College Admissions Info

Furman University, ‘17
BA, Economics, International Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a sophomore at UNC Chapel Hill, majoring in Economics and Global Studies. I love the outdoors, travel, and good food!
From: Charlotte
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision, Early Action
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: Furman, Denison, Clemson, UNC
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1480
Highest SAT: 2120
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 10%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving, Cross Country, Track & Field
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College Application Essays

Wouldn’t it be cool if humans could photosynthesize? The first time I had this idea, I excitedly told my friends and family so they could praise my stroke of genius and revel at its amazing potential. Instead, I repeatedly received reactions of raised eyebrows, laughs, and responses of “Kate… you are SO weird.” I get their point, because don’t get me wrong… I know that photosynthesizing is actually just a scientific combination of carbon dioxide, water, and energy...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
545 Words
PROMPT: Tell us about a time when you changed your mind about something that mattered to you. What led to that change? It is very hard to surprise me. I’ve caught my parents planning a surprise trip to Disney World, found a giant trampoline from Santa on Christmas Eve, and predicted countless numbers of presents. But on Easter Sunday when I was eight, I had one of the biggest surprises of my life. The news came when I excitedly...

College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
209 Words
I originally was determined to go to a small, private university so that I could participate in discussion based classes and do something different from the large number of people from my high school who attend UNC Chapel Hill. So, although I was accepted to UNC originally, I ended up going to Furman University where I received a scholarship. Although I had a...