College Admissions Info

George Washington University, ‘17
BA, English

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Three words I'd use to desrcibe myself: passionate, optimistic, and dependable.
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: CMU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

Highest ACT:

High School Performance

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

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer
Extracurricular Activities: Beta Club, Boy/Girl Scouts, French Club, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism
How Spent Summers:
Application Additional Materials:

College Application Essays

I grew up thinking everyone's voices were superior to my own, so I often bottled up words in fear of being told that what I thought or felt didn't matter. The one dream that took hold of every fiber of my being and hasn’t loosened its grip since is the dream of becoming an author; of mastering words and publishing them for the entire world to see. Even though it is the most solid foundation of who I am,...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
418 Words
My main requirement for selecting a college is having a certainty that their English and Creative Writing Program is strong and has a faculty that is passionate and encouraging. From doing some research, I'm confident that the Major in English and Creative Writing at GW is top-notch and strives to develop and hone the students' skills as much as possible. The idea of roundtable critique is appealing because it would be a way to share my writing and get constructive...

College Admissions Advice

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
67 Words
It might be tempting to copy and paste "Why Us" essays and then replace college names to use them for...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
187 Words
Washington, DC is a fabulous place to live. It is rich in history and my friends and I can always find things to do- and more importantly, those things are usually free! It's great because even though it's an important city, it's not really a crowded one (except during cherry blossom tourist season, of course). There...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
59 Words
Greek Life is really big here if that's something you're looking for. I'm personally not in a sorority,...

My advice about getting recommenders
107 Words
It sounds self-explanatory, but I chose teachers I had good relationships with, which I think is more important than choosing a teacher from a class you have the best grade in (although...

My favorite course thus far, and why
80 Words
One of my favorite courses so far has been my Shakespeare class. My professor was clear from the start that she expected us to...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
128 Words
This isn't something I never would have known, but rather something I didn't think about, but probably should have realized- a lot of the students here are incredibly interested in politics, and it's really the perfect place for...