College Admissions Info

TheOneTrueJake
TheOneTrueJake
Lafayette College ‘18
BA, Visual Arts

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Merrick , New York
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: Lafayette, Dickinson, Marist, William & Mary, Northeastern, Hofstra, Binghamton
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Italian

Test Scores

2130
SAT
32
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1480
Highest SAT: 2130
Other SAT Scores:
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Highest ACT:
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High School Performance

4.23
GPA
N/A
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Yearbook

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Place you’re content
626 Words
So here I am, surrounded by crate after crate of dusty records, looking for something special. What specifically I'm searching for, I can't really say, but I'll know if I find it. It could be a chart-topping Pink Floyd or Led Zeppelin album, it could be a classic Frank Sinatra or Miles Davis record, or it could be the latest release from The Black Keys, I really have no idea. Or I might not find it. Either way, I'm happy...









Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
178 Words
I am the Technical Editor and a Page Designer for the Yearbook Club at my high school. I got involved with the yearbook to express my creativity outside of my art classes. As Technical Editor, I am in charge of the team that handles the technology aspects of creating the yearbook, such as managing the club's email account and Facebook page. As a page designer, I work with a team to create the various pages in the yearbook, including selecting...



Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
433 Words
Dear [College Representative], My name is [My Name]. I have been admitted to the class of 2018 at Lafayette College as well as to several other top colleges. I've narrowed my choices down to just a few, and Lafayette is one of my top choices. My other top choices have offered me merit scholarships but Lafayette has not. In particular, Dickinson College has offered me a Benjamin Rush Scholarship and Northeastern University has offered me a Dean's Scholarship. Both of these...







Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
189 Words
One of the most appealing things about Lafayette is the Gateway program. Since it starts during freshman year, I can explore careers that fit my interests and then pick courses and majors to match. Additionally, Lafayette's interdisciplinary approach to education is great because it will allow me to combine my many areas of interest, such as visual art, economics, and business. I also really like the location of Lafayette. Downtown Easton has so much character, and the campus itself is...



Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
444 Words
On one of my many college visits, I was given a great piece of advice: apply to schools based on these key factors: academic fit, size and location, and gut feel. A great example of why Dickinson would be a good fit for me is the fact that many of Dickinson's study abroad locations are in less "touristy" locations. I would love to study abroad in Italy, and I think that Dickinson's approach would be ideal for me, as it...







Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
158 Words
I am applying to Hofstra because of the large variety of academic offerings available. While I am not sure yet specifically what I would like to major in, I know I'm interested in pursuing a path that allows me to use my creativity in a practical application. There are many programs that I am interested in that fit these criteria. For example, various film-and-video-related programs and communication-related programs appeal to me. Hofstra also offers several programs that I haven't seen...



Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
156 Words
I participated in Marist's Summer Pre-College Program in Italy, and absolutely loved it! Because of this, I was excited to learn about Marist's extensive study abroad programs when I visited the Poughkeepsie campus. I would love to have more experiences like the ones I had in Italy over the summer. Not only was I enticed by the possibility of studying abroad, I was also very impressed with Marist's campus in Poughkeepsie. I am also attracted to the variety of academic...



Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
624 Words
I am a good fit for the College of Arts and Science because I have a wide range of interests and the College has a wide range of options that I can explore. During high school I have discovered that I like many courses that I did not expect to enjoy. The variety of courses offered by the College, as well as the interdisciplinary approach taken, will allow me to continue exploring and discovering new areas of interest. I am...









Additional Essay Details:
80 Words
The question for the first essay here asked me to go into more detail about any one particular extracurricular activity I participated in. Essay number two was an appeal to be reconsidered for a scholarship at Lafayette College. Essay number three is for Lafayette College, where I ended up going. Essay number four is for Dickinson College. Essay number five is for Hofstra University. Essay number six is for Marist College. Essay number seven is for The University of Pennsylvania.



College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
218 Words
My initial visit to Lafayette was structured as a self-guided tour with students stationed at various buildings to tell you about those buildings. I had a terrible time, but my dad encouraged me to visit Lafayette again and take a regular tour and attend an info session because he saw a lot of things there that he thought I'd like. I took his advice and...