tford14
tford14,
UVA ‘18
B.A., Spanish Language and Literature, , Economics
I'm a First Year at the University of Virginia, Majoring in Spanish and Economics and planning to earn a Fourth Year MS in Commerce.
Features Included
2
Essays
14
Schools
17
Scores
1
Advice
6
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown -, New Jersey
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
  • Rutgers, State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick (Piscataway, NJ)
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  • College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  • University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Amherst College (Amherst, MA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
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University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)

Applied for a B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
734 Words
Work experience
Mailboxes Mailboxes. Just about every house has one. And every neighborhood has houses. My neighborhood has plenty of houses, plenty of mailboxes. There's a lot of things to like about a nice mailbox - the little red flag saluting the freedom to communicate; the air of suspense when you run down the driveway, open the little door and rifle through its contents to find your name printed on that one special envelope. Mailboxes, much like cookies, video games, and even...
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Supplemental Essay Using a metaphor
579 Words
The Language of Music Music is the language that speaks over all others, the harmonic pitch traversing cultural barriers and uniting even the most disparate of nations. Despite playing the alto saxophone since third grade, I only came to appreciate the true importance of music when I toured Eastern Europe with the Morris Knolls Wind Ensemble. We performed our repertoire for thousands of musical connoisseurs, among them the United States ambassador to Austria. When we stepped on stage, slick tuxedos...
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Additional Essay Details
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General Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
211 Words
The University of Virginia's essay style seemed to me to be a little bit different than other schools. I think the essays offered you more options and more of a chance to be a little bit creative and original. Accordingly, it was very important to take advantage of this opportunity and make yourself stand out - even if it was for something that...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.50
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
Highest SAT
2280
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1550
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details10 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTrack & Field, Soccer

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesAfter School Sports Coach, Athletics Organization, Key Club, National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Volunteer Coach
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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