College Admissions Info

Columbia University, ‘21
BA, Sustainability Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Comic Sans MS enthusiast.
From: Haslum , Norway
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Accepted At: Northwestern, Cornell
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No

Test Scores

Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 10%
High School Type: International
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Some good some bad
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Political Campaign
Volunteer Experiences:
Awards Received:
Application Additional Materials:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement for Columbia, Northwestern, Cornell, Carleton, UPenn: Challenged a belief, Controversial topic, Creative personal story, Failure experience, Feeling out of place
672 Words
In mere seconds, it’s all gone; the golden locks fall to the floor. Timidly, I gaze at the bald girl in the mirror, surrounded by thick chunks of my former hair. Scattered on the ground is an accumulation of dead cells, symbolic of a social structure that has long confined me. What I had once regarded as one of the greatest dimensions of my gender identity, my most prominent feminine trait, was no more than a slice through a...

Supplemental Essay for Columbia: “Why us” school essay
299 Words
Winter is coming, it drapes itself akin to a pall over Norway. Leaves descend over dead and decayed matter. Flocks of birds migrate south, squirrels bury hazelnuts in our garden, and the entire neighborhood installs snow tires. Fall signifies a preparation for the looming coldness that our elders have warned us of, the winter darkness we spare our candles for. Similar to how the common knowledge of winter is paramount to the functioning of my country, the knowledge covered in...

Supplemental Essay for Columbia: Other
302 Words
“Why is it like this here?” It begins with curiosity, by asking questions. In 2005, my family moved to Angola, a country trembling after a civil war where economic growth was scarce outside spheres of power. Similar patterns of disparities were evident in Dubai, where we relocated in 2007. Observing these economies lubricated by oil, yet in stark contrast to my Norwegian welfare state, sparked endless “whys” in me. Why are there regional gaps in power and technology? Why does history follow...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
2 Words

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
4 Words

What set me apart from other applicants
7 Words
Be yourself,...