College Admissions Info

Pippa205
Pippa205
Boston College ‘20
BA,

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

International Freshman at BC '20 - Excited to explore Boston and have the best four years on The Heights. Here to help!
From: London , United Kingdom
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Accepted At: BC, UMich, Emory
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

2000
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1410
Highest SAT: 2000
SAT Prep:
SAT IIs:

High School Performance

4.00
GPA
Top 10%
Rank
High School Type: Boarding
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Field Hockey, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Student Council / Government, Community Cleanup / Service
Work:
Awards Received:
Application Additional Materials:

College Application Essays

TOWN NAMES DELETED FOR PRIVACY REASONS. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story. Please write an essay (250-650 words) on the topic selected. You can type directly into the box, or you can paste text from another source. When describing my home of ---, I would define it as a typical English village. But what...









Supplemental Essay: Using a metaphor
117 Words
I am an avid lover of the piano; it was the only instrument I truly enjoyed playing as a child. My black wooden Yamaha piano has been a constant in my life. Because of this, I have come to see its black keys as metaphors for the hurdles I have overcome. Some of the obstacles have helped me grow; they've complemented the song that is my life. Others, however, are awkward, uncomfortable and have the ability to ruin the whole...



Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
266 Words
Fear is something experienced by everybody. However not everybody experiences the self-empowerment of overcoming their fears. As a young child I was extremely afraid of swimming and refused to get anywhere near a large mass of water that didn't resemble a puddle. I was on holiday one summer when I was finally tempted into the pool. I started off with floats and supports and slowly worked my way forward from there. My dad was a patient and encouraging teacher, who...





Supplemental Essay for BC: Unique question posed by school
146 Words
Many human beings throughout history have found inspiration and joy in literature and works of art. Is there a book, play, poem, movie, painting, music selection, or photograph that has been especially meaningful to you? Laurent Binet's 'HHhH' is especially meaningful to me as it was through this book that I discovered my passion for history. Without this book I may not have even been applying to university as I was in such a state of confusion to where my...



Additional Essay Details:
110 Words
1. Be honest. 2. Just write - make it your draft - just keep writing as you can edit out the terrible parts later but often the act of continuous writing can lead your brain to come up with new ideas... which may lead to your final college essay idea. 3. Get at least two, but no more than three people to read over your essays - checking for grammar and giving their opinions. 4. Interpret the questions in any way you want -...



College Admissions Advice

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
146 Words
The obvious aim of this is for the Colleges' Admissions tutors to see that you know the school, you genuinely want to attend, and you are passionate about what they have to offer. Get specific in details - name Professors or courses that interest...





How I chose schools to apply to
64 Words
I went through the main criteria and decided what my ideal school would be like: Medium size, near a...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
81 Words
I interviewed for Yale and Georgetown, and found that their main aim what to see what I knew about the school and what attracted...





Why I declined other schools (Emory, UMich, BC)
82 Words
I declined University of Michigan primarily because of its size and location. I almost chose Emory to attend due to the high academics, beautiful...





What I’d change about my application process
35 Words
DEADLINES are crucial. I'm not talking about the infamous Jan 1st...





Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
68 Words
After being Waitlisted I sent a letter of continued interest to the Admissions officer who emailed me my results, and...