College Admissions Info

Emerson College, ‘17
BA, Publishing, Creative Writing, Literature

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I get very excited about dogs, and I hope to publish books in the future.
From: Medford Lakes
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: Emerson
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1540
Highest SAT: 2250
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High School Performance

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Top 5%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Animal Foster Care Provider / Animal Rescue Volunteer, Boy/Girl Scouts, Debate Club/Team, Italian Club, National Honor Society, Book Buddies, Multicultural / International Club
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Movie or book that changed you
504 Words
From the time I was young, I would hide behind books. Whenever I couldn’t deal with the world around me, I would retreat to Hogwarts or Wonderland or Narnia. As I have grown, I’ve slowly shed my fictional armor – though I never could have accomplished this feat without a boy named Craig Gilner. Craig and I share many traits: a loving family, a rigorous academic curriculum, a group of slightly dysfunctional friends, and crushing anxiety in dealing with...

Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
547 Words
I strolled into the house, ditched my flip-flops next to the door, and made my way to the kitchen, avoiding the squeaky floorboards. This house was almost as familiar as my own, but, as I entered the kitchen, I was startled to see a new face among the ones I had known for years. The introvert inside me immediately withdrew, afraid to embrace the unknown: a girl before me who was loud and vibrant and exuberant – all traits I felt...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
34 Words
We live in a global world, and this intercultural dialogue is necessary for success. I’m applying because Emerson’s outstanding record in communications ensures that I will be a part of that dialogue.

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
154 Words
From the time I was young, I have had my head buried in a book. Eventually, I wanted to imitate the authors I loved and began writing. Since then, I have immersed myself in my English courses, and I find solace in my studies. I know that literature will always be a part of my life, and because it makes me happy, I think that it is the most logical career choice for me. I would love to be involved...

Additional Essay Details:
108 Words
I do not think that my personal essay was elevated enough for a lot of the schools I was applying to. I wish that I had made my diction more academic and written about something less personal. Also, I feel the same way about the scholarship essay for Emerson College. The prompt asked you to write about an experience with an "other," and though I addressed the topic, I really had not interacted with an other in the sense that...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
58 Words
I should have looked at more colleges. I looked at either reach schools or safeties. I am...

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
92 Words
Keep following up if you want to get into a school! I applied Early Decision to Williams, but I got cold feet. I decided I really did not...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
93 Words
I did a lot of alumni interviews, which were generally relaxed. I prepared for them by reviewing a lot of information about the school so I would be...

How I chose schools to apply to
81 Words
I used a program at my school called Naviance. I plugged in the information about myself that was relevant (GPA, SAT scores, where I...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
63 Words
I'm currently involved in a literary magazine, a publishing club, and occasionally a feminist group when it meets. I'm...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
76 Words
I love living in center city. I would not trade it for the world. Everything is accessible, and I can take the public...

Post-college plans
59 Words
I hope to go into the publishing industry after college. Networking is incredibly important in this industry, and...