College Admissions Info

taylordemon
taylordemon
Vanderbilt University, ‘17
BA, Economics, Public Policy Analysis

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Tuscaloosa
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents, Grandparent, Other Family Member
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: Alabama, GA Tech, UNC, SMU, Vanderbilt
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2000
SAT
33
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1410
Highest SAT: 2000
Highest ACT:
Other ACT Scores:
PSAT Scores:

High School Performance

4.50
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Basketball, Softball
Application Additional Materials:

College Application Essays

541 Words
Seventeen-year-old girls are all the same. We’re all seventeen, we’re all girls, and none of us are perfect. So what sets us apart? Not our grades or accomplishments. They’re just measuring sticks, not really who we are. Instead, it’s how we handle the things in life that are completely out of our control, how we handle life’s random events, that really defines us. I remember in kindergarten my best friend moved. I didn’t know...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
173 Words
I have had many opportunities to visit the Georgia Tech campus, and on each occasion I have felt right at home. Georgia Tech’s highly ranked computer science program has always stood out to me, and I would love to be able to experience it first hand. The many internships and co-ops available through Tech’s great location in Atlanta are also very appealing. There are many other non-academic aspects of Tech that also interest me. Watching Georgia Tech’s...



Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
943 Words
Dear future roommate, This is a story that took place this past year, about one of the most fun experiences I’ve ever had. I hope you like it, and I can’t wait to meet you soon! Lights dim, the crowd goes wild, smoke fills the stage, and the story begins. Or better yet, the story continues. It all started five years ago: my brother gave me a CD for Christmas, my cousin took me to a concert, and...













Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
79 Words
I have always said that I wanted to attend a “big time” small school, and to me, SMU is just that. It’s a prestigious university in a major metropolitan area that provides many fantastic opportunities for its students. The sense of community I felt when visiting was very real, and every student I talked to absolutely loved the school. These characteristics are all very appealing to me, and I could definitely see myself thriving in such an environment.

Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
238 Words
Driving through the winding back roads of North Carolina or walking through the crisscrossing streets of New York, my family has never been known to take a dull detour. We may end up on the top of a mountain or almost stealing a road sign, but I love our adventures more than anything. It’s not getting lost, so to speak, because my dad would never admit to that. We could be in the middle of a forest in Alabama,...





Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
244 Words
For as long as I can remember I have loved to come up with ideas or inventions that could be used daily, and two of them have always stood out. My first idea, a device that would chill soda cans, called the Instafridge, has since been introduced. However, my other idea, the CartScan, is something I would love to develop if given a chance to do so. Take a second to imagine how much time we spend waiting in line...





Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
497 Words
It was bitterly cold outside, but we got in our game of football that just wouldn’t wait until after lunch. Running inside, the warmth of my grandma’s house overtook me. Not only the sheer warmness of the actual house, but the warmth radiating off our soon to be devoured meal, our weekly feast of Sunday lunch. In my family, Sunday lunches are not taken lightly. My grandma spends the weekend preparing for the feast that will later unfold....







Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
453 Words
Throughout my childhood I was completely sure that I would become an aerospace engineer when I grew up, all based on the fact that I wanted to be the person who counted down when a space shuttle was about to take off. When I started high school, I thought I wanted to be a computer programmer because I loved trying to make apps. Now, though, I know with all certainty that I am not sure at all of which career...







College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
34 Words
I chose schools that were of a high caliber yet...





How to increase chances at my school
20 Words
Definitely apply early decision if you...





My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
19 Words
I am involved in Vandy Fanatics,...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
54 Words
In high school I would definitely recommend any activities available to you such as Governors school...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
48 Words
Nashville is the perfect place to go to college! Great weather, great food, and...





My advice about getting recommenders
30 Words
I chose teachers that I had had multiple times...





Why I ultimately chose my school
22 Words
It is a top twenty school, is...