abusicescu
abusicescu,
WashU ‘20
B.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Knowledge is power -- and I am a superhero.
Features Included
2
Essays
15
Schools
16
Scores
1
Advice
7
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Las Vegas, Nevada
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
First Gen College StudentYes
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Romanian, French

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
  • University of Nevada - Reno  (Reno, NV)
  • University of Nevada - Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV)
  • Hofstra University (Hempstead, NY)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
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Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)

Applied for a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Sweat gleamed on my forehead. Rosin escaped my bow in puffs. Nervously wiping my hands against my gown, my mind flashed to the months of rehearsals that rested upon this one performance, this one hour of beauty in vibrations. As the conductor finally raised his arms, the orchestra became a single being, and with a unison breath, the stage became electrified. As long as I can remember, my parents have been cramming mathematical formulas into my brain. Physics phenomena. Chemical...
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Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
652 Words
Inhaling deeply, I watched in the mirror as my mother spun around me and tightened the waistline of my traditional Romanian folk costume. The intricate embroidery in the blouse was delicate to my touch, and as I ran my fingers along the designs, I could feel a reverence blooming in my chest. Stepping into the living room, I laughed as my collection of relatives exclaimed, “Look at our little American.” However, as I smiled in response, there was nothing but...
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School Specific Advice

More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
352 Words
It's difficult to decide where you're going to attend after having been accepted to multiple schools. However, if I'm being honest, I was not accepted to the schools that I really wanted to attend. As a result, I felt kind of cheated once I had to commit to one. I spent a lot of time sulking because I wasn't as successful as I expected -- DON'T DO THIS. I found that once I got out of my little storm cloud and I started to focus on all of the good things that I had going for me instead of the...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.5
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypeMagnet
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
31
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2320
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1570
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details11 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTennis, Swimming/Diving

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesKey Club, National Honor Society, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Model Congress / Model UN, School Jazz / Orchestra, Science Club/Team, World/Global Affairs Club
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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