College Admissions Info

elizajane
elizajane
Dartmouth College ‘20
BA,

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Lexington , Kentucky
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: Dartmouth, W&L U, Colgate, Emory, Claremont (CMC), Georgetown, Duke, UVA
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2300
SAT
35
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1560
Highest SAT: 2300
SAT Prep:
SAT IIs:
Highest ACT:
ACT Prep:
PSAT Scores:

High School Performance

4.00
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Beta Club, Volunteer Coach, YMCA/YWCA, Political Campaign, National Honor Society, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization
How Spent Summers:
Work:
Awards Received:
Application Additional Materials:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Embarrassing mistake
294 Words
I would really recommend writing your personal statement about a mistake you made and how you grew from that mistake. This gives you a chance to show the admissions committee that you are a real person, that you are not afraid of taking risks (i.e. making yourself look like a fool in front of a group of people you're trying to impress), that you learn from your mistakes, and that you can be funny. If you are describing an...





Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
45 Words
I picked out things that are unique to that particular college, programs or classes or opportunities that could not be found anywhere else in the country. I then described why I NEEDED those programs/classes/opportunities to get where I wanted to go in life.

Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
54 Words
I am not diverse. Not even a little bit. Blonde hair, blue eyes, white, upper-middle class. But I got creative. I wrote my diversity essay about how I am super super short and how that has been somewhat of a struggle for me. People often don't take me seriously because they think I'm twelve.

Additional Essay Details:
94 Words
The "why us" essay-- This one is super hard. You have to write SO many of these, and it takes a long time to get them right. You don't want to regurgitate their brochure or their website. Pick out things that are unique about the college, and be sure to connect everything back to yourself. The diversity essay-- Expand the definition of diversity. Think about your hometown (do you live in a super rural or super urban location, how has...



College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
125 Words
There are schools I wish I had applied to and schools I wish I hadn't applied to. Make sure you LOVE every single school on your list before you apply. You want to apply to eight...





Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
152 Words
I did use a private counselor. Honestly, I think I could have done without one. They are super helpful for moral support/counseling and essay reviewing. Sometimes I would write a draft and my counselor would just flat out tell me it was horrible. It's...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
27 Words
Don't be nervous for alumni interviews. They are...





Why I declined other schools
103 Words
Location matters. I turned down Emory mostly because I hate humidity, and while that seems insignificant in the grand scheme of things, it's not. This is the place you are...





Why I ultimately chose my school
55 Words
I chose my school (Dartmouth) because (1) I have lived in the south all my life and I...





Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
98 Words
You don't think about this when you are first starting your college applications, but money is HUGE. I had so many friends who got into their top choice but...





Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
75 Words
I highly recommend this. I probably would not have chosen the school I did if I had not reached out to a Dartmouth...