College Admissions Info

Boston University, ‘18
BS, Spanish Language and Literature

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Pawtucket , Rhode Island
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: Sibling
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 1 school
Accepted At: BU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1210
Highest SAT: 1680
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
How Spent Summers:
Volunteer Experiences:
Application Additional Materials:

College Application Essays

I sat before the judge nervously, my heart racing and my mouth dry. Tears filled my eyes and my hands would not stop shaking. I knew she had read my letter, but had she taken it seriously? After all, I was only a naïve fourteen year old girl in her eyes. It was then I asked myself, “Am I going to be alone?”. It all started on a chilly October morning. I was getting ready for another day in...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
252 Words
Boston University is a good fit for me because I am a very dedicated student who always strives for more, the school is located in the center of Boston which opens up many opportunities, and the population that it attracts is very diverse. Attending a school with competitive admissions has always been a dream of mine. I have always wanted to attend a highly ranked college where my education is appreciated. I prefer a more rigorous school that is mentally...

Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
609 Words
Imagine living in a world where the inhabitants were disease free. This utopia would be filled with productive, hard working people who would not be hindered by illness or deformities. To establish such a society doctors would need to determine one’s health in the womb and repair any defects before birth. Genetic testing would determine the conditions of the fetus, however, making this information widely available may become a highly controversial issue. If scientists could determine the probability of...

College Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
178 Words
I would definitely recommend applying as an undecided major at my school. If you want to be accepted as a premed Bio-Chem major, your chances of being accepted are slim to none. Remember, you are competing with people all around the world and applying undecided will give you a higher chance of being...

Post-college plans
67 Words
After I graduate from college, I will probably go on to get my masters degree. This is because in todays...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
87 Words
In my "why us" college summary, I mentioned the cultural and diverse aspects of Boston University. I explained that by being in the center of the...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
57 Words
I absolutely love that Boston University is mixed in with the city of Boston. Other colleges claim...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
75 Words
Boston University's financial aid packages are very good. They are very understanding and even if they can't give you more grants and scholarships,...