultimately influenced my desire to become one. I plan on transcending the hard work I’ve put in for swimming and my education and applying it to my ambitions in...



Additional Essay Details:
98 Words
It's really important to include as much information as you can about yourself into your essays. Mine incorporate my failures and obstacles, and the strategies I've used to overcome them. This shows a lot about my character and my ability to handle failure and use it to my advantage. It's also important to show a significant interest in whatever university you are applying to in your essays. Doing this shows the admissions committee that you long to become a part...



College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
81 Words
Never procrastinate on any part of your college application process. Getting down to the nitty gritty only adds more stress and can cause your...





My advice about getting recommenders
112 Words
Ask any teacher or staff member that you feel knows you best. Anyone who can speak highly of you and sell your best character traits is someone who you should consider as a recommender....





How to increase chances at my school
131 Words
Chapman has a relatively high acceptance rate. As long as you are involved and academically capable, you will most likely be accepted. However, they are very generous in the merit scholarship awards that they offer with your admission packet....





Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
65 Words
I swim Division III at Chapman University. If you feel that you may want to participate in one of their...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
60 Words
Chapman is in the heart of Orange, California. I think Southern California has some of the nicest weather...





Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
68 Words
Chapman is a relatively expensive school, so my parents and I are taking out several loans to help cover the...