abouscaren
abouscaren,
Columbia ‘21
B.A., Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Columbia University 2021 y'all!
Features Included
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Essays
5
Schools
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Scores
3
Advice
3
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Chula Vista, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityHispanic
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)
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Columbia University (New York, NY)

Applied for a B.A. in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

My best friend sealed his death sentence with a swift manipulation of his fingers. He thrusted his sign unnaturally at the camera with the confidence of Los Colonia Chiques- one of the oldest and most notorious gangs in all of greater Los Angeles. As I processed the image, my gaze wandered towards the faintly visible scar above his left elbow. The nostalgic smell of antiseptic wipes flooded my nose as I re imagined his six year old self wailing -...
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I apathetically watched my mother’s face twist first in horror, and then pain as she processed that I had just told her I wanted to kill myself. At the start of my 8th grade year, my mother and stepfather separated after nine years. What I perceived to be the demise of my family was ultimately the catalyst for the development of my severe depression and anxiety.My anxiety was visualized in the raw patches of skin where my eyebrows...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
304 Words
The woman bearing a light blue admissions pin’s voice booms over the wooden pews of Low Library. She begins with,“What defines a Columbia student is an insatiable hunger for knowledge,” and I know in that moment I have decided where I want to spend the next four years. As I walk underneath the chiseled names of fathers of timeless thought like Sophocles and Virgil, I realize the sheer importance of the Common Core. Columbia University chooses to provide...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
291 Words
I highly attribute my desire to pursue a career in human rights to my upbringing. My father left my mother and I when I was three years old - leaving our small barrio north of Los Angeles to travel throughout Argentina, Mexico, and eventually settling in Berkeley, California. My souvenirs from his travels consisted of Manu Chao CD’s, outings to premieres of feminist documentaries, and children’s books titled A is For Activist. With the stubbornness of a child,...
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School Specific Advice

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General Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
59 Words
Don't try and do everything at once! Pick what you're actually passionate about and go from there (extracurriculars...
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What I’d change about my application process
28 Words
Get critique on your essays!! From friends, family,...
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What I’d change about my application process
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Start months in...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.20
 
Rank
Top 10%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1250
 
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Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

SportsSoccer

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesCommunity or summer theater/plays, Model Congress / Model UN, Political Campaign
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Experience & Awards

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