College Admissions Info

Willamette University, ‘19
BA, Japanese Language and Literature, Creative Writing

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I recently completed my freshman year at Willamette University and I am working as a Community Mentor during my sophomore year.
From: Salem , Utah
Gender: Other
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: Willamette, UChicago
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Highest ACT:
Other ACT Scores:
ACT Prep:

High School Performance

Top 25%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving
Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, Debate Club/Team, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl
How Spent Summers:
Volunteer Experiences:

College Application Essays

132 Words
The clock told me it was about one o'clock in the morning. The blasting music did nothing to ease the emotional torrents racking the inside of my body. Everyone else was asleep, and I had nowhere to go to escape. I couldn't afford another night without sleep; I had school in the morning. In a sudden flash of inspiration, the emotions became words. Grabbing at the chance, I threw on the light and fetched the notebook and pencil from beside...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
20 Words
I wrote an essay on non-translatable words and why we should adopt those words rather than trying to translate them.

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
69 Words
I'd have started a lot earlier. I kept getting stressed about filling out the applications that I put them off until...

My favorite course thus far, and why
168 Words
My favourite course so far was called Ethics, Art, and War. It focused a lot on the ethics of war photography, surveillance, power structures, the use of drones (although that was generally a tangent by the teacher), the viability of photography as evidence, and methods and ethics of evaluating human...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
161 Words
Honestly, the leaders at our school are fairly untrustworthy and racially biased. The end of this year had the student body president retiring in protest and calling for the retirement of two of our deans. One of them complied, but we're still working to remove the other. The...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
27 Words
Honestly just get out there and do something....

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
110 Words
I'm in a club that meets everyday to write because I love writing. I joined the staff for the literary journal because it allows me to see what my peers are writing and...

What set me apart from other applicants
28 Words
If I had to guess, I'd probably say...

How I chose schools to apply to
18 Words
I chose schools with strong...

Why I ultimately chose my school
64 Words
I don't really have an in-depth reason, I guess. The school honestly just felt right. I tried to apply...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
103 Words
Tired (I think on average we get like 4-6 hours of sleep a night), Anxious (I'm pretty sure there was a study that said we're like 3x more stressed than the...