College Admissions Info

swparnon
swparnon
Northwestern University ‘16
BA, Art History

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Northwestern undergraduate
From: Corvallis
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: Northwestern, Wellesley, RISD
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

2260
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1540
Highest SAT: 2260
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High School Performance

3.80
GPA
Top 25%
Rank
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Volleyball, Softball
Extracurricular Activities: Community Cleanup / Service, Debate Club/Team, Library Volunteer, National Honor Society, Political Campaign, School Band, School theater/plays, Student Council / Government
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Creative personal story
530 Words
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...









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

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

College 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...





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...





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...





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...





How I chose schools to apply to
47 Words
Don't apply to schools that you aren't interested in going to - that sounds...





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. ...