College Admissions Info

George Washington University, ‘18
BA, Journalism

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a freshman at The George Washington University. I love food and exploring DC
From: Newton , Massachusetts
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: McGill, Tulane, NYU, GWU, UCSD
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: German, Russian

Test Scores

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High School Performance

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High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Skiing
Extracurricular Activities: Help Save Our Environment, Nursing Home Volunteer
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College Application Essays

When people ask me, “Where are you from?” I pause, then answer “It’s complicated.” At the age of 3, I spoke only Russian. Which would be totally okay, if I wasn’t living in Germany and about to start preschool. My mom decided to keep it that way, and as it turned out, she made one of the smartest decisions in raising me. I quickly picked up all the necessary German to fight for my toys in the sandbox and...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
515 Words
From the first time I visited New York City, the strongest memory that remained in my mind is that of all the different smells. The smoky barbecue aroma wafting from the Halal food cart, the roasting coffee bean scent coming from Starbucks, and the musky subway steam rising from the underground made my head spin. I feasted on Borscht in Brighton Beach, Dumplings in Chinatown, and Gelato in little Italy. I was mesmerized by the variety of people, food and...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
648 Words
I’m not exaggerating when I say I’ve been all around the world. I was born in Germany speaking Russian, moved to the suburban United States, and lived in Italy and toured all over Europe last year. There are beautiful things to see in every country: the Dome in Germany, the White House, the Sagrada Familia. But all of these memorable places pale in comparison with my memories of food. I love food. I remember more about the Lindt...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
927 Words
UC essays Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud and how does it relate to the person you are? As I entered my sophomore year of high school, there was an unsettled feeling in the back of my head, like a bird stuck inside a cage trying to peck its way out. Everything seemed fine; but something was missing. I felt like...

College Admissions Advice

What I like about my school’s location and culture
77 Words
I love GW for being a school that fosters self sufficiency. The city has so much to offer, and it is your responsibility...