College Admissions Info

Brigham Young University, ‘18
BBA, Accounting

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a fairly quiet, organized, observant sophomore in college at BYU Provo.
From: Arlington , Massachusetts
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 2 schools
Accepted At: BYU, BYU-Idaho
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 850
Highest SAT: 1140
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 25%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Wrestling
Extracurricular Activities: School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism
How Spent Summers:
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Leadership experience
266 Words
I will be perfectly honest. Leadership is something I have done my best to avoid. I have always been more of a follower. The fact that the higher-ups reviewing these applications for scholarships, colleges, and jobs want all applicants to be leaders has always been a bit silly to me. A leader, by definition, needs followers. If every member of an organization was a leader, who would there be to follow them? Anyway, my leadership experience over the last few...

Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
253 Words
Along our travels, I gained three little brothers and a little sister. Being the oldest means perpetually carrying a lot of weight on your shoulders, but it has its perks. The slight thrill of being the first kid to do practically everything is one of them. A higher level of trust from the folks is another. The latter is also due in part to my nature. I'm introspective, observant, respectful, and organized. I stay out of trouble, and for the...

College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
121 Words
There are lots of things that look good on applications, but that you may not have time for during the school year. Here are a few things that will be beneficial and more convenient during...

What set me apart from other applicants
271 Words
I did fairly well in high school, but I was never an all-star student. I got mostly Bs and a few As (and two Cs). I don’t know exactly what made the admissions office here at BYU select me over someone else, but here are a few ideas: 1. I am from Arlington, MA, a suburb town of Boston. I believe this was a factor because east coast residents are pretty rare here. After all, we have to travel...

Why I ultimately chose my school
227 Words
1. The tuition here is as good a bargain as you’ll ever get. $5000 a year! And of course there’s the opportunity for scholarships that can make it even less. As I’ve become more financially independent and less reliant on my parents for cash, I’ve come to appreciate that aspect of BYU a lot more. 2. This may be a downside to some people, but I...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
353 Words
My parents paid for tuition in my freshman year, and I paid for tuition this year. For the rest of my education, I will be largely responsible for paying the rest of my college tuition myself. As of right now, I have not needed any student loans, and I want to keep it that way. With compounding interest, the total amount of money you pay for a loan, both the principal and interest, can escalate to a ridiculously high sum. I want to have as little debt as possible because I want to keep as much of my own money...

How I chose schools to apply to
81 Words
Here are the questions I asked when applying for college: - What kinds of reviews have I heard from family and...