College Admissions Info

Stony Brook University - SUNY, ‘18
BS, Marine Biology and Oceanography

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: George Mason, URI, Stony Brook, American, Pace, SUNY Buffalo
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Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1160
Highest SAT: 1610
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 25%
High School Type: Public

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Softball
Extracurricular Activities: Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Boy/Girl Scouts, Other Religious Affiliation
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College Application Essays

Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
364 Words
Being the second generation to be attending college in my family is a big accomplishment. I come from a Colombian background where my mother was the first generation born in the United States as well as the first to graduate from college. My father was also in the same position as my mother except his family came from Italy. Growing up in these two cultures has influenced my life in many ways. This diverse group of people each brings something...

College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
101 Words
When I first started out looking for schools I had no idea what I wanted. What I did was look for strong science schools, seeing as I was planning on...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
114 Words
I love how diverse my school is. I have grown as a person since I have been exposed to so many different cultures I previously had had little exposure to. The location is great. ...

My advice about getting recommenders
114 Words
When I was choosing teachers to write my recommendation letters I considered two things: how well/long they knew me, and how their subject was related to me. I chose two teachers from my...

How to increase chances at my school
145 Words
Go to the college fairs at your high school and write your name down on all of their lists and post cards. This shows a continued interest and will make your name show up in their databases. Visit the school, so you not...