College Admissions Info

Middlebury College, ‘19
BA, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 8 advice topics

Student Background

I'm a Middlebury College junior whose general life trajectory is best described as "happy flailing."
From: Little Neck , New York
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: Yes
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Accepted At: GWU, Binghamton, SUNY Geneseo, Skidmore, BU
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Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1550
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Wrestling
Extracurricular Activities: Dance, Gay/Straight Alliance
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement for Middlebury, Georgetown, GWU, Binghamton, SUNY Geneseo, Skidmore, BU, Tulane, JHU, Harvard, Brown, Yale: Failure experience
96 Words
I wrestled for two years and was steadily ranked last in New York City for that entire time. As someone who had only really done stuff I was good at before (academics) and who was a chronic perfectionist, this caused constant emotional turmoil. Eventually, I learned to enjoy the sport for its own sake and for the camaraderie I built with my teammates, many of whom I still see today when we are in college. This new, laid-back attitude paid...

College Admissions Advice

How to deal with the stress of applying to college
126 Words
I spent my entire high school career worrying about college, maintaining my grades for college, taking exams to get into college, which extracurriculars would look good for college. In the end, I got rejected from most of my...

How I narrowed down my essay topics
151 Words
This is advice I only received this year when I'm a junior in college, so it's a little late for me but not for you - make your essay as personal as you want. I wrote about an athletic experience that was very important to...

What I wish I had known as a first generation applicant
133 Words
I wish I had learned to separate what I wanted from what my parents wanted. There was a lot of pressure on me to justify the sacrifices my parents made by getting into a shiny school, so I applied to...

Research, job or internship opportunities available to students at my school (Middlebury)
129 Words
Middlebury gets a bad rep because it is a small school in the middle of nowhere, but I feel as secure in my career chances here as I could be anywhere. The career services center is very helpful and...

How I would describe the wider community surrounding campus (Middlebury)
105 Words
Many Middlebury students make the mistake of staying isolated on campus, which is sad to see. I took the opportunity to get more involved with the town because it was such a...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!) (Middlebury)
223 Words
Preppy - the stereotype of Middlebury students is that they are crunchy granola eating hipsters, but the majority of the campus is preppy and loves Bean boots Privileged - unfortunately, Middlebury was ranked by the New York Times last year as the worst school in the nation when it comes to income inequality, and the school with the most 1 percenters. This is not to deter people...

How important school spirit is around athletics at my school (Middlebury)
45 Words
Nobody really goes to sports matches besides athletes supporting their other athlete friends. The...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience (Middlebury)
223 Words
I had interviews with 4 schools - Middlebury, Harvard, Brown and Georgetown. One thing I learned was to be honest about who you are and connect with interviewers on an individual level. Most of them were really cool people and in just chatting with them I learned a lot about the college process. I got plenty of advice from the Harvard interviewers because I mentioned how I...