samcguire
samcguire,
New Haven ‘10
B.S., Forensic Science, , History
B.S. Forensic Science (Cum Laude), B.A. History (Cum Laude), MSc Biological Anthropology (With Distinction), currently an Anthropology PhD Student at The Ohio State University. Epicurean ninja, world traveler, bibliophile, and a New England gal.
Features Included
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Essays
4
Schools
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Scores
9
Advice
6
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Lawrence, Massachusetts
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken French, Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • University of Massachusetts - Amherst (Amherst, MA)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, MA)
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University of New Haven (West Haven, CT)

Applied for a B.S. in Forensic Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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I had to write slightly different personal statements for each of the schools that I applied to when I was leaving high school to start my undergraduate degrees. Each university required specific themes, and so I tailored my essays to those. It's key to do exactly what the guidelines say - if they want a story of overcoming personal hardship, then don't give them a detailed account of travels abroad! What you need to consider is how your personal statement,...
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Additional Essay Details
49 Words
N/A; Can't remember if there were any specific essays required for the colleges to which I applied. If there were, they pertained to past leadership experiences, innovations and ideas that I came up with, my dreams and aspirations, how I would use a college degree, and so on.
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General Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
140 Words
My favorite undergraduate course wasn't connected at all to my programs: I was studying for a B.S. in Forensic Science and a B.A. in History, and I decided to take a cultural anthropology course. I figured it'd be something different...
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
79 Words
At the University of New Haven, 5 adjectives that can be used to describe the undergraduates there are driven, goal-oriented, open-minded, well-rounded, and worldly. But...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
56 Words
Undergraduate programs are looking for well rounded individuals, academically and personally. It's good to get involved during...
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Why I declined other schools
210 Words
The reasons for declining a school can vary. Some people decline schools because they dislike the "vibe" or the location, and some decline schools based on whether their friends are/aren't going to them as well. While no one can make up your mind for you, it's important to set your priorities straight. Just because friends are/aren't going to a university...
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Post-college plans
129 Words
At the end of you freshman year, perhaps by mid-sophomore year, you should have a pretty good idea where you want to take your education and your career. If you're looking at going into graduate school, start researching programs...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
208 Words
I chose to complete my undergraduate education at the University of New Haven for several reasons: 1. It was among the best programs in the country for Forensic Science (they have the Henry Lee Institute of Forensic Science, not to mention a very highly esteemed and well-qualified faculty!) 2. It was a 2-3 hour drive from home 3. There was an emphasis on internships,...
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How I chose schools to apply to
159 Words
I chose schools to apply to based first on their program - did they have what I wanted, and would the structure of their programs give me the education and skills I needed for my intended career? After that, I narrowed it down by funding opportunities, overall school...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
69 Words
I applied for scholarships and financial aid, and I took out loans to cover anything that wasn't covered by the scholarships...
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My advice about getting recommenders
131 Words
The best letters of recommendation for college applications come from teachers and people who really know you. Definitely DO NOT get your parents to write you letters - this makes it look like you're not independent and not responsible...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.77
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 25%
 
High School TypeReligious
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1840
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1310
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details1 classes and scores

Sports

SportsCross Country, Track & Field

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesNational Honor Society, Drama Production Crew, French Club, Japanese Club, Science Club/Team, Computer / Technology Volunteer
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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