College Admissions Info

danistoilova
danistoilova
Barnard College, ‘21
BA, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a perpetual optimist with an everlasting love for New York City.
From: Las Vegas , Nevada
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Accepted At: Smith, Colby, Fordham
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:

Test Scores

1450
SAT
32
ACT
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High School Performance

4.50
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

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College Application Essays

      Few moments stand out so intently in a person’s mind that every memory of them fills the person with profound understanding. I stepped off a turbulent flight after five hours in the cramped space and felt a sigh of relief. I was hit with bone piercing temperatures and a sense of urgency, one that covered the city, yet I was engulfed by a sense of familiarity and warmth. I hopped into a taxi and made my way into New...









Supplemental Essay for Barnard: “Why us” school essay
253 Words
    I stumbled onto the Barnard College campus in the least graceful way imaginable. I was consumed by nerves until the sounds of taxis and the patter of footsteps began to comfort me. I comprehended my surroundings and was hit with the realization that this community was the embodiment of intellectual diversity, permeated with different opinions. For the entirety of my life, I had looked for a place where women are not only accepted as leaders in their fields but also...





Supplemental Essay for Barnard: Unique question posed by school
256 Words
   I remember looking back on the night I first watched the news and thinking about the courage one must possess to be a journalist. At that moment it hit me: I want to spend the rest of my life talking about politics and taking part in the same invaluable discourse. Through nightly news sessions, in awe of the bravery she possesses, one woman stood out: Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s chief international correspondent. Amanpour was on the field, interviewed heads of...





Supplemental Essay for Barnard: Unique question posed by school
251 Words
The alarm rang–almost screeched–in a seemingly endless fashion, a constant reminder that today was the day. For the past two months I had been working on a presidential campaign by attending rallies, phone banking, leading volunteers, and in the process completely fell in love. I rose out of bed and with shaking hands managed to create an illusion of composure, at the time I did not believe I was ready to go canvassing, I would be putting myself...





College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
167 Words
If I could have done anything differently is that I would have researched a wider variety of schools before I completed my applications. At the beginning of the year, I was dead-set on applying to specific schools and programs, claiming that I was in love with them and that they...





My advice about getting recommenders
64 Words
Make sure to get recommendation letters from teachers that you trust and that know you well. A unique recommendation...





Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
121 Words
Financial aid had always been a part of my college decision, but it was never the most important part. My advice is to apply to the schools that you want to apply to even if they...





How I chose schools to apply to (Barnard)
161 Words
I had not initially chosen to apply to Barnard, in fact at the beginning of my college application process I saw it simply as a safety school or as a backup option, but as time went by and I learned more about the institution it quickly made its...