swparnon
swparnon,
Northwestern ‘16
B.A., Art History
Northwestern undergraduate
Features Included
3
Essays
7
Schools
8
Scores
6
Advice
8
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Corvallis
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA)
  • Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)  (Providence, RI)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
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Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)

Applied for a B.A. in Art History

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
530 Words
Creative personal story
These Are a Few of My Favorite Things Birkenstock Sandals – The straps of my Birkenstocks have triangles cut out of them, and the soles of my Birkenstocks are thick - so my feet look like they’re always crossing tiny suspension bridges. As I carry myself through life’s adventures, my bridges keep me from falling. Penguins – I once fed the Central Park Penguins and noticed how expressive they were: without flexible mouths, they had learned to communicate with their...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
23 Words
talked about the location, the programs that were specific to my needs, and the experience I had had when I visited the campus
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Supplemental Essay Issue of personal significance
28 Words
my brother has bipolar disorder so I mentioned this in the additional information section to explain some financial and personal distress my family has had over the years
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General Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
62 Words
I wish I had done more work during the summers of high school. These are great opportunities to explore...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
195 Words
Looking back I didn't get into any schools that I interviewed for, but I think that's just a coincidence. Interviews don't do a lot of admissions but I think I did have one that hurt me. During my first interview, which was for Brown and was for early decision, I was completely unprepared. My interviewer asked me to come...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
97 Words
Although many scholarships in my town are for people only going to the state universities, I did find some that were more broad. The local charters of the Kiwanis...
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Why I declined other schools
89 Words
I didn't think that visiting a college could change my decision about that college, because they all seemed about the same to me. I visited Wellesley and...
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How I chose schools to apply to
47 Words
Don't apply to schools that you aren't interested in going to - that sounds...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
84 Words
Northwestern loves to hear about how they're big10 but also great at academics. They also really value the lake location and our proximity to Chicago. ...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.8
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 25%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2260
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1540
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores

Sports

SportsVolleyball, Softball

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesCommunity Cleanup / Service, Debate Club/Team, Library Volunteer, National Honor Society, Political Campaign, School Band, School Theater/Plays, Student Council / Government

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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