College Admissions Info

Boston College, ‘18
BS, Political Science and Government, Finance

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hi I am Mike. I am majoring in business management and political science. I am very involved in different service activities on campus and enjoy running and fishing. I always wanted to attend Boston College and am ready to help anyone with the same goal.
From: Lunenburg , Massachusetts
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents, Grandparent, Sibling
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: Fordham, BC, Georgetown, Northeastern, Fairfield
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1470
Highest SAT: 2110
SAT Prep:
Other Standardized Tests:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Religious
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Football, Lacrosse
Extracurricular Activities: Student Council / Government, Tutoring/Mentoring, Special Olympics, Drama Production Crew
How Spent Summers:
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Family member’s disability
674 Words
Within a six month period I had broke my leg and could not play football, my grandmother passed away, my other grandmother was diagnosed with severe Alzheimer's and to put the cherry on the sundae my mother had cancer. One could say I was a naive optimist before or at the very least an untested panglossian. After going through the experience of cancer I am able to more legitimately highlight a core part of me, in my choice to remain...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
583 Words
The enthusiasm in Room 46 was lackluster at best on a rainy Friday in November of my freshmen year. Mr. Speigel was lecturing about ancient Greek political theory and most of the students were not thinking about the weekend, but in the corner of the room sat a boy just learning how much he liked politics. That boy was me and after four years of high school, that interest in government has blossomed into a true love. Nothing else in the...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
319 Words
As the paint from the first ever Saint Bernard’s senior class lounge dries on my hand, I sift through old pictures and I reminisce back to freshman year. The loud speaker comes on and the voice of our headmaster blares into the small classroom as my heart begins to beat faster. “And now for freshmen class president… Michael Alario.” Ever since that announcement I have dedicated myself to the service of my class. I have enjoyed four uninterrupted years...

Additional Essay Details:
58 Words
Essays are the most difficult party of the application process. I wrote my essays in the summer and had my teachers review them the second I got back to school. I would suggest that you do the same and get as many people as you can to read your essays while making sure you keep your own voice.

College Admissions Advice

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
47 Words
Boston College is a service oriented school, most of the students are involved in...

My favorite course thus far, and why
62 Words
United States Politics and Policy, the course is practical and goes into real like topical issues. I also...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Smart, Perfectionist,...

What I’d change about my application process
34 Words
I would have applied to more reach schools, less saftey...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
14 Words
Georgetown - Interview went...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
41 Words
4Boston Volunteers, Applachia Volunteers, Generation Citizen Democracy Coach These all appealed to...

My advice about getting recommenders
62 Words
It is imperative that you ask the person recommending you early in the process and give them a deadline...