College Admissions Info

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, ‘19
BA, Public Policy, Administration, and Social Work, Economics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Proud Wolverine
From: Mount Laurel , New Jersey
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: UMich, Pitt, GWU, Indiana, American, U of Minnesota, Tulane, Northeastern, Drexel
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

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High School Performance

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Top 10%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Model Congress / Model UN, National Honor Society, German Club, Students Against Drunk Driving (Destructive Decisions) (SADD)
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College Application Essays

“Let’s get started,” I announce, banging the gavel on the table in an attempt to get everyone’s attention. “We have 72 hours to plan the most successful fundraising campaign this conference has ever seen,” I add, eager to stir the committee to action and excellence. Although I’ve only just met the ten boys seated around the conference table, I’m confident we will meet the extravagant goal I’ve set. After all, we are all here because of...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
508 Words
Resources! Global Outreach! Diversity! The common themes of the dozens of college admission sessions I attended; the colleges I had sought out for their prestige and world-renowned international programs. Following the sessions, once approaching the student representatives or the speakers themselves, I always asked, “How does your institution stand behind your global outreach claims?”, or “What are some of the programs?”. I always received the generic responses such as “Study abroad!” or “Participate in our foreign language programs!”. Never, in...

Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
257 Words
For such a small group of people, I am constantly conscious of the impact and how global the Jewish reach is. Part of the appeal of the B’nai B’rith Youth Organization for me was how I was able to expand my Jewish interests by interacting with Jews on a regional, national, and international scale. It is the BBYO community, all 5,000 of us, where I feel like a part of something greater than just my individual Judaism. While there...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
637 Words
The international forum called the Group of 20 was founded in September 1999 during the Asian financial crisis. Consisting of 19 countries with the world’s largest economies and the European Union, the G20’s purpose is “to bring together systemically important industrialized and developing economies to discuss key issues in the global economy” (G20). The first G20 summit was hosted by President Bush in Pittsburgh in November 2008, and there has been one hosted by a member country annually ever since. Despite its...

College Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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Community service organizations. There is a huge variety of...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
122 Words
Activities that reflect who you are as a person and what you want to achieve. Employers and colleges want to know who YOU are, which includes what you are passionate about and what your goals are for...

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
67 Words
Originally deferred from Northeastern and Michigan. After New Years in early January, I sent an enthusiastic email to my respective...

My advice about getting recommenders
50 Words
Start early. I asked my recommenders formally at the end of junior year, even mentioning...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
87 Words
I only interviewed with one school (George Washington University) and it was optional. It was at a local Starbucks with a current GWU student. She asked...