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SophieS
SophieS
Dartmouth College, ‘20
BA, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Genetics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Dartmouth College Class of 2020
From: Brielle , New Jersey
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 1 school
Accepted At: Dartmouth
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2390
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1600
Highest SAT: 2390
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High School Performance

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

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving , Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Marching Band, Volunteer Coach, Tutoring/Mentoring, National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Key Club, Athletics Organization
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College Application Essays

On the first day of sailing program this summer, I walked toward the river with my trusty yellow lifejacket slung over my shoulder. Smiling as I inhaled the salty air, I was filled with the usual first-day anticipation for the eight weeks I was about to spend on the water. The sights and sounds of the waterfront felt so familiar that I almost forgot something was different this year: instead of being a sailor in the program as I had...









Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
565 Words
Tell us about an intellectual experience, either directly related to your schoolwork or not, that you found particularly meaningful. In the beginning of IB Biology last September, I anxiously awaited the day that my teacher would announce the long-term project she gave to her 11th grade students each year. I already knew the assignment would be to create a handwritten study guide, aptly named an “objective notebook,” containing all the IB objectives that we would cover throughout the course and...









Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
509 Words
As an eighth grader deciding to attend Biotechnology High School, I had a vague idea of what I was signing up for. As a magnet school for sciences, I knew Biotech was full of talented students from all over Monmouth County. I knew that it was an International Baccalaureate World School, which meant a rigorous course schedule and lots of work to go along with it. However, I quickly found out that these fantastic educational opportunities did not come without...







Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
618 Words
Write about a meaningful book from your childhood that you believe should be included in the children's section at the local library. When I thought about the childhood book that has influenced me the most, the first one that immediately came to mind is Richard Scarry’s Busy, Busy World by Richard Scarry. This book is a collection of 33 short stories, each one detailing the adventures and mishaps of a different character. The protagonist in each story is an animal...









Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
497 Words
As an eighth grader deciding to attend Biotechnology High School, I had a vague idea of what I was signing up for. As a magnet school for sciences, I knew Biotech was full of talented students from all over Monmouth County. I knew that it was an International Baccalaureate World School, which meant a rigorous course schedule and lots of work to go along with it. However, I quickly found out that these fantastic educational opportunities did not come without...







Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
274 Words
Tell us about a time when you were most excited about an idea, discovery, or other aspect of a learning experience. (250 words) I've taken Spanish every year since kindergarten. As a little kid I was excited about the prospect of learning to speak a new language, but somewhere along the way Spanish became a tedious class with no practical applications that I saw. I walked into my IB Spanish class this year fully expecting it to be boring and difficult....





Additional Essay Details:
58 Words
For my personal statement, I first thought of writing about swimming because my main extracurricular activity is swimming. However, I thought about my application overall and saw that swimming was heavily represented in my resume so I decided that writing about a different aspect of my life would be a better complement to the rest of my application.

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
95 Words
I lucked out because I was able to apply to only one school because I was accepted early decision. However, in hindsight I should have spent more time building...





Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
49 Words
I did not use a private admissions counselor, but I was able to ask questions...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
82 Words
I interviewed with Dartmouth and I found the interview process relatively stress-free (I say this as someone who generally gets nervous for interviews). It was...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
58 Words
Fill your time doing something you like! As someone who has sailed in a summer program since...





What set me apart from other applicants
25 Words
I'm an athlete and that fills the majority...





Post-college plans
43 Words
I'm not sure yet! That's part of the reason why I wanted to...





Why I ultimately chose my school
85 Words
I took recruiting trips to four fairly similar schools that I had narrowed down based on the type of school I wanted (Colgate University, Williams College,...





How I chose schools to apply to
92 Words
After touring dozens of schools, I decided that my preferred location would not be in a city and I also knew I would prefer something in the New...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
115 Words
Dartmouth is located in Hanover, NH, which is a small but great college town. I love the fact that I'm going to school in New Hampshire because it's a beautiful area, but I probably won't...





Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
37 Words
I reached out to the assistant swim coach via email and...





Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
67 Words
I will probably need to take out some amount of loans, but I'm applying for as many scholarships as I...





How to increase chances at my school
54 Words
Be yourself in your application; don't worry about trying to be who you think the school...





My advice about getting recommenders
56 Words
Choose teachers of classes that you work the hardest in. Also ask teachers early and in person...