William & Mary ‘19
B.A., International Relations
I'm a student in the William and Mary St Andrews Joint Degree Programme. I spend my time playing soccer (football) and learning about the world from both sides of the pond.
Features Included


Hometown Alexandria, Virginia
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
First Gen College StudentNo
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
  • University of Richmond (Richmond, VA)
  • University of San Diego (San Diego, CA)
Tap/click a school logo above to view essays and advice specific to that school.

College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA)

Applied for a B.A. in International Relations

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

They watched intently as my eyes grew larger, my heart beat faster, and my steps slowly brought my suitcase and I into a whole new world. I sensed them scrutinizing me, young and innocent, suddenly enveloped and immersed in a culture strange and unfamiliar to me. Despite all the pictures I’d seen, talks I’d heard, lists I’d read of what to expect, nothing could have truly prepared me, nothing could truly explain the experience of immersing oneself...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
295 Words
In her fourth year at UVA, Laura Nelson was inspired to create Flash Seminars, one time classes which facilitate high energy discussion about thought-provoking topics outside of traditional coursework. If you created a flash seminar, what idea would you explore and why? The ball hit me with a thud in the back of my head and as I crumpled to the ground, my world went black. I suffered through my first concussion in my freshman year of high school, headaches,...
Supplemental Essay: Other
1635 Words
Intriguing, eye opening and crucial, the field of International Relations has become more essential than ever in today’s globalized world. I would love to study International Relations at the College of William and Mary, in particular, as part of the St. Andrews William and Mary Joint Degree Programme. The Joint Degree Programme is a unique and exciting opportunity that would allow me to receive a high quality education and an enhanced global perspective. Like any other International Relations major,...

School Specific Advice

More Essays

These essays haven't been tagged by school. Click school logos above to see tagged essays.

General Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
274 Words
1. Studious, 2. Curious - William and Mary students have a reputation for spending their Friday nights in the library. While this is certainly not the reality for most students, WM students' dedication to their school work surely exceeds the dedication of a typical college student. Part of this is due to the rigorous academic curriculum at William and Mary, but as a whole WM students are curious and love learning. 3. Involved - If you ask a student what extracurriculars they're involved in, you're...
How I chose schools to apply to
159 Words
1. Choose an area of study. I wanted to study International Relations, so I looked for schools with study abroad programs, extensive language courses, an international outlook and appreciation of cultural diversity. 2. Size. I thrive in smaller environments, so I took that into account when applying to schools, and...
How to increase chances at my school
60 Words
William and Mary is a quirky place. We love a little humor, intellectuals and diversity in every way....
Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
58 Words
Fraternities and Sororities are relatively popular (1/3 of the school participates in Greek Life), but don't play the...
My favorite course thus far, and why
64 Words
I loved East and Central European Politics because my professor had real experience working for the state department in...

High School Performance

Weighted GPA
Top 1%
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
SAT Score Details
Converted SAT Score1500
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details8 classes and scores




ActivitiesVolunteer Coach, National Honor Society, Athletics Organization, Church, Tutoring/Mentoring, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Student Council / Government

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

Similar Profiles

William & Mary ‘17

Accepted to William & Mary

I am an Art History and Sociology major at the College of William & Mary, and I am involved in A Capella and writing for Spoon University.
William & Mary ‘18

Accepted to William & Mary

I'm a sophomore at the College of William & Mary. I like reading, writing, cooking, and eating. I'm undeclared but have several majors in mind.
UMich ‘20

Accepted to UMich, Wisconsin, Illinois, BC, Purdue, Indiana, Miami OH

University of Michigan '20 (LSA) Also accepted - Engineering @ Illinois Urbana-Champaign & Purdue, Boston College (Business) & Indiana Business, U-Wisconsin Madison, and more!
William & Mary ‘18

Accepted to William & Mary

I am a member of the College of William and Mary Class of 2018.
William & Mary ‘19

Accepted to Emerson, Fordham, NYU, William & Mary, U San Fran, UVA, VCU, Loyola U Chicago,

I am a person who started off my senior year expecting to barely get accepted into a community college and ended it being accepted into nine schools (all with scholarship offers) and being offered a full-ride scholarship into one of my top choices- W&M