College Admissions Info

Scripps College, ‘18
BA, Chemistry, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Environmental Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Eugene
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCSD, UCSB, U Oregon, WashU, Notre Dame, Wellesley, Scripps, Whitman, BC
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1450
Highest SAT: 2070
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Religious
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Volleyball, Track & Field (Recruited)
Extracurricular Activities: Green Club, Tutoring/Mentoring, Special Olympics, Key Club, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

We met in 2006—the year Dick Cheney shot some guy in the face, Twitter was launched, and Pluto was declared to no longer be a planet—at a SkateWorld birthday party. Rosa Kwak was hyper competitive, overly ambitious, loud, and sometimes crude: in other words, everything I was not. I was never a star in school, or in anything for that matter. After a one season sports stint in soccer I felt overwhelmed and inferior. I realized that I wasn...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
51 Words
For the UChicago Essay, "You are you and your what?" I started out by saying that I am me and my to do list, but within the essay shifted to saying that I am more defined by my deviations from my to do list, like reading books for fun and stuff.

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
46 Words
Notre Dame asked "Write about a time that you fell in love with an academic idea." I thought this question was a little dumb, but I wrote about entropy and how it was cool, and then explained how it started showing up in my other classes.

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
37 Words
Notre Dame just said, "You're probably tired of writing essays, try something new." I wrote about how I hate being underestimated for my size and shy demeanor. I included an anecdote about a time when proved myself.

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
8 Words
For Scripps, I wrote about mom (how cliche).

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
18 Words
For Wellesley, if you look at the Wellesley 100, you will be inspired. That school is amazing. Go there.

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
259 Words
For Reed College: In my college search, I was looking for a small to medium sized college, with excellent academics, and invigorating student life. All of these qualities seemed to describe Reed, so I was very excited to learn more. As I talked to other people about Reed, I began to hear that it is also infamous for drugs, dropouts, and unconventionality. I was going back and forth about my feelings until my interview. I went to Discover Reed, but...

College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
59 Words
Something I was told while by a student while visiting a school that I thought that I really...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
62 Words
I always hated this essay. You have to talk about some features that are probably very obvious to an...