U Tulsa ‘20
B.S., Biology
Biology and psychology double major who likes to garden and write stories.
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Hometown Tulsa, Oklahoma
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentYes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • Washington and Lee University (Lexington, VA)
  • Amherst College (Amherst, MA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
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University of Tulsa (Tulsa, OK)

Applied for a B.S. in Biology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Personal Statement
592 Words
Interest in med/sci/math, Story central to identity
I knew at a very young age that academics were my strong point. Little fourth grade me had a blast helping other students in math and language, ecstatic at being the teacher’s assistant. Fifth grade me didn’t think anything of it at the time as I checked out math books from the school library and did them. I would ask my mom to buy me middle school math and analogy workbooks so I could learn more and more....
Supplemental Essay: Other
229 Words
When I first heard of academic bowl in my freshman year, I never realized how much I would enjoy joining the team. Seemingly random information I had picked up from the internet or tv shows actually got put to use, winning matches. Who knew Star Trek would help me answer more than one astronomy question. Even the music on my iPod helped my friend and I win our first junior varsity match, our two person team beating the full four...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
262 Words
The more effort a task requires, the more satisfying completing said task becomes. This maxim applies to any area in life, from cooking a complicated meal, to passing a difficult course. When difficulty arises, a person’s true nature shows; their two options are to give up, or find a solution to the problem. Persistence is key in some scenarios I have learned, like learning to play guitar, or learning calculus. The struggle, the pain, the frustration, is all worth...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
229 Words
If I were to design a course, I would make it a mix of lecture and discussion, to engage my students in the lessons. I wouldn’t want a large lecture hall, rather a small classroom that feels cozy. The smaller environment would be less intimidating for those who are shy, and it would encourage them to participate in group discussions. Discussion with my students would be crucial to determine how they were learning and processing the material I have...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
103 Words
I think I will benefit greatly from an education at Yale, where I can challenge myself academically. Yale would allow me to prepare myself for master’s studies, and meet fellow intellectual people. I can study the specific field I would like to go into and I know I will have many opportunities. I want to be at a university where I’m not only in awe of the architecture around me, but I’m in awe of the academics...

School Specific Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
93 Words
I interviewed with both Yale and Washington and Lee and I was nervous for both interviews. However while in the interview, I was much more relaxed, becuase I...

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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
121 Words
I originally started my college search with neuroscience as my one and only major. This however limited where I seriously looked at by a huge amount, which did cause me to ignore the school I am...
My advice about getting recommenders
109 Words
If you've had any teacher more than once, which is common in foreign languages and high maths, use them for sure. They have the most knowledge on you. Also, provide ALL your reccommenders...
List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
93 Words
I interviewed with both Yale and Washington and Lee and I was nervous for both interviews. However while in the interview, I was much more relaxed, becuase I...
How I chose schools to apply to
117 Words
I was very picky towards the schools I applied to. I wanted top-notch academics for sure. However in hindsight, I wish i had applied to a variety of places. If there's schools you have in...
Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
135 Words
I did not take loans, as my family is able (although barely) to cover the $10,000 in tuition I have left over from a $30,000 academic scholarship I received. My advice is to look for schools that offer full or mostly full rides,...

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