College Admissions Info

Emerson College, ‘17
BA, Creative Writing

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Junior Writing for Film and TV major at Emerson College
From: Los Angeles , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: NYU, Emerson, Bard
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1470
Highest SAT: 2100
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High School Performance

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High School Type: Other Private
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Academic Performance in High School: Some good some bad
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Basketball
Extracurricular Activities: Dance
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Childhood memory
977 Words
“Marissa, sweetheart, your Dad is here!” My friend’s mom calls down the hallway in that tone that parents have that is intended to pull children away from play so that they can reclaim their sanity, but rarely works. Normally that tone would not pull me away from my best friend and our make believe adventures, but this time it does. The words are what halt me, not the tone. She said my dad was here. I pad down the...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
122 Words
Columbia's core curriculum offers an opportunity to experience a wide range of courses. While my intended major is English, the Core requirements would not only give me the opportunity to explore a wide array of academic interests, but also afford the ability to pair my interest in writing with other subjects for a variety of viable career options. Columbia's location in New York City presents the ability to work and intern while in school in a wide array of industries....

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
327 Words
Humans, by nature, adapt to their surroundings. My surroundings have consistently changed throughout my entire life; I've lived in three different states, attended four different schools, and lived in ten different homes. Literature, at first, came into my life as a means of stability and escape. Books consistently afforded a safe haven of a reality I enjoyed more than my own. The years I spent in a small, closed minded town in Florida, after my parents divorced, were the years...

College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
114 Words
I used the Fiske Guide to colleges and College Prowler to look into colleges that were best for my major. Fiske is great, because it shows the best programs and has every college in...