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vandyman410
Vanderbilt University ‘18
BS, Neuroscience and Neurobiology, Computer Science

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 7 supplemental essays

Student Background

From: Alpharetta
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision, Accepted From Waitlist
Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: Vanderbilt, UGA, GA Tech, UNC
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2100
SAT
33
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1470
Highest SAT: 2100
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High School Performance

4.35
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving
Extracurricular Activities: Beta Club, Church, French Club, Marching Band, School Band, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Failure experience
802 Words
It was a day, seemingly, like any other, sleep-deprived and monotonous. I had no more than five hours of sleep under my belt to face the day. Exhaustion, both mentally and physically, was not on my mind, though, because I was hard at work completing my work from the previous day. Around seven a.m., I decided to head off to school and complete the rest of my work there, all very routine. While showering and getting ready, I remember...











Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
257 Words
“Southeast of Happiness” ! As the great Zac Efron put it, “WHAT TEAM?!?! WILD CATS!!!” Dreaming of Northwestern, I mutter this same phrase in my sleep. The number of reasons I wish to attend Northwestern easily exceeds Graham’s number. The quarter system, or as I like to call it the two dime and a nickel system, is one of the most enticing reasons to attend. The possibility of graduating with multiple degrees is music to my ears. To apply to...





Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
652 Words
I fit the University of Pennsylvania College of Arts and Sciences like the last piece of a 6,352 piece puzzle you have been working on all of winter break. I have all of the analytical and creative thinking components of my mind like a student in The College should. I am constantly looking for reasons why and methods how. I have been morphed into this perfect puzzle piece through the events that catalyzed my interest in science, my school courses, and...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
147 Words
“Erudito et Religio”. Knowledge and faith — words I live by. A few years ago, I learned that I may have inherited a gene affecting fewer than three hundred families world-wide, a gene that causes early-onset Alzheimer’s, a disease that has already claimed three of my family members in recent history alone. With my life now potentially ending thirty years before average and my mind possibly decaying into a husk, my faith in God has not only been strengthened, but...



Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
437 Words
To Find Out Why Why, por qué, hvorfor, ಏಕೆ, ทำไม, it is an infinite question. The sun is hot. Why? Because the gravity holding the sun together creates enormous amounts of pressure which increases the temperature. Why? Because eventually the pressure reaches a point where nuclear fusion can occur, releasing extreme amounts of heat. Why? Because of mass defect, which states that mass can be turned into energy with the equation e=mc^(2). At this point, I wish I could say I...







Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
100 Words
I have always known that the Georgia Institute of Technology is a community of academic excellence, offering not only exciting research opportunities for its students, but also outlets like the wonderful music program. With the unique perspective and insight only I can offer to everything I do, I hope to embrace life at Georgia Tech and develop into a more mature, learned person and enter into the next phase of my life with a positive impact on campus as my...



Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
493 Words
“Exploration and discovery” is my middle name. I am constantly looking for the reasons why and the methods how. Attending a university whose principle beliefs are my ‘middle name’ is my dream. I feel that I have earned my ‘middle name’ through the events that catalyzed my interest in science, my school courses, and my life-altering internship. Recently I learned that I am a likely candidate for a rare genetic disease affecting only 300 families worldwide; claiming three of my immediate...







Supplemental Essay: Using a metaphor
235 Words
Bucket List 143 The meaning of life is truly the most vexing and complex thing of all. The reason for it, nobody can say for sure, but one thing widely agreed upon is that a life is measured not in how long it is, but by the accomplishments made throughout its span. This class would prompt students to ponder what they wish to accomplish in life and, in tandem, achieve them. Starting small, the first assignment for the course would be...





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