College Admissions Info

ssgnay
ssgnay
Northwestern University ‘15
BA, Mathematics, Psychology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Current undergrad
From: Chicago
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Prefer Not to Share
Legacy: Sibling
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: Northwestern, Denver U, Indiana, BC
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

36
ACT
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High School Performance

3.80
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Animal Foster Care Provider / Animal Rescue Volunteer, Yearbook, Equestrian, Key Club, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Challenged a belief
72 Words
I wrote of my experiences growing up in a highly conservative and religious family and how this pushed me to grow and learn on my own. The idea of questioning what one is told and exploring what I wanted to understand is very important. Central to my essay was my development of not following my family's beliefs, breaking away from our religious institution and the people who helped me along the way.

College Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
103 Words
I applied early decision to my school which highly increases your chances of being admitted. However, our early application system is binding so if you are admitted early decision, you are...





How I chose schools to apply to
205 Words
I applied to a few schools with rolling applications, these are mostly state schools. Doing this helps you calm yourself during the college admittance process, even if it is just to have an option while you apply to other schools you are more interested in. Most of these schools with rolling admissions have pretty generic common application processes that make it quite...





What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
86 Words
Don't write something that is so generic the admittance counselors will unsure if you are even interested. If you have visited campus or went on a...





My advice about getting recommenders
242 Words
I had one of my AP teachers and one of my activity advisors write my letters of recommendation. Be sure you choose people who really know you, have a good grasp on your work ethic as well as your personality. Getting good grades in a class is great, but a teacher who doesn't know you that well or see potential in you past your single class may not be the best person to...





Why I ultimately chose my school
107 Words
I chose my school for the combination of great academics, a variety of programs, student size, and scholarships offered. I didn't learn how important until after I got on campus it was...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
171 Words
My school has a student body of very high achieving and competitive people. The student body really pushes you to be your best by being surrounded by intelligent, hard working, and creative people every single day. At the same time, Northwestern school has wonderful people who will give you a home...





Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
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Look for scholarships offered both by the school and by private institutions. Many schools offer scholarships based...