College Admissions Info

alysen_smith
alysen_smith
Emerson College, ‘17
BA, Literature, Publishing, Creative Writing

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm a sophomore at Emerson College in Boston, MA
From: Brandon , Vermont
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: BU, NYU, UMass, Emerson, UVM, Manhattan College
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

1890
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1340
Highest SAT: 1890
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High School Performance

3.80
GPA
Top 10%
Rank
High School Type: Public
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Basketball, Lacrosse, Skiing, Soccer, Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Community Cleanup / Service, Student Council / Government, Yearbook, Prom Committee, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Role model/inspiration
488 Words
Throughout my life, many people have had a memorable influence on me. Fortunately, I've known a number of respectable, honest and virtuous individuals who have gained my admiration through the lessons or values which they have instilled in me. My parents, two of the most prominent of these people, have always encouraged generosity and empathy; many of my teachers have imparted on me the value of ambition and self-discipline; likewise, I have learned many important lessons from other significant figures...







Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
187 Words
When I began working at Olympia Sports in the summer of 2011, I would never have guessed that I would benefit from my job to the extent that I have. As my first official employer, store 132 in Middlebury, Vermont has taught me the value of cooperation and responsibility more than any other experience I’ve had. My job has impressed upon me that respecting the people that I work with and valuing their opinions and points of view results in a...



Additional Essay Details:
152 Words
For my personal statement, I was prompted to write about someone in my life who influence me the most. For the supplementary essay, I was prompted to write about how a work experience influenced my life. Both of these topics required a lot of reflection; but writing the essays wasn't the hard part. After I finished writing them, I took each essay to my high school English teacher and had him critique them. Then, I revised them and gave them...



College Admissions Advice

What I like about my school’s location and culture
65 Words
I love Emerson's location more than any of the other ten schools I applied to. You can find us in...





What I’d change about my application process
71 Words
I applied to eleven schools in all. I wanted to make absolutely sure that I was going to go to college...