College Admissions Info

Vanderbilt University, ‘18
BA, Political Science and Government, History, Anthropology and Archaeology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: New Orleans
Gender: Female
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: Vanderbilt, UNC, UVA, Ole Miss
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1480
Highest SAT: 2120
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 5%
High School Type: Magnet
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, Yearbook, Student Council / Government, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Overcoming personal struggle
379 Words
The Wednesday before Thanksgiving break of my senior year something very unusual happened to me. My mother had left town to go camping in the mountains that very day. I spent my day like any other despite having the house to myself. I went to work, the crafts store, argued with my boyfriend, bought myself dinner, and did all of my homework. Unfortunately when I went to bed at the decent time of eleven, something much more sinister was going...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
375 Words
Describe any characteristics of your family or your community that have been important to your personal development. I’ve lived in a total of 10 different houses in 4 different cities. If I hadn’t moved around throughout my childhood, I wouldn’t have become part of the Capitano’s family. My second home in Metairie, Louisiana was two blocks away from a small, family-owned gym that I joined soon after moving there. The second year of my membership, I became a...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
386 Words
Discuss some creative work that illustrates the way you see the world and the way you see yourself in the world. The work may be a scientific theory, novel, film, poem, song, or other art form. As childish as it may seem, the children’s series, Harry Potter, is the piece of art that illustrates how I see myself in the world. Just as I learned in Harry Potter, I have learned in life that through determination and resilience, anything...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
542 Words
What is the most significant contribution that you feel you have made to your community's well-being or the well-being of an individual or individuals in your community? Why were you motivated to do this? What effect do you think it has had on that person or the community? Since the beginning of this school year, I have started a new job as a part-time nanny. It is in taking this new job that I feel I have made the most...

College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
106 Words
My interview with Duke University did not go well. The woman that I spoke with and I ran out of things to say. Definitely come prepared with multiple questions just in case...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
132 Words
Within your first week or so of college there will probably be an activities fair where people from tons of different clubs on campus push flyers into your face, and you will sign up for everything on the planet. Of...