College Admissions Info

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Economics and Psychology major. Interested in Behavioral Economics!
From: Dallas , Texas
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: Other Family Member
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: Duke, UT Austin, Northwestern
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish, French

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1520
Highest SAT: 2210
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
High School Type: Boarding
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Volleyball, Cross Country
Extracurricular Activities: Student Council / Government, After School Program Coordinator, Outdoors/Hiking Club, Debate Club/Team, Photography / Film, Multicultural / International Club
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College Application Essays

I wrote about how my diverse and international background has helped me see that one of the biggest problems in the communities I have lived in, is educational inequality, and what I have done about it, by studying it, volunteering, leading after school programs etc.

Supplemental Essay for Brown: “Why us” school essay
41 Words
Talked about the friendly atmosphere that I felt when I visited Brown. I also talked about diversity, and how I could contribute to it. I then also talked about the open curriculum, and how the Engaged Scholars program really interested me.

Supplemental Essay for Duke: Unique question posed by school
242 Words
Share a perspective response "Where are you from?" is a question I have heard many times. I am half Spanish, half Belgian, I was born in the U.S., but grew up most of my life in Spain. Because that answer seemed too long, I always felt that I needed to choose one of my multiple identities. However, after watching Taiye Selasi's Ted Talk "Don't ask where I'm from, ask where I'm a local", I have come to the conclusion...

Supplemental Essay for Northwestern: Unique question posed by school
324 Words
Northwestern Statement In the last years I have become very interested in the issue of educational inequality. So far I have pursued this interest by setting up different educational programs in Las Vegas, New Mexico, and by studying Economics HL and doing research on inequality. I believe that Northwestern would take me to the next level by providing the academic flexibility to approach this problem from different angles and by giving opportunities to engage with the community. At Northwestern I...

Supplemental Essay for Princeton: Other
154 Words
Extracurricular activities or work experiences Last year I was elected as one of the six representatives on the Student Council. My involvement with the Student Council is driven by a belief that everyone's voice should be heard. I have been in many schools and have often seen kids either being ignored or too shy to voice their opinions. When debating school problems, whether it is permissiveness with alcohol or academic stress, there is often a silent majority that is not...

Supplemental Essay for Stanford: Other
57 Words
Most significant challenge society faces today: Inequality of all types — income, gender, race, religion and opportunities — is not just an affront to human decency, it also stifles our progress. The best guarantee to eradicate malaria or to solve the world's energy problems is to have everyone live to his or her full potential.

College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
229 Words
I was going back and forth between Duke and Brown for about a month. Here is what I compiled: DUKE -Pros: great academics, lots of opportunities for inrnships, great research opportunities, beautiful campus, GREAT weather, great connections one you graduate, close community, partly due to the basketball culture - Cons: (very personal): I dont really like Greek life, I'm not into basketball, it has a more...

My advice about getting recommenders
26 Words
Get a teacher that has seen you grow,...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
98 Words
This is one of the easiest and hardest question of the application. It's easy, because if you are applying to the college you hopefully are applying because you like...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience (Stanford, Brown, Northwestern)
106 Words
Always try to interview! Although interviews are a small part of the application, it helps the university get to know you in a more personal way. Interviews are usually very easy. The...

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred (Stanford)
75 Words
I applied early to Stanford and got deferred. After that I had to give additional information on what I had done and...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience (Brown, Northwestern, Stanford)
202 Words
Even though interviews are just one more component to an application, in my opinion they are pretty important. An interview lets the school get to know you on a more personal level. It lets them see how you interact with people, how you behave socially.... Something that can not be seen in a piece of paper. Interviews are also pretty easy!...

How I chose schools to apply to (Brown)
63 Words
Great location! Not in a huge city, which allows students to build a community in the University itself....

My favorite course thus far, and why (Brown)
36 Words
FYS (First year seminars) are great! They usually have less than 20...