U of Minnesota ‘21
B.A., Pre-Medicine Studies
Just a girl interested in travel, medicine, politics and social justice issues
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Hometown Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
EthnicityBlack / African American
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
  • University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN)
  • Carleton College (Northfield, MN)
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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN)

Applied for a B.A. in Pre-Medicine Studies

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

1. Discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal, that marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family. Growing up, I would race downstairs after dinner almost every night to sing along to the famous Full House theme song. Indeed, this cheesy family sitcom filled with overly dramatic acting, fascinating 90s fashion, Uncle Jesse’s smooth charm, and, most importantly, tear-jerking family moments most positively impacted my life. This realization didn’t come until I had...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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What aspect of the Columbia community, outside of the classroom, would you most want to impact and why? (150 words or less) As Frank Sinatra once sang, I also want to “wake up in a city that never sleeps.” The prospects of joining a lively community like the Big Apple would be a dream come true. However, realistically, I don’t expect the same romanticized image I envision of New York to be manifested in reality considering its 20.9% poverty rate. New...
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List the titles of the required readings from courses during the school year or summer that you enjoyed most in the past year. (150 words or less) A Raisin in the Sun, Hamlet, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Great Gatsby, A Streetcar Named Desire, Native Son, The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni: 1968-1998, A History of the Modern Middle East
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140 Words
List the titles of the books you read for pleasure that you enjoyed most in the past year. (150 words or less) On Intersectionality: The Essential Writings of Kimberle Crenshaw, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism, Black Sexual Politics: African Americans, Gender, and the New Racism, Black Macho and the Myth of Superwoman, When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost: My Life as A Hip Hop Feminist, Go Set...
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List the titles of the print, electronic publications and websites you read regularly. (150 words or less) BBC News, The Economist, CNN, Al Jazeera, Human Rights Watch, UN News Centre, NPR, Twitter, Vogue, Time, Youtube, Khan Academy, Pinterest, Buzzfeed, NaturallyCurly, Vice
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
135 Words
List the titles of the films, concerts, shows, exhibits, lectures and other entertainments you enjoyed most in the past year. (150 words or less) “History 010: What is History?” by Dartmouth Professors Stefan Link and Edward Miller, “Why U.S. Supreme Court Judges Write What they Write” by Dartmouth Associate Professor Jennifer Sargent, 13th, The Lottery of Birth, Fences, The Queen Of Katwe, Southside With You, House of Cards, Game Of Thrones, How to Get Away With Murder, Grey’s Anatomy, New...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
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Please tell us what you value most about Columbia and why. (300 words or less) This year, I spent four months writing a 4,000 word research paper called an Extended Essay for the International Baccalaureate program. After much deliberation, I came to the conclusion that I was going to write a human rights paper centered around the social injustices that black women face. The topic that I honed in on was how police brutality affects black women and what initiatives, or lack...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
361 Words
For applicants to Columbia College, please tell us what from your current and past experiences (either academic or personal) attracts you specifically to the field or fields of study that you noted in the Member Questions section. If you are currently undecided, please write about any field or fields in which you may have an interest at this time. (300 words or less) As a debater, most of the resolutions that I have to research are human rights centric. Perhaps one...

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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
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Have more faith in yourself! Don't compare your test scores...
My advice about getting recommenders
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Do it as quickly as possible! (best time is towards the...
Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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Apply to as many fly-in programs as possible! These really do help make your application stand...
What set me apart from other applicants
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Be very specific about what resources you will utilize at the institution and also draw out a picture...

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