College Admissions Info

Vicky Flores
Vicky Flores
Claremont McKenna College, ‘20
BA, Economics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hi! My name is Vicky Flores and I'm an incoming freshman at Claremont McKenna University, where I'll be majoring in PPE (Politics Philosophy and Economics) with a possible double major/minor in CS and Film Studies. Available to mentor/for advice.
From: Quito , Ecuador
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: Claremont (CMC), Santa Clara, Pepperdine, Fordham, USC, NYU
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish, French

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1490
Highest SAT: 2150
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High School Performance

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Top 5%
High School Type: International
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, Computer / Technology Volunteer, Model Congress / Model UN, School Band
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Story central to identity
624 Words
It seems as if in the process of growing up, we often lose the faculty of wonder that once allowed us to view the world with enthusiasm and curiosity. As a six-year-old living in Ecuador in 2005, I had a limited understanding of what the world entailed. I was used to my life in Quito, the little corner stores by my house, the busy roads that I could hear from my bedroom window at night and my grandmother's delicious home cooked...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
204 Words
While conducting my college search, I quickly realized that my ideal undergraduate experience encompassed three main aspects: cultural and intellectual diversity, leadership and involvement and an entrepreneurial spirit. When I visited CMC this summer, I was able to see myself studying and having stimulating discussions with people from all over the world. I pictured myself in the Athenaeum, listening to my heroes speak about issues that inspire me and learning from the unique experiences of my peers. As a third...

College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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5 adjectives that I think that...

What I’d change about my application process
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I would have taken more time to write my common app essay. I changed ideas too many...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
919 Words
I interviewed with Columbia University, Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, and Hult International Business School. When I was informed that I had my to have my first college interview, I was simultaneously excited and terrified. I looked all over the internet for advice and tips and I wanted to do anything to prepare. Yet, I wasn’t able to find comprehensive advice/tips that were current for the specific universities that I was looking for. Thus, from my experience, I’ve decided to share some of my own knowledge in hopes of helping you out: INITIAL INTERACTION Hult: My Hult...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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I would definitely recommend volunteering/community service or doing something that is fun that you're passionate about. Ideas: 1. Build a computer from scratch 2. Learn how to code 3. Learn a...

What set me apart from other applicants
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I think the top things that set me apart from other applicants were: 1. International experience - Living in Ecuador, Oman and the UAE, going to international schools, traveling 2. My love of...

Why I ultimately chose my school
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I ended up choosing Claremont McKenna College over the other schools I was accepted to because : 1. Reputation 2. Happiest College in America 3. Great economics department 4. Part of the Claremont Consortium (...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
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1. I think something that really helps in writing this essay is that if you can, you should go visit the campus and write down your...

My advice about getting recommenders
127 Words
Get to know your teachers really well. Stay after class, talk to them, find out what you have in common. Develop a relationship with them. Ask politely and well in advance. In my school, the top teachers would...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
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I love: 1. The Californian laid back vibe 2. The wonderful weather all year...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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Some of the most popular extracurriculars are: 1. Model United Nations 2. Outdoor Initiative 3. The Alexander...

My favorite course thus far, and why
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What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
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What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
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How to approach transferring schools
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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I did...

Why I declined other schools
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I declined other schools mainly...

Post-college plans
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How I chose schools to apply to
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I chose schools to apply to based on these...

Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
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Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
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My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
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* Will update...

How to increase chances at my school
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I would really focus on: 1. Keeping up a good GPA 2. Focusing on standardized test scores - SAT/ACT (I would recommend...