College Admissions Info

toribates05
toribates05
University of Alabama, ‘20
BS, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hi! I'm a freshman at the University of Alabama. I'm a political science and history double major, hoping to attend law school and work in government!
From: Frisco , Texas
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Accepted At: Penn State, Arizona State, SMU, Syracuse, Oklahoma State, Duquesne
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:

Test Scores

1890
SAT
33
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1340
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High School Performance

3.80
GPA
Top 25%
Rank
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Broadcast Journalism / Media / Television, Yearbook, Broadcast Journalism / Media / Television

College Application Essays

There’s just nothing like it. I don’t know when or how or where I realized it, exactly, but I know that it’s there now. It’s funny, sure, because I don’t even have to be physically somewhere. I don’t necessarily have to see anything, hear anything, taste anything. I walk into a ballpark, maybe, or turn the TV to the hockey game. Sometimes I just listen to the football game while I drive to work...







College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
136 Words
The University of Alabama was not anywhere near my first choice school. They give a lot of money, though, and although I'd received a ton of generous financial aid from most of the schools I applied to, nowhere compared to UA,...





How I chose schools to apply to
153 Words
I am a stubborn person, and I decided that I absolutely did not want to go to a public university in Texas. I kind of don't know why. I did end up applying to two schools in Texas, but when it came time to decide, I'd...





How to increase chances at my school
46 Words
I think that it's super important to focus on standardized tests. A lot of...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
33 Words
The University of Alabama is incredible!! The campus seems so...





What set me apart from other applicants
77 Words
When I read my general admissions essay now, I still kind of laugh to myself. At the time, I thought it was witty...