College Admissions Info

Vanderbilt University, ‘18
BA, Psychology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Proud member of Vanderbilt University '18
From: Chicago
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: Vanderbilt, Illinois, Tulane
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Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

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High School Performance

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High School Type: Other Private
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Field Hockey
Extracurricular Activities: Dance, Student Council / Government, Community Cleanup / Service, Tutoring/Mentoring, Gay/Straight Alliance
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Story central to identity
625 Words
Some students have a background or story that is so central to their identity that they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story. “Allison, can you just ask Mrs. Piper to switch your lunch seat? I mean it’s pretty clear that we don’t want you to sit with us.” Ashamed, I obliged and was switched to a table with some girls in the grade below me. We...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
324 Words
What work of art, music, science, mathematics, or literature has surprised, unsettled, or challenged you, and in what way? The Sistine Chapel took my breath away. Without a doubt, its interior is the most beautiful work of art that I’ve seen. However, its delicate beauty was not what had taken my breath away. Instead it was the conflict of ideals within me. This internal conflict made me question all I thought I knew about my religion and left me...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
346 Words
We are a community with quirks, both in language (we’ll welcome you to Grounds, not campus) and in traditions. Describe one of your quirks and why it is a part of who you are. It’s Sunday morning. I sit down at the table with my coffee on the left and scissors on the right. By now, my mom knows not to throw out the section of advertisements and savings that come with the Chicago Sun Times. I remove...

College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
46 Words
Do things that you enjoy and that you are passionate about in your free...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
62 Words
After growing up in Chicago, I knew that I would not be able to go to college in the...