danishmads
danishmads,
BYU ‘20
B.A., Creative Writing
Articulate, tenacious writer with a love for travel and pizza.
Features Included
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Essays
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Schools
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Scores
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Advice
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ECs
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Sports

Background

Hometown Salt Lake City, Utah
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Brigham Young University (Provo, UT)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
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Brigham Young University (Provo, UT)

Applied for a B.A. in Creative Writing

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

My mother, a Mormon living in a small rural town in Utah, had me out of wedlock just weeks after graduating high school. Her boyfriend was twenty-one and a heroin addict. He was, and is, absent from my life. My second father, who my mother married when I was three, wasn’t any better. Over time he revealed himself to be an incredibly hostile, abusive man whom, luckily, my mother divorced. Following their separation, my mother and I found ourselves...
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School Specific Advice

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General Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
66 Words
In applying to Columbia, I chose a different route when it came to selecting recommenders. Most choose academic evaluators like...
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What I’d change about my application process
80 Words
For students who have taken alternative routes or gap years, the application process is more expensive and difficult. There are lofty archive fees when...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.30
 
Rank
Top 25%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
28
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
1900
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1350
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details2 classes and scores

Sports

SportsDance, Drill

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesBroadcast Journalism / Media / Television, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism
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Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences

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