College Admissions Info

University of Massachusetts - Amherst, ‘16
BA, Performing Arts

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am an acting major at Emerson College. I did go to UMASS Amherst for two years but then transferred to Emerson. I love music, photography, concerts and hanging out with friends!
From: Ashland , Massachusetts
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Parent, Sibling
Admission: Regular Decision, Transfer, Accepted From Waitlist
Applied To: 9 schools
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Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1140
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 50%
High School Type: Public
Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Dance, School Choir, Students Against Drunk Driving (Destructive Decisions) (SADD), School Theater/Plays
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement : Art/acting/singing, Career aspirations
102 Words
I was so glad that I decided to become a part of theater. I was still dancing but not that much and I missed it a little bit, but the experiences, friends, and fun times that I had in theater made up for the loss of some dance classes. Theater really made an impact on my life, I have become a more outgoing and creative person. I used to be very shy and quiet, I am still a little like...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
278 Words
“I want to be a performer when I grow up!” This has always been a dream of mine whether it was as a performer of dance, voice, or theater. I started as a dancer when I was three years old and I have been dancing ever since. I loved dancing and wanted to succeed in it. I was put on pointe, got a lead role in one of our school's performances, and was selected to choreograph my own solo for...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
139 Words
If I were to write a story of my life up until now I would title it The Life of a Young Emerging Artist. I have either been dancing, singing or acting my whole life. I started performing in dance. I did ballet, modern, and jazz. At fourteen I went to a performing arts camp and got bit by the musical theater bug. I added voice lessons to my dance training. After a summer of dancing at Alvin Ailey in...

Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
303 Words
Having an education is important to me because I want to be an intelligent member of society and someone who can be involved in the world. As an artist I feel that I can help society understand what art is and why it is important to have art in the world. Supporting an artist is important because an artist is a person who helps make the world an enjoyable place to live. Being an educated artist is important so that...

Supplemental Essay: Other
63 Words
I really tried to focus on what I was planning on study in college. talked about hoe it has been a large influence n my life and that is why I want to continue studying and learning about acting and the performing arts in general. I really recommend writing about a topic that you are passionate about and can reflect and expand on.

College Admissions Advice

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
38 Words
I personally would thank all of the admission counselors after I...

My advice about getting recommenders
39 Words
I asked my drama teacher to write one of my recommendation letters...

How I chose schools to apply to
59 Words
I ultimately chose schools that I really wanted to go to and could see myself going to school...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
34 Words
I like to try as many extracurricular activities as I...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
25 Words
If you are applying to an Arts program,...

What I’d change about my application process
50 Words
I would start sooner and try to get everything done before winter break. That way...

Why I ultimately chose my school
14 Words
I ultimately chose Emerson...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
19 Words
Students at Emerson are inclusive, friendly,...

How to approach transferring schools
120 Words
Transferring schools is not a bad thing to do. If you are not happy at your current school or go to school with the intentions of transferring make sure you take general education classes that will...