College Admissions Info

jacobnwatson
jacobnwatson
University of Texas - Austin ‘18
BS, Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Student, athlete, scientist, nerd, lover of knowledge
From: San Antonio
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 4 schools
Accepted At: Texas A&M, UT Austin, Baylor, UT San Antonio
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

1950
SAT
31
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1380
Highest SAT: 1950
Highest ACT:
PSAT Scores:

High School Performance

3.94
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Magnet
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving, Water Polo
Extracurricular Activities: Student Council / Government, Boy/Girl Scouts
How Spent Summers:
Work:
Awards Received:
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Leadership experience
571 Words
No "I" in Team The air was warm and humid and the sound of heated verbal exchange filled the room. As the tension steadily escalates and shouts begin to fly, it begins to look like a Saturday Night Live political sketch. Although we have come together to plan the senior prom, the collaboration levels in this environment were not exactly up to par. Implied taunts turn to blatant personal attacks; minor disagreements turn to open hostility. Red-faced, the class president...









Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
821 Words
A Turning Point in History Huddled around a glowing computer screen, myself and three other students stare blankly at one another, contemplating our next move. As the winners of the Communications Arts High School History Fair competition, it was our duty to move on to the regional level and bring home victory. Our documentary on the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster outperformed the other high school competitors, and achieved first place in the category. With high aspirations and sights set on...











Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
705 Words
Learning from the Water I feel my muscles flex and my nerves tingle with anticipation as a cool breeze caresses my face. I tell myself to relax, but the pumping adrenaline says otherwise. This is the moment I have been waiting for; this is my time to shine. Bowing to the command of the whistle, all else is drowned out. The gun sounds, I spring forward, and the icy water rushes to meet me. Although I sprint with every ounce...











Additional Essay Details:
17 Words
Be passionate about your writing- the academic selection committee can smell a BS'ed essay a mile away.

College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Funny, Weird,...





Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
5 Words
Ultimate Frisbee,...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
11 Words
Work to save...





Post-college plans
8 Words
Medical School,...





My advice about getting recommenders
31 Words
Find teachers or adults you have a connection with....