College Admissions Info

George Washington University, ‘17
BA, Psychology, Women’s Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hi I'm Allison! I'm from Oconomowoc, Wisconsin and I'm currently a Sophomore at George Washington University. I remember how difficult and stressful the college admissions process is and I'm happy to share any and all advice I have with you!
From: Oconomowoc
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: Wisconsin, GWU, BU, American
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

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High School Performance

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Top 1%
High School Type: Religious
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: Drama Production Crew, School Theater/Plays, Student Council / Government, National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Yearbook, School Choir
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College Application Essays

Consider something in your life you think goes unnoticed and write about why it's important to you. I can’t remember the exact moment when the squiggles and lines rearranged themselves into letters, words, and sentences, but I do remember the feeling. It was as if someone had removed a veil from my vision and everything had become clear. I had a rush of excitement so strong I’m pretty sure I was bouncing up and down in my seat....

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
609 Words
The first time I set foot on the George Washington University campus it was cold and rainy. That did nothing to deter me, however, from racing to take a tour around the beautiful, albeit a little wet, campus. I was hooked almost immediately. By the end of the tour I knew I could really see myself at GW with its beautiful campus, impressive and resourceful classes, and the fun, collegiate atmosphere. I was immediately taken by the difference between the...

College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
79 Words
I chose GW because I felt like it was going to be the best school in terms of opportunities and internships. I was definitely...

How I chose schools to apply to
60 Words
I always knew I wanted a school in a city. That was my starting point, so I'd consider...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
121 Words
I only interviewed with Northwestern University and it was a great experience. It was a really informal and my interviewer was very nice and engaging. He asked about my high school extracurriculars and my interests. My...

My favorite course thus far, and why
148 Words
My favorite course that I've taken at GW so far has actually been an intro course. I signed up for Intro to Women's Studies on a whim and by far it has been the most engaging class I've ever taken. There's been a lot...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
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There isn't a ton of student unity or school spirit at GW. In fact, it seems like we're more united over mutual dislike for things than for being proud of the school. It's not as popular to go to sporting events or get excited at pep...