catie.connolly.12
catie.connolly,
Miami ‘18
B.F.A., Acting
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!
Features Included
4
Essays
16
Schools
8
Scores
2
Advice
7
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Ramsey
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision, Accepted From Waitlist
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • Pace University (New York, NY)
  • Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • Barnard College (New York, NY)
  • DePaul University (Chicago, IL)
  • New School (New York, NY)
  • Rutgers, State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick (Piscataway, NJ)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Emerson College (Boston, MA)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
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University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)

Applied for a B.F.A. in Acting

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents + 2 more

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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"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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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General 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...
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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...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.73
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
N/A
 
High School TypeMagnet
Academic Performance in High School Low at first but improved
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2330
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1570
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details4 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesGay/Straight Alliance, Choir, School Theater/Plays, Tutoring/Mentoring, National Honor Society, Conservancy Volunteer, Library Volunteer
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Application Additional Materials

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