isval19
isval19,
Wellesley ‘21
B.A., Environmental Studies
First-year student passionate about the intersection of sustainability and business.
Features Included
4
Essays
7
Schools
11
Scores
7
Advice
6
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Peabody, Massachusetts
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA)
  • Barnard College (New York, NY)
  • University of Massachusetts - Amherst (Amherst, MA)
  • Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
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Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA)

Applied for a B.A. in Environmental Studies

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

The tick-tocking of the clock was the only sound in the room. Fingers tingling with anticipation, I yanked the pillow off. There was my tooth, in all its dried blood glory. I blinked several times, testing to see if this was all just a dream. Nope, this was reality. I heaved a sigh. Grabbing the tooth, I trotted off to confront my parents. "You lied! I cried, brandishing the tooth in front my dad's face. "The Tooth Fairy's not real!" ...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
367 Words
"There's no way I'm going to relate to a WWII vet," I scoffed. "Just do your best. Act like he's your grandpa," my friend reassured me. There was one problem: I didn’t know how to interact with my grandparents, as I had left them behind in the Philippines when I immigrated to the U.S.That rendered me socially inept at comfortably interacting with people much older than myself. A brief wave to my 70-year-old neighbor was one thing,...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
337 Words
Sitting on the grass of the Academic Quad were several students and their professor. My tour guide Ashley explained that when the weather was nice, some professors took the class discussion outside the classroom. The gray-haired professor in front of me held up a botany book in his hand, presumably leading a discussion on plant structures and classification—not that I paid much mind. I was more focused more on the sight of the professor actually bonding with his students....
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
237 Words
Wellesley's liberal arts and sciences curriculum allows me to weave my interests in the sciences and my traditional strengths in the humanities seamlessly, which is perfect for me considering that I’d like to major in Environmental Studies. The Environmental Studies major at Wellesley features is incredibly interdisciplinary and features a comprehensive study of science topics as well as economics, law, and public policy. I believe that a large part of environmental problems cannot be solved not necessarily because we...
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School Specific Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Hard-working, conscientious,...
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How I would rate the alumni network at my school
31 Words
The alumnae network is fantastic! There's a very strong...
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The stress level and competitiveness of a typical student at my school
68 Words
Wellesley can be stressful at times, however, the stress comes less from the schoolwork and more from the pressure that...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
142 Words
Wellesley College's campus is isolated in the sense that there are very defined campus boundaries; that said, it is easier to get off campus to get into a city like Boston than, say Amherst or Williams. Many students go into Boston and...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

How to deal with the stress of applying to college
92 Words
Everyone says this, but definitely start writing early. A good English teacher of mine once told me that writing is like baking bread: you have to start it...
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My advice about getting recommenders
39 Words
Make sure your recommender is one that has solid writing skills and...
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How I narrowed down my essay topics
65 Words
I picked a few topics that appealed to me. When it came down to actually writing the full on...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.2
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1430
 
SAT Score Details
 
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details8 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTennis

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), Rotary Club, Tutoring/Mentoring, Conservancy Volunteer, Mock Trial, National Honor Society
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Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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