erthorne
erthorne,
Mercer ‘21
B.A., Journalism
Writer, musician, vegetarian, feminist, liberal southerner studying journalism, political science, and global development.
Features Included
7
Essays
7
Schools
6
Scores
4
Advice
3
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Athens, Georgia
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentYes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Oglethorpe University (Atlanta, GA)
  • University of Georgia (Athens, GA)
  • University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
  • Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
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Mercer University (Macon, GA)

Applied for a B.A. in Journalism

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

I met Ana when I was fourteen, and she told me that every skipped meal was a victory: against the forces that took away my girlfriend; against the divorce brewing in loud voices in the bedroom below mine; against myself for not yet knowing who I was. Ana hurt me. She battered and belittled me throughout our three years together, never expecting that she would ultimately help me learn self-love, never planning to give me the push I needed to...
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Supplemental Essay: Other
330 Words
In my junior year, intrigued by the idea of experiencing life as an undergraduate, I applied to the National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC) on Psychology and Neuroscience at American University. I was accepted to the July 2016 session and for ten days had the opportunity to live on campus with a group of peers from all over the world. United by a common interest and little else, we participated in psychology workshops led by undergraduate psychology students, attended neurobiology lectures taught...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
497 Words
Honors College Application: In my junior year, intrigued by the idea of experiencing life as an undergraduate, I applied to the National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC) on Psychology and Neuroscience at American University. I was accepted to the July 2016 session and for ten days had the opportunity to live on campus with a group of peers from all over the world, from Georgia to Alaska, from Taiwan to France, from China to California. United by a common interest and little...
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Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
645 Words
Prompt: Tell about a book you have read that has inspired you. We wear labels throughout our entire lives. I switched to my current school, a small, independent institution where many students begin in K-3, in the sixth grade. I came too late to form the bonds many of them had, and, on top of my newness, I was also the youngest, soft-spoken, and terrified to speak out in class. In the middle school vernacular, the next label I received...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
504 Words
From the day I could hold a pencil, I knew I was going to be a writer. I started reading when I was three and would never be seen without a book in hand again. I wrote constantly, waiting for the day that I could publish one of my stories or poems. As I got older, I excelled in English, loved essays, and became involved in the school newspaper, writing about the things I find most important: healthy eating, feminism,...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
162 Words
What are you most excited about for college and how will Emory serve that? College represents a time to develop independence, maturity, and responsibility, all as part of education and massive personal growth. In today's hyper-connected world, it is impossible to consider oneself completely educated without having achieved a strong sense of global citizenship — the understanding of and respect for our world's many beautiful differences. For that reason, I am most looking forward to expanding my knowledge of the world,...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
167 Words
What is your favorite fiction or non-fiction work (film / book / television show / album / poem / play)? Why? At fourteen, I read Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Won't Stop Talking by Susan Cain. The book draws the distinction between introverts, the more emotional, reserved individuals, and extroverts, who enjoy the social situations and risk-taking an introvert might find stressful. Before reading Quiet, I viewed my introversion as a handicap rendering me incapable of leadership and independence. The book...
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School Specific Advice

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
132 Words
Mercer is very underrated, even in the state of Georgia. People in my hometown only 1.5 hours away often don't know where it is or think it's a community college. This is in spite of Mercer's ranking of 4th best school...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
169 Words
Start looking for scholarships when you start looking at colleges, even if it's in your junior year. Bookmark them if you aren't eligible to apply yet or if the application isn't open, and make a list or set reminders on your phone/calendar so you'll have plenty of time to apply...
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What set me apart from other applicants
134 Words
I made a list of things that are important to me and made sure to link them throughout everything I had to write. I said that service, writing, activism, and music were important to me, so I linked the dog...
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Post-college plans
206 Words
I originally planned to take the pre-med track and get a PhD in psychiatry, so I made sure my schools had good pre-professional programs. When I realized my passion for journalism and skill in writing trumped those of science and math, I began looking at the internships, experiences, and career/post-graduation services that the schools offered for someone trying to go to...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
3.7
 
Rank
Top 50%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
28
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
1310
 
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SAT Prep
SAT IIs
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AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details1 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSchool Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Spanish Club, Animal Foster Care Provider / Animal Rescue Volunteer
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Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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