mbernstein07,
Georgetown ‘19
B.A., International Relations and National Security Studies
Features Included
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Essays
12
Schools
6
Scores
5
Advice
0
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown San Marcos, California
GenderMale
EthnicityHispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
  • George Washington University (Washington, DC)
  • American University (Washington, DC)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
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Georgetown University (Washington, DC)

Applied for a B.A. in International Relations and National Security Studies

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
656 Words
Place you’re content
"I'm a Jew, what the Hell am I doing in the Vatican!?" So said the comedian on the Nautica as we departed the Port of Civitavecchia after a full day in Rome, earning a decent amount of laughs in the cruise ship lounge. Four years later, the background of my phone's lock screen is a night shot of Saint Peter's Basilica; a mesmerizing image that captures a place that is an overwhelmingly crowded and complex site by day, at a...
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General Admissions Advice

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
67 Words
I said that I applied to 14 colleges and only listed 12. This is because I was waitlisted at Stanford and Columbia...
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How to increase chances at my school
319 Words
First off, if you are deferred EA from Georgetown, don't give up hope. Since Georgetown was rated as a reach for me, I was not surprised to be deferred EA, but still sad, as it was my dream school. I essentially completely ruled out any chances of getting in, and essentially wrote it off, adding to my surprise when I did get in. One piece of advice that I will give is that it is okay to use your Common App personal statement for your main Georgetown essay ( As Georgetown is a diverse community, the Admissions Committee would like to...
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My advice about getting recommenders
139 Words
My school streamlines the process pretty well (with an official form) but I do have some advice for choosing what teachers to have write for you. My school's college counseling requires that all students get two recommendations, one from a Math/science...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
175 Words
I had the decision of choosing between a more prestigious, higher ranked academic school like Georgetown, versus a school like BU, Northeastern or GW with a $20-30K per year scholarship. While I anticipated that a scenario like this may be a hard decision, it actually was quite seamless as soon as I...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
109 Words
While it is true that attending a summer program at a college during high school will most likely not improve your chances of admission, my time at the Georgetown Summer International Relations Institute...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.50
 
Rank
Top 25%
 
High School TypeOther Private
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2110
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1470
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details2 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

Experience & Awards

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