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B.S., Criminal Justice and Corrections
I’m a class of ‘17 Xavier graduate with a BS in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology.
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Hometown Cincinnati, Ohio
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
Class of2017
First Gen College StudentYes
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken English

Results, Essays, and Advice

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Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH)

Applied for a B.S. in Criminal Justice and Corrections

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

My path to college wasn't always so clear or certain. My high school started with my mom, who had been my best friend throughout grade school, leaving my father and my family for another man, my house being foreclosed on, and my dad constantly having his hours cut back. While I had three older brother, they were all moved out, living their own lives now, and here I was, left behind, as the world I knew fell apart, crushing me...

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Supplemental Essay Issue of personal significance
77 Words
My issue of personal significance was that when my mom left my family for another man early in high school, and I had to live with my Dad. I talk about the close bond forged between me and my Dad, and how even though I feel into depression and was devastated, I eventually turned out a better, more full human being, because struggle is necessary for us to grow, whether it be physically, mentally, emotionally, or intellectually.
Supplemental Essay Explaining low grades/scores
182 Words
Grades do not represent one's true knowledge or potential, but are snapshots of that person, during that point in their life, and can be affected by circumstances and events unrelated to school. During high school my grades weren't always the best. I started strong my freshman year, but declined receiving as low as a D my junior year. However, this was not an indication of my actual knowledge, rather an indication of the struggles that I was dealing with in...
Supplemental Essay Other
97 Words
In my essays I tried to emphasis that even though I have been down and at points wanted to give up, feeling like I would never achieve or do anything, I eventually realized no one was magically going to come save me or fix me, so I had to do it myself. I took actions into my own hands, and turned myself into a well-rounded, happy, and achieving man. I emphasis that no matter what happens, I can make it...

General Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
311 Words
The most popular extra-curricular activities are definitely sports. I love playing sports and just having fun with my friends while we do it. I have found a new love for softball, because of the fun atmosphere of everyone just having a good time. I encourage everyone to try at least one intramural sport, because whether you win or lose I guarantee you’ll have some fun and meet some new people while you’re participating in it. It's a great way to stay in shape, and have fun with friends. For those who don’t like sports that much, I...
My favorite course thus far, and why
421 Words
My favorite class so far has easily been one of my English classes, even though English is not my favorite subject, Studies in Fiction with Dr. Thomas, or Dr. T as she has the students call her. For one reason, it is because Dt. T is the nicest, sweetest, most empathetic professor I have ever met. She actually is vested in and cares for her students. She cared so much she even sent a letter to my Dad, telling him what type of person I was ad thanking him for raising me the way he did. Besides, just her the...
What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
163 Words
I have learned so much about college, but the main thing which I learned about Xavier while being a student, was just how invested the professor are in the students and how much they actually care about the students and want to help them thrive and succeed. Any school...
Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
83 Words
I took out a lot of student loans, both private and from the government to help pay for my schooling, and my advice, as I...
5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
100 Words
Family: Xavier is a small campus, so everyone is extremely close. You get a family feel as you walk around campus and know everyone. Fun: People at Xavier like...
My advice about getting recommenders
67 Words
When I was looking for recommenders, I looked for my teachers whose classes I did well in and whose classes...
What set me apart from other applicants
51 Words
What set me apart was my past life experiences, and my ability to overcome adversity...
What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
160 Words
If I were the student body president, I would want to change the hours of both the cafeteria and the Conaton Learning Commons. The cafeteria on Xavier's campus closes at 8 pm, which I believe is too early. Whether you've been busy all day, or you just want to...

High School Performance

Unweighted GPA
Top 10%
High School TypeReligious
Academic Performance in High School Low one semester/year
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Converted SAT Score1370
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AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details5 classes and scores




ActivitiesBig Brother/Big Sister, Best Buddies, Charity Drive Organizing, Community Cleanup / Service, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Tutoring/Mentoring, National Honor Society
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