College Admissions Info

Wise Emilia
Wise Emilia
University of Oregon, ‘19
BS, Business Administration and Management, Digital Design, Journalism

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Digital arts and pre-business double major in the "college scholars" program
From: Gresham , Oregon
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Other Family Member
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: Oregon State, U Oregon, Washington, U of Portland
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1350
Highest SAT: 1910
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High School Performance

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Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Dance, Swimming/Diving
Extracurricular Activities: Clean Ocean Beach Sweeps / River Cleanup, Multicultural / International Club, Drama Production Crew, Dance, Church, Homecoming committee, Photography / Film, Key Club, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

At times, I have been told I take life too seriously. My drive, to pursue my passions, is a vital part of my character. Whether I am at dance practice or school, I strive to be the best I can be. Throughout high school, I have never given into complete laziness. That is to say, I know that anything worth achieving requires a considerable amount of effort. In college, I will use my ambitious, creative mind to achieve success. From...

Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
194 Words
Recently, my schools International Club filled shoeboxes and donated money to Operation Christmas Child. To get this project off the ground, I set up a fundraiser with my other officers. During lunch, we sold cookies to our peers. This fundraiser lasted two days. I decided that we would use the money to help pay for box shipping costs. Then, I collected 12 pre-printed boxes, bought items, and asked my club members to help pack the boxes. I took home these boxes,...

Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
192 Words
After typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines last year, my IB history teacher encouraged my classmates to join together and create a humanitarian project. My group decided that we would help people in our community as well as people in the Philippines. We set up a benefit concert, knitted scarves, and sold crafts to raise money. At first, I was intimidated by the scale of the project. Since my group was so small, I had to take on a major leadership...

Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
195 Words
I once heard a quote along the lines of the effort is in the reward. The meaning of this quote can be applied to many areas of life. Last state season, my dance team put in more effort than ever before. We competed against excellent teams. In the process, we had to become better dancers and performers. As a result, we won state for the first time in 14 years. From all our effort, we knew we deserved it. Needless to...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
246 Words
Future roommate, You are probably wondering what your roommate will be like. Let me paint you a picture. Don't worry about having a loud, sassy roommate. I am far from that. Even though I am organized and serious when it comes to school, I think I have a “type-b” personality. I will not try to control you and tell you how to live your life. I want us to develop a lifelong friendship. Over time, I believe we will learn...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
246 Words
Recently, I journeyed to Rite Aid for my flu shot and noticed something awful: their antiquated store design. The banners and signs resembled those of an advertisement from the ‘90s. People should not look past the value of good graphic design. Everyone knows it is not what you say, but rather how you say it. A company's brand and image can be heavily dependent on the way they communicate their products. In this case, even the most minutiae details matter....

College Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
45 Words
Make sure you have known a teacher for at least a semester before asking...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
52 Words
The University of Oregon is a big sports school, but try to avoid writing about their...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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I heard that there...

How to increase chances at my school
80 Words
Apply as soon as possible. I applied on Halloween and found out about my acceptance two days later. If you have really great stats,...

What I’d change about my application process
43 Words
I had to fill out a long, separate application for the presidential scholarship....

Why I ultimately chose my school
91 Words
The U of O was the best fit for my career interests. I want to double concentrate in business, major in digital arts, and minor in journalism....

How I chose schools to apply to
49 Words
I made sure to apply to at least two safety schools and reach schools. School...