alexdvelasco
alexdvelasco,
Northwestern ‘18
B.A., Psychology
Northwestern University student from Lima, Peru.
Features Included
2
Essays
7
Schools
1
Scores
5
Advice
0
ECs
3
Sports

Background

Hometown Lima, Peru
GenderMale
EthnicityHispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish, Portuguese

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Carleton College (Northfield, MN)
  • DePaul University (Chicago, IL)
  • Grinnell College (Grinnell, IA)
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Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)

Applied for a B.A. in Psychology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
661 Words
Story central to identity
The experiences I had growing up in Peru made me the individual I am today. I felt like a king. I was white with blue eyes, I attended a private American school, and I spent my summers at one of the most exclusive beach clubs in Latin America. Outside of these places I was surrounded by people who were forced to feel inferior to me because of their skin color and socioeconomic class. It would have been natural for me...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
249 Words
During the fall of 2012, I was presented with the opportunity to take a class in Latin American Literature at Northwestern University, an experience which proved essential in my decision to apply here. The class met twice a week and lasted two hours. The first day of class I wandered through various buildings until I was finally able to locate the building in which my class resided, Kresge Hall. I entered the room and took a seat around the table, joining...
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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
10 Words
I would not...
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My favorite course thus far, and why
19 Words
Developmental Psychology because the professor teaches...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
15 Words
Going on either national or...
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What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
18 Words
The dorm I choose is...
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What set me apart from other applicants
14 Words
My international background and...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.10
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Low one semester/year

Test Scores

Highest ACT
28
 
ACT Score Details
 
SAT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details7 classes and scores

Sports

SportsCross Country, Table Tennis (Ping Pong), Tennis

Extracurriculars

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers

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