College Admissions Info

University of Wisconsin - Madison, ‘18
BS, Zoology and Entomology, Environmental Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a freshman studying Conservation Biology.
From: Neenah
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Other Family Member
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 2 schools
Accepted At: Wisconsin
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

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High School Performance

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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Best Buddies, French Club
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College Application Essays

It seems that there exists two different sides to my life: my academic side, which people nearly always recognize first, and my artistic side, which slips deeper inside unnoticed. In this way, I am much like a flower. Flowers must wait until conditions are just right before they grow - they cannot thrive in droughts or floods but on sunny days. I cannot create my art during demanding academic nights but at my leisure when conditions are most comfortable to...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
14 Words
This essay was about why I chose to apply to the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Additional Essay Details:
137 Words
I started off by talking about the first time I visited the campus and why I fell in love with it. I then led into what my academic goals were, what classes I was looking forward to taking, and what extracurriculars I wanted to explore (even if they didn't relate to my major). I made it very clear that I had done my research on the opportunities and activities that the University offered and how much I appreciated them. I...

College Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
157 Words
Although philosophy is not a course that is required for my major, I signed up for it this semester because it was required as part of a First Year Interest Group (or commonly known as a FIG) that I am a part of. FIGs are small seminars...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
213 Words
The summer before I left for college I decided to dedicate about five hours a week volunteering at my local animal shelter. Even though it was too late to add that experience to my applications, it was something I had wanted to do for a long time and that summer was the best time to do it. Going into my first summer between college...

Why I ultimately chose my school
141 Words
The reason I told everyone I wanted to go to UW-Madison (besides the obviously awesome campus and people here) is that it was the only school that offered an undergraduate degree in Zoology. Ironically, when I arrived over the summer for orientation,...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
170 Words
I applied for just about every scholarship that my high-school was giving out and also those that my college offered to incoming freshman. Most scholarships were due way before I was even able to submit my FAFSA and take out a student loan, so it is a lot smarter to apply...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
163 Words
The student organization that I invest most of my time in is the Undergraduate Zoological Society. After the student org fair in the beginning of the semester, I went to a lot of introductory meetings for different clubs centered around animals and wildlife. This one just felt right to...