College Admissions Info

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, ‘16
BA, International Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Proud to be a Tar Heel!
From: Holland , Michigan
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: UNC, Northwestern, UVA, UMich, Rice, Georgetown
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Portuguese

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1560
Highest SAT: 2300
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High School Performance

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Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis, Water Polo
Extracurricular Activities: Student Council / Government
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Childhood memory
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Will add later

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
428 Words
Variety. Diversity. Choice. Options. This is what attracts me to the University of Michigan, and its College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. I’ve “known” I want to be a diplomat since I started high school, but the problem is that I don’t really know. I love foreign languages, people, and politics, so I just assume that International Relations is the place for me. It could change at any time, though. In the event this happens, I want...

Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
524 Words
It was May 16th, 2011: the day before my election. I was running for Executive Vice President of the Student Senate and my competition was fierce. Charlie Kolean, popular junior boy, was a tough opponent, but I had hope to win if I could stand out and make myself known. My campaign goal was wow the crowd into voting for me, and I had something major planned. I stood on my lunch table in the cafeteria, and greeted the crowd. I...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
489 Words
I am a pioneer, intellectually exploring new territory, seeking to expand the boundaries of my mind. I venture into unknown lands of ideas, looking to establish myself there and provide for myself. The experience of reading the Little House series started it all. From 1st grade to 4th grade, Laura Ingalls Wilder was my idol. Her world sounded so fun and perfect. I marveled at how the snow in the “big woods” always seemed fluffier than any I had seen,...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
466 Words
I’m from Holland, Michigan, and here the saying goes, “If you ain’t Dutch, you ain’t much.” No one actually feels that way, but the community is extremely influenced by the Netherlands. Our main attraction is the Tulip Time Festival every May. We’ve also got the huge DeZwaan Windmill, Veldheer Tulip Farm, a blue delft factory, and an unusually high population of tall women. Also, literally everyone owns a pair of wooden shoes. This enlightening Dutch influence...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
532 Words
Lila Ramirez-Castillo singlehandedly created one of my most strongly held beliefs. Her influence has made me incredibly passionate about illegal immigration, an issue I will now be dedicated to for life. She opened my eyes to the fact that I need to be grateful for everything I have… every single day. It was an entire paradigm shift when she told me her story. I’d never knowingly met an illegal before. At the age of eight Lila came into the...

Additional Essay Details:
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I wrote at least 12 essays

College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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Smart, involved,...

My favorite course thus far, and why
39 Words
My favorite courses are language courses. They are always less than 25 people....

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
40 Words
I did not use a private counselor. I talked to my school...

Why I declined other schools
68 Words
I declined University of Michigan, because it was too close to home for me. I didn't want to go to...

What set me apart from other applicants
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I think what set me apart the most was my IB...