alannaw
alannaw,
Princeton ‘16
B.A., Economics
Hi! I'm a Princeton recent graduate, working for the feds next year
Features Included
4
Essays
13
Schools
11
Scores
4
Advice
6
ECs
3
Sports

Background

Hometown Santa Cruz, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish, Portuguese

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Pomona College (Claremont, CA)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Amherst College (Amherst, MA)
  • Claremont McKenna College (Claremont, CA)
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Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)

Applied for a B.A. in Economics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Parent

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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I wrote about my experience learning Spanish, with fun twists. I covered how I learned: a class, then growing interest which led to intensive independent study revolving around Latin American telenovelas, and traveling over the summer to Argentina and why I learned: reaching a goal, personal growth, connecting to other cultures and the world.
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
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The Princeton prompt asked about an experience that had shaped me with the school's motto, "in the nation's service and in the service of all nations" in mind. I wrote about my experience building the Model UN club at my school from no members to a thriving club, and evolving myself from a very shy, timid girl, to an articulate, informed student of the world.
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
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Princeton asked how I spent my last two summers, I divided them between one summer volunteering and embarking on an ambitious independent science project, and the next summer I spent in Buenos Aires learning more Spanish and about the culture. It showed a balance between, and a dedication to, my diverse interests.
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Additional Essay Details
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Because there were a few related prompts that could also be repetitive of my personal statement, it was a challenge to make sure that I covered different topics, ideas and parts of my personality in each essay, while still staying consistent. Thus, it was important to read all my essays together with the common app personal statement.
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General Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
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Law and Economics was taught by an incredibly engaging...
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Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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I would say that there is no "most...
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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driven, surprisingly...
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What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
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It is nearly impossible to major in math or physics, the departments only end up having some crazy...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.43
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2340
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1580
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTrack & Field, Fencing, Soccer

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesModel Congress / Model UN, Math Team, Conservancy Volunteer, Clean Ocean Beach Sweeps / River Cleanup, Tutoring/Mentoring, School Theater/Plays
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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