ilay123
ilay123,
Emory ‘21
B.S., Neuroscience
Part of Emory's Class of 2021! I am very excited to help students who were in my position a year ago! Read my profile to learn more about my college application process!
Features Included
5
Essays
10
Schools
9
Scores
5
Advice
10
ECs
3
Sports

Background

Hometown Grayson, Georgia
GenderFemale
EthnicityBlack / African American
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  • Fordham University (New York, NY)
  • University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
  • University of South Florida (Tampa, FL)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
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Emory University (Atlanta, GA)

Applied for a B.S. in Neuroscience

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

The lessons we take from failure can be fundamental to later success. Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience? (Note: This is not the full essay, just an excerpt.) I missed the shot. Was this because of the tiny circumference of the hoop? Was this because of the potential energy overcoming the kinetic energy? Or was this simply because of my lack of skill? I...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
154 Words
What motivates you to learn? Small class sizes help me excel and motivate me to learn. Since I am not distracted by the number of students in class, I can grasp concepts more easily – which is essential in any academic environment. In particular, Emory University has a student to faculty ratio of 8:1; therefore, I can develop a relationship with all of the teachers I have. Furthermore, having a hands-on approach to learning also motivates me to learn because that is...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
175 Words
Describe your ideal college campus/academic environment and what you hope to gain from it. As I envision my ideal college campus/academic environment, many settings come to mind. For one, a strong focus on a major (while having the freedom to explore) is what I am enticed to. Through Emory’s Dual Degree Engineering Program, I will be focused on engineering, while also having a liberal arts education. Since I want to pursue the pre-medicine track, while also obtaining...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
135 Words
As a student that values research opportunities, Georgia Tech captivated me. Georgia Tech’s “CREATE-X” program really piqued my curiosity because of the different courses available to transition from a developed idea, to a fully launched startup. I aspire to utilize my ideas, and apply them to the three courses branched off of “CREATE-X.” As an African-American female interested in computer engineering and medicine, Georgia Tech appealed to me because of the number of African-American female students majoring in STEM...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
149 Words
I would create a class called “Life Skills 101.” Since I am a senior who is pursuing the full IB diploma program, I would really appreciate such a class because the IB program focuses on course content. However, I feel as though I lack simple life skills. For example, although I am aware of spending money cautiously, I am unsure about how to set up my personal bank account. The majority of incoming freshman (and undergraduate students) will face these daily...
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School Specific Advice

More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
54 Words
I picked professors based on my personal relationship to them, my performance in their class, and...
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How I narrowed down my essay topics
81 Words
I narrowed down essay topics based on the topics that the supplemental essays required. Therefore, I would pick topics that were similar to most...
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How to deal with the stress of applying to college
156 Words
I wrote my Common App essay the summer of my junior year of high school; therefore, I had a lot of time to edit it and receive feedback from my teachers and peers. In regards to my supplemental essays, I made sure to dedicate a certain amount...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
101 Words
I recommend that each summer, you do something productive and meaningful during high school. Therefore, that can boost your application, and colleges will see that you are still trying to...
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What I learned transitioning from high school to college
105 Words
What I learned from transitioning from high school to college is that time management is the key to success in college. Not only are your parents not with you in college,...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.26
 
Rank
N/A
 
Academic Performance in High School Low at first but improved

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1320
 
SAT Score Details
 
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores

Sports

SportsBasketball, Field Hockey, Rugby

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesStudent Council / Government, Community Cleanup / Service, Math Team, National Honor Society, Photography / Film, Prom Committee, School Choir, Community Cleanup / Service, Community Cleanup / Service, Community Cleanup / Service
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Experience & Awards

Awards Received

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