College Admissions Info

Georgetown University, ‘19
BA, International Relations and National Security Studies, Arabic Language and Literature

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a sophomore at Georgetown University studying International Affairs in the School of Foreign Service. I'm involved in several campus activities and off-campus charity work. I took a gap year after high school.
From: , Illinois
Gender: Female
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 2 schools
Accepted At: Georgetown, GWU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

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High School Performance

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Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Charity Drive Organizing, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, National Honor Society, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

When I was a little girl, my gymnastics coach used to tell me that what nearly breaks you builds you up and makes you stronger. I did not fully understand the meaning of this motto until I had an experience that changed my life forever. In 2006, I went to the doctor expecting to find out I had a sports injury from my training as a competitive gymnast. My life instantly changed when the doctors discovered that the pain in my...

Supplemental Essay for Georgetown: Other
678 Words
"Identify a major global issue and how you would solve it" As I walked into a Pickens Plan town hall meeting in 2008, I had no idea that the meeting would spark a mission in me—to educate my peers about global warming and clean energy. The purpose of the Pickens Plan, started by T. Boone Pickens, is to make America energy independent through the use of natural resources. T. Boone Pickens is a billionaire who made his fortune in the...

Supplemental Essay for Georgetown: Time off from school
497 Words
My name is Jennifer Rubino and I am applying for admission to the School of Foreign Service. Enclosed please find my application part II as well as supplemental information on my charity, Cards for Hospitalized Kids. My ACT score report, secondary school report, high school transcripts, summer college transcript and teacher evaluations should also be received in the mail. Additionally, Professor Stephen King will be delivering a recommendation letter to the admissions office. Along with my application, I wanted to...

Supplemental Essay for Georgetown: Other
832 Words
In February of 2011, I was lying in the intensive care unit (ICU) trying to recover from my thirteenth surgery to treat a chronic illness. The ICU is the hospital unit for the sickest patients and is a place where hope is often the strongest medicine. I was in extreme pain and was away from everything outside of my hospital room—I felt forgotten and was close to losing hope. I had spent the last six years of my life fighting...

Additional Essay Details:
72 Words
I utilized my essays to not only set myself apart but also explain parts of my education that needed special explanation such as time off from school and a drop in grades my sophomore year when I was suffering from serious medical issues. In doing so, I was able to provide an explanation holistically without making it seem like I wanted sympathy and demonstrate that I was more than what I'd endured.

College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience (Georgetown)
62 Words
I interviewed with Georgetown for my application. The interview was with an alum. The interview is a great...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college (Georgetown, GWU)
134 Words
My best advice is to not just utilize your summers to do something unique that will help you in the admissions process, such as a pre-college program, internship, etc., but also to ensure you still have fun/enjoy being a...

What set me apart from other applicants (Georgetown, GWU)
89 Words
I was not the applicant with the highest scores or grades. However, my personal story and extra-curricular activities really made me stand out. The admissions officer...

My advice about getting recommenders (Georgetown, GWU)
107 Words
My advice is to choose people that truly know you well. Those types of recommendations (in my opinion) are preferred over recommenders who merely just write a recommendation based on your...

My favorite course thus far, and why (Georgetown)
50 Words
My favorite course thus far is Problem of God. Thought completely outside of my areas...

How to increase chances at my school (Georgetown)
65 Words
- Don't try to do every activity. In my view, Admissions would rather see you be passionate about...