College Admissions Info

Barnard College, ‘21
BA, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Passionate, change-maker, and non-profit founder
From: Falls Church , Virginia
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
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Test Scores

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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 10%
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Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, National Honor Society, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Political Campaign, School Jazz / Orchestra
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College Application Essays

Her warm breath snaked around my neck, enveloping it in a blanket of pungent perfume. My fingers leafed through the pages, my eyes and voice converting strings of letters into a melody of adjectives, nouns, and verbs until there were no more left. I looked up, anticipating a smile and a gold star, but instead was confronted with a smug, wrinkled face. “No,” she said, “You aren’t reading. That was too fast” I opened my mouth, preparing to challenge...

Supplemental Essay for Barnard: “Why us” school essay
254 Words
I sat down in an old wooden chair and took out my notebook, glancing around the tiny room expectantly. Students began shuffling in, sharing a laugh and a scone from Liz’s place as they took their seats. Laptops were unfolded to reveal cases covered in stickers from the Met, local artists, and political campaigns as Professor Kato walked in. We discussed Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court and the Senate’s refusal to hold the...

Supplemental Essay for Barnard: Unique question posed by school
236 Words
Her mouth freezes in a perpetual scream, hatred burning in her eyes. “Go back to Africa!” A shrill voice pierces the cacophony of protesters and National Guardsmen, her words a comforting melody to the herd of white women behind her and a dissonant chord to the girl in front of her. Off to her right, journalist Will Counts peers through his viewfinder and captures her scream on a roll of film. Frozen in time. It’s a still image, but...

Supplemental Essay for Barnard: Unique question posed by school
252 Words
Fourteen chairs are lined up at the back of the stage, anxiously awaiting the girls who will soon grace their scratchy cushions. The theatre lights dim as I file into the auditorium alongside 800 other girls, casting a myriad of dancing shadows on the walls, all drifting to their own individual melody. “The Girls Nation nominee for group 14, Katie Smith” I climb up the stairs onto the stage and take my seat next to thirteen other girls vying for the two...

College Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
96 Words
Although we sometimes forget, teachers are people, too. They have their own lives and families. Recognizing this is crucial when asking for a recommendation letter. In order for them...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
59 Words
As practically anyone who has gotten to know me can tell you, I do not believe in "college...

What set me apart from other applicants
109 Words
The fact that I didn't fit into the typically cookie-cutter student mold I think set me apart from other applicants. Yes, my grades were good and I excelled academically, but I didn't toil...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!) (Barnard)
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Passionate, motivated,...