U Oregon ‘21
B.A., Architecture
Somehow I got into college.
Features Included


Hometown Renton, Washington
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • University of Oregon (Eugene, OR)
  • Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA)
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)
  • University of San Diego (San Diego, CA)
  • University of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
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University of Oregon (Eugene, OR)

Applied for a B.A. in Architecture

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Personal Statement
616 Words
Love of writing
Prompt: Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story. My mom sat on the edge of my sister’s queen-size bed, where my two sisters and I had gathered before falling asleep. Earlier in the day she picked up a set of Dr. Seuss books from my grandparents, and we were anxious to test them out....
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
337 Words
Prompt: What do you and Lehigh have in common? Exuberance, passion, and above all, a commitment to excelling at the task at hand—these are a few of the characteristics that I share with Lehigh. As a college, Lehigh has to go above and beyond to give students an above average experience. Not only are its academic programs geared to give students a top-notch education, the campus is also pristine and has a welcoming atmosphere. As a student, I also...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
182 Words
Prompt: In your opinion, what are the five characteristics of a successful person? The number of qualities that contribute to a person’s success is much higher than five, but the most important characteristics of a successful person are: educated, fulfilled, engaged, wealthy, and selfless. A successful person has learned not just through school, but has been guided by their mistakes. They have learned from everyday experiences, as well as unique events. Successful people are fulfilled with their lives, and...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
190 Words
What interests you most about he intended major listed on your application? If you are undecided or \"open-minded,"\ as some prefer what academic areas would you like to explore before committing to a program of study? Everyone has a dream, something that they wish to achieve against all odds, or a goal that sticks with them throughout the years. My dream since the fifth grade has been to pursue a career in the field of architecture, because I have always...
Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
569 Words
Write an essay of 500 words or less that shares information that we cannot find elsewhere on your application. Any topic you choose is welcome. Some ideas you might consider include your future ambitions and goals, a special talent, extracurricular activity, or unusual interest that sets you apart from your peers, or a significant experience that influenced your life. My mom sat on the edge of my sister’s bed, where my two sisters and I had gathered before falling asleep....
Supplemental Essay: Explaining low grades/scores
579 Words
Advise us early in the admissions process of any personal circumstances that affected your academic performance, especially if you do not meet one or more of the admission requirements. Include a statement with your application describing any personal challenges you’ve overcome and explain their impact on your education. Details of any serious illness, diagnosed disability, personal difficulties, or family circumstances that have affected your education are encouraged. After I quickly lost thirty pounds and started drinking water by the...

School Specific Advice

What I’d change about my application process
34 Words
I didn't realize Connecticut college does not give out any...
My favorite course thus far, and why
20 Words
I really enjoyed philosophy 101. The professor...
Why I ultimately chose my school
72 Words
I chose University of Oregon for the architecture program. Even though UO is a large school, being in the arch program makes...

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General Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
106 Words
I had an interview with Tom Marlit from Connecticut College. Honestly, before the interview I had not been very interested in that school because it was far away from where I lived...

High School Performance

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Top 25%
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Some good some bad
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
SAT Score Details
Converted SAT Score1360
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details5 classes and scores




ActivitiesSchool Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Community Cleanup / Service, School Jazz / Orchestra, School Band, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, National Honor Society
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Experience & Awards

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