College Admissions Info

catie.connolly.12
catie.connolly.
University of Miami ‘18
BFA, Acting

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Freshman at the University of Miami studying BFA Musical Theatre with a minor in Women's and Gender Studies! Interested in LGBTQ activism and community groups, volunteer and leadership work, and art therapy!
From: Ramsey
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents, Grandparent, Other Family Member
Admission: Regular Decision, Accepted From Waitlist
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: USC, Syracuse, Miami, NYU, Pace, BC, New School, Rutgers, UMich, Emerson
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

2330
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1570
Highest SAT: 2330
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High School Performance

3.73
GPA
N/A
Rank
High School Type: Magnet
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Gay/Straight Alliance, Choir, School Theater/Plays, Tutoring/Mentoring, National Honor Society, Conservancy Volunteer, Library Volunteer
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College Application Essays

"You like theatre, so you must be gay. And that means God is going to send you to Hell," he spoke the words jeeringly, smirking as our fellow middle-school classmates laughed uproariously at his jab. I was shocked into neutrality and resolved to bow my head and continue reading Tom Sawyer, and yet inside my head was spinning. The disapproval inflected in his voice stung, poisoning my mind and thoughts for weeks to come. The idea of "gay" as an...









Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
404 Words
Throughout high school I have taken advantage of the opportunity to participate in a program called BCA Ambassadors, through which my classmates and I brought performances in the arts to mentally and physically handicapped students at the Bleshman School, a specialized school within our district. Through these performances, I witnessed the unmatched joy that our artistic interactions could provide. We sang nursery rhymes, danced to popular songs, lip-synced the words to Justin Bieber's “Baby”, and made little crafts to play...







Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
531 Words
Ever since I can remember, I have desired to pursue a career as a professional actress. I believe that the development and maturation of my own artistry has shaped me as an individual creatively, personally, and interpersonally. I began pursuing my theatrical aspirations early on, performing in school, community, and regional productions galore as I followed my insatiable passion. Over time I amassed a circle of close friends, who I considered my comrades as we delved fearlessly into our artistry....









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
484 Words
Ever since I can remember, I have aspired to be a professional actress. I believe that NYU is the perfect place to work towards achieving my aspirations. The Tisch School of the Arts offers an incredibly rigorous and extensive conservatory-style program which would provide me with innumerable opportunities to be immersed in theatre. Through a wide variety of classes ranging from acting technique and voice and speech to dramatic literature and theatre history, I would be provided with the tools...







College Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
99 Words
My favorite course thus was was a WGS course titled "Popular Representation of Queer Sexuality", which focused on mainstream representation of the LGTBQ community in the media. The class was...





How to approach transferring schools
338 Words
I am planning on transferring schools because I have realized that I am no longer set on becoming an actor. I want to expand my horizons and study theatre in a broader context (likely through the pursuit of a Bachelor of Arts degree). I have found that my school's conservatory-style program is very limiting, particularly in that you are only allowed 2 classes outside of the conservatory per semester (simply because conservatory classes take up so many credits), and one of these must be music theory. I've felt my intellectual curiosity being stymied by this unfortunate fact, and I know now...