College Admissions Info

Ashley L.
Emerson College, ‘17
BA,

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Sophomore Writing, Literature, and Publishing Major
From: Dartmouth
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: Emerson, UMass
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Portuguese

Test Scores

2010
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1410
Other SAT Scores:

High School Performance

3.86
GPA
Top 25%
Rank
High School Type: Religious
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, Dance, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism
How Spent Summers:

College Application Essays

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
137 Words
The Writing, Literature and Publishing major would provide me with the diversity I want in my major. It would allow me to study Literature, a favorite subject of mine, while at the same time preparing for a career in magazine or digital journalism. Literature is a very influential and important part of my life, and as a future journalist and writer, I feel that it should be an integral part of my major as well. However, I can’t forget...



Additional Essay Details:
28 Words
This was a supplemental essay for Emerson College about why I wanted to major in Writing, Literature, and Publishing; at Emerson, you declare your major prior to entry.

College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
105 Words
It's okay to be nervous at interviews! I highly recommend (as cliche as it may sound) trying to be yourself, and being as prepared as possible. Dress comfortably but professionally, and don't...





How I chose schools to apply to
144 Words
I chose schools based on a three level basis: Back-up schools, Medium schools, and Reach schools. This means I applied to a few schools I was positive I could get into, a few that I would most likely get into, and a few...





My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
26 Words
In college I write for an on-campus magazine...





Post-college plans
35 Words
My hopes are to graduate with my B.A. in Writing,...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
96 Words
Boston is the perfect location for a college campus. While many schools (including Emerson) don't have a traditional campus (we refer to ours as a "vertical one") that simply...





Why I ultimately chose my school
109 Words
My school was my #1 choice when applying to college. For me it wasn't a reach school, but it wasn't a definite either. I wanted to go to Emerson because as an aspiring magazine...