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sharonbaron
sharonbaron
University of Richmond ‘19
BA, Psychology, Creative Writing

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I love writing college application essays.
From: Glendale
Gender: Female
Legacy: No
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: UCSB, Occidental
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Korean

Test Scores

2180
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1510
Highest SAT: 2180
SAT Prep:
SAT IIs:

High School Performance

4.00
GPA
Top 25%
Rank
High School Type: Public
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: American Cancer Society, Green Club, Tutoring/Mentoring
How Spent Summers:
Work:

College Application Essays

Growing up as a Korean-American, I was expected to follow and accept my family’s traditions and culture. I was not allowed to make eye contact with elders and I was told to be quiet unless first addressed by an adult. Furthermore, I was not as treasured and respected as my brothers because of my gender. Essentially, I was expected to be submissive and docile, waiting on elders and males. As a developing child, I looked for loopholes that would...







College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
39 Words
I would try to not be as anxious and afraid of what...





Why I ultimately chose my school
22 Words
I chose my school because it offered...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
57 Words
When I did my interview, I was pretty nervous at first. Having to speak to a random...





Why I declined other schools
35 Words
There were many reasons I declined other schools. They didn't offer...





My advice about getting recommenders
45 Words
When it comes to getting a recommender, choose teachers you've had good experiences with....





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