College Admissions Info

Emerson College, ‘18
BA, Film and Video Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a writer, book lover, pluviophile, student, dancer, and more.
From: Merrimack
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Sibling
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: Emerson, CUNY City, Hunter, Pace
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1290
Highest SAT: 1810
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 25%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
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Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Student Council / Government, Dance, Gay/Straight Alliance, Library Volunteer, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Challenged a belief
264 Words
My decision to eliminate my father from my life isn't a popular one, but it is mine. I dumbfound people with this choice, with my disloyalty to my father, but those same people baffle me. I've waited eight years to be exactly where I am right now, applying to college and planning my life free of 'under 18' restrictions. I've picked myself up so many times since age nine and I'm finally ready to ensure the first time I fall...

Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
47 Words
I was given a low word limit and asked to write about a time where I used my creativity in a productive and unusual way. I described how I was able to use cardboard, tacks, and yarn to set up a shelf to hold my alarm clock.

College Admissions Advice

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
63 Words
They're not very easy to get, but keep trying. Don't stop looking and applying once your bill is due....

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
6 Words
quirky, socially...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
118 Words
The dinning hall sucks. Little Building has mice. We don't have built-in snow days. School food is expensive. Not all of the rooms are the same size in a suite even if all are a...

Why I declined other schools
37 Words
A lot of the other schools I applied to didn't really...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
23 Words
Being in Boston is amazing, but the...

Why I ultimately chose my school
29 Words
Emerson has an amazing program for what I wanted...