College Admissions Info

Vanderbilt University, ‘18
BS, Human Development

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Vanderbilt Class of 2018
From: Ridgefied , Connecticut
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 14 schools
Accepted At: BC, Vanderbilt, Emory, Richmond, USC, Elon, Furman
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1560
Highest SAT: 2300
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 25%
High School Type: Boarding
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization
How Spent Summers:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Family background
658 Words
If there is one place in the world where I am content, it is Sunday dinner at my Grandma’s house. There are three courses of the Italian food that no one will ever be able to cook just like my grandmother does. The oval table it’s served on is surrounded by three generations of my mom’s family all taking the opportunity to relax at dinner together to take a breath and rejuvenate for the upcoming week. Although...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
230 Words
For me, Davidson is the perfect balance of the southern feel that I am looking for and the liberal arts education that I am truly passionate about. Many of the schools near Davidson have a lot more students and not as strong of academics. On the other hand, schools with a similar size and education tend to be in the North, which is where I have spent my entire life. I want the adventure of a new region and its...

Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
144 Words
I’m a Republican. My parents are, my brother is, and most of my friends are. However, this often leads people to “anticipate [my] argument” on social issues incorrectly. For example, at the beginning of this year, I walked out of my dorm room wearing a “Choate Young Republicans” t-shirt. Immediately, I had 3 freshmen asking, “Are you against gay marriage?” “Are you actually pro-life?” “Do you have a heart?” My answers surprised them. “No, no, and uhh…yes.” They couldn...

College Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
38 Words
Honestly, I think this is really important. There is so much...

Why I declined other schools
52 Words
I declined other schools because I feel like Vanderbilt is ultimately the best education relative to...

How I chose schools to apply to
35 Words
Try to pick schools where you know you will be happy....

How to increase chances at my school
13 Words
Make sure you find...