College Admissions Info

purrington2020
purrington2020
United States Coast Guard Academy ‘20
BS, Electrical Engineering Technician

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

A USCG Cadet who loves to sing and sail.
From: Virginia Beach , Virginia
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Accepted At: Naval Academy, Hobart, West Point
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:

Test Scores

1920
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1360
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:
SAT IIs:

High School Performance

3.70
GPA
Top 10%
Rank
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Sailing, Basketball
Extracurricular Activities: Choir, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Boy/Girl Scouts, Church, Drama production crew, National Honor Society, School Choir, School theater/plays, Community Cleanup / Service

College Application Essays

Personal Statement for Coast Guard Academy: Leadership experience
240 Words
Summer 2014 I was privileged to teach beginner sailing and influence one charismatic, 6 year old boy, Charlie. We had 10 kids between the ages of 5 and 9 with the goal of learning to sail in one week. Passing the course was not required but if a student showed interest we tried to help them pass the exams. By Wednesday morning we had an idea of who would pass and that afternoon, we were sure. Charlie was in the class, extremely interested but he...





Supplemental Essay for Naval Academy: “Why us” school essay
432 Words
I am interested being a United States Naval Officer because I believe it will be the best way to give back to my country. I believe that everybody who is able should serve their country. I expect to learn how to be a better servant leader who is effective and efficient as well as earning and maintaining the respect of those whom I will lead. I also expect to get an even deeper education on the importance of working as...







Supplemental Essay for Coast Guard Academy: Unique question posed by school
288 Words
Describe your experience facing or witnessing discrimination or unfair treatment. Tell us how you responded, what you learned from those experiences, and how you believe they prepared you to contribute to the Coast Guard Academy community. (Limit 250 words on a single page) While playing varsity basketball in ninth grade my coach decided early in the season she did not like the mother of my closest friend and therefore, my friend. For several weeks my friend sat the bench because of...





Supplemental Essay for Coast Guard Academy: “Why us” school essay
545 Words
Explain why you are interested in attending the Coast Guard Academy and what you expect to get out of your four years as a Cadet. Articulate other goals you have established for yourself and your efforts to accomplish them. Give at least one example that demonstrates your work ethic and diligence. (Limit 500 words on a single page) I am interested attending the United States Coast Guard Academy because I believe it will be the best way to improve myself while...









Supplemental Essay for Coast Guard Academy: Unique question posed by school
307 Words
Provide any additional information, including how you plan to leverage your intended academic major in your development as a leader in the Coast Guard, that you feel we need to know and that you have not provided elsewhere in your application. (Limit 250 words on a single page) My intended major at the Coast Guard Academy is Electrical Engineering with a focus on computers. I believe the leadership training offered by the academy would prepare me for a career as an...





Supplemental Essay for Hobart: Scholarship application
372 Words
At Hobart and William Smith Colleges, we believe that our students will gain “Worlds of Experience,” leading them to “Lives of Consequence.” Elizabeth Blackwell, Class of 1849, truly embodied this concept. Known worldwide as the first woman to receive her degree as a Doctor of Medicine, Dr. Blackwell founded the New York Infirmary for Women and Children, helped found the National Health Society and was a pioneer in preventative medicine. Please describe how your science coursework, research or relevant experiences have...







Supplemental Essay for West Point: “Why us” school essay
143 Words
In the space below, Explain why you want to attend the United States Military Academy and serve on active duty as an Army officer. I am interested being a United States Army Officer because I believe it will be the best way to give back to my country. I believe that everybody who is able should serve their country. This is a wonderful and amazing place to have grown up and to live in and I believe that everybody should...



Supplemental Essay for West Point: Unique question posed by school
543 Words
What are the most important qualities in becoming a successful USMA cadet and a successful Army officer I believe that the three most crucial characteristics of a successful cadet at USMA are devotion to duty, honor, and respect. Honor means to be truthful and accept responsibility. To act with honor means never lying and always remaining true to your word. Honor is a large portion of having a noble character, which is a big deal to me. A life goal...









Supplemental Essay for West Point: Unique question posed by school
229 Words
West Point and the Army are committed to the idea that respect for others and an understanding of diversity are important leadership traits. Why will you be successful in working with leaders, peers, and subordinates of a gender, color, ethnicity, and/or religion different from your own? I will be successful in working with leaders, peers, and subordinates of all genders, colors, ethnicities, and religions which are different from my own because I truly believe in the words of the...





Supplemental Essay for Naval Academy: “Why us” school essay
389 Words
Having lived in a Navy town where most people I know has a connection to the Navy, a life of Naval service has always been encouraged. My interest in Naval service stems partially from this exposure but mostly from my desire to serve my country and to be near the water while doing so. I believe that everybody who can serve should and that the Navy is the best branch to serve in. I believe that the Naval Academy will...







College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
6 Words
Busy, hardworking,...





How to increase chances at my school
89 Words
As a junior, in January, as soon as possible, apply for the AIM summer program. It's intense but it gives you an idea of what USCGA is...





Why I declined other schools
212 Words
Something I have been asked a lot is why did I decline my appointment to the Naval Academy(and to a lesser extent West Point) to go to the Coast Guard Academy of all places. Yes, the Naval Academy has more prestige. Yes, AIM was much harder than Summer Seminar. Yes, the sailing team has a longer history of success. But, I didn't want...





Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
77 Words
They want to talk to you, so reach out. I found the professors who actually taught the lower level classes I was really...