College Admissions Info

mbernstein07
Georgetown University ‘19
BA, International Relations and National Security Studies

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Personal statement
  • 5 advice topics

Student Background

From: San Marcos , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 14 schools
Accepted At: Georgetown, GWU, American, BU, Northeastern, UC Davis
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2110
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1470
Highest SAT: 2110
SAT Prep:
SAT IIs:

High School Performance

4.50
GPA
Top 25%
Rank
High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

None reported

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Place you’re content
656 Words
"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...









College 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...





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...







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...





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...





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...