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laurenhartz
laurenhartz
Scripps College ‘18
BS, Botany and Plant Physiology, Botany and Plant Sciences, Environmental Studies, Ecology, Evolution, and Population Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No, Both Parents
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 3 schools
Accepted At: Redlands, Scripps
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2000
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1410
Highest SAT: 2000
SAT Prep:
SAT IIs:

High School Performance

4.17
GPA
Top 10%
Rank
High School Type: Magnet
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Political Campaign, Science Club/Team, Buddhist Club, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization
Work:
Awards Received:
Application Additional Materials:

College Application Essays

I gave up my omnivorous lifestyle halfway through my freshman year after reading a book called Skinny B*tch, which illustrated the horrifying methods that humans use to manufacture animal products and how environmentally detrimental the process is to our planet. I felt powerless when I thought about the state of the environment. Every day there was more news about disappearing pollinators and melting icecaps. It seemed to me that I was too young to do anything significant that could...



Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
197 Words
I am curious about everything. There is nothing more exciting to me than learning new material. From the moment that I discovered Scripps College one year ago, I have loved Scripps and its academic philosophy of educating women from diverse backgrounds through engaging discussion and participation in a community of women that care deeply about each other. When I stayed overnight at Scripps College, the Scripps community welcomed me into its arms. The women I met were inspiring; all were...



Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
484 Words
Interdisciplinary learning rules my life. As a Da Vinci student, I am challenged every day to see issues from different perspectives through the interconnected English and History curriculum that my school offers. My most profound experience with interdisciplinary learning landed me on stage, delivering a speech in front of my classmates, Congressman John Garamendi, and twenty veterans about how a humanities project changed my views on war. In this project, my team interviewed a veteran and analyzed Catch-22, a novel...







Supplemental Essay: Explaining low grades/scores
13 Words
Explains family circumstances that led to some poor marks in my first year.

College Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
48 Words
Show interest early on. Make sure you do all you can to visit the...