College Admissions Info

North Carolina State University - Raleigh, ‘17
BA, Public Policy Analysis, Environmental Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a junior at NC State from Glenelg, Maryland. My college application experience was pretty intense, and I would love help in any way that I can!!
From: Glenelg
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: NC State, Wake Forest, Duke, Clemson, SC, UMD, UNC-Wilmington, UNC-Charlotte, Elon
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1420
Highest SAT: 2020
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 10%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Boy/Girl Scouts, National Honor Society, Debate Club/Team
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Family background
569 Words
In order to get to know me better as both a person and a student, one must understand my family and home environment. PERSONAL STATEMENT They called me Mini-Mom. I would wait for my brother and sister at the bus stop each day, carrying their backpacks as they sprinted home. I would then go through the procedure of helping them wash their hands, unpack their backpacks, and begin homework. I would give them treats when one of my siblings achieved...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
506 Words
Describe the reasons you have chosen to enter the major that you selected previously in this application. 500 words At NC State, I intend to major in Sociology with a minor in Psychology. For as long as I can remember, my personal goal in life ha s been to change people’s lives for the better. Making an impact on another’s life by improving his or her life or circumstances is perhaps the greatest satisfaction one can achieve. There are...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
412 Words
Discuss your most significant leadership role. Your answer is limited to 3000 characters (approximately 375 words). As described in my previous essay, I independently planned and implemented a multi-faceted service project for which I earned the Girl Scout Gold Award. This award recognizes projects that highlight t he scout’s service and leadership abilities. An integral requirement of this awar d is that the project must have a significant impact on the community, and must be sustainable past the scout’s involvement....

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
871 Words
Civic engagement takes many forms. Tell us about a time in your civic engagement history when an experience didn’t meet your expectations. What did you learn from this experience? As an Ambassador-level Girl Scout, I greatly value civic engagement. I have spent a significant amount of time working to improve my community, both participating in existing projects and leading my own. This work has not only been rewarding but challenging at times, presenting opportunities for learning and personal growth...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
612 Words
Leadership is a core value of North Carolina State University. Please explain your personal view of leadership and how this view has influenced you to make a difference in your home, school and/or commu nity. 500 words In its simplest form, leadership is the ability to take on a role of power and control, and direct others in a task. However, my personal v iew of leadership is more extensive than that. True leadership is exceeding expectations to make something...

Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
653 Words
NC State is a community that is strong because of th e diversity of our perspectives and experiences. Please describe how y ou could contribute to or benefit from campus diversity. 500 words I have an insatiable curiosity about those with dif ferent backgrounds and perspectives and, for this reason; I know I would t hrive in a diverse community. My yearning to be part of a diverse community is due t o my father’s job as a world traveler....

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
666 Words
In a parallel universe, there is another version of you that i s exactly like you except in one surprising respect. Tell us about that othe r you and how she/he is different from you here and now. (500 to 1,000 words. Please cite any material that you quote or use from external sources) There are so many things in this world that I want to see and experience. From Occupy Wall Street to the London Olympics, a seem ingly endless...

College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
64 Words
I visited and it just felt right! I highly recommend visiting campus. Some schools I thought would be perfect...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
47 Words
On a whim, I decided to apply for the full ride scholarship and got...

What I’d change about my application process
35 Words
I would not have applied to as many schools. I knew...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
21 Words
Tie in the school motto 'Think...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
38 Words
I did use a private admissions counselor, and it made a...

Why I declined other schools
31 Words
Some schools looked great on paper, but I just...

What set me apart from other applicants
34 Words
In interviews, I tried really hard to come off as...

My favorite course thus far, and why
46 Words
Global Environmental Politics, it made me change my major and my entire career path!...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
36 Words
Don't stress too much about summer activities as long as you...

How to increase chances at my school
38 Words
Essays play a huge role! Make sure your essays are good,...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
72 Words
This one is too hard! There's such a diversity of students that I have a hard time finding words that was describe...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
48 Words
How much of a mix of ideas there are. There wasn't much diversity at...

What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
7 Words
I would...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
22 Words
Interviews are not as scary as you...

Post-college plans
24 Words
I want to work for either an...

How I chose schools to apply to
37 Words
I tried to mix up the location, size, and types of...