College Admissions Info

alexdvelasco
alexdvelasco
Northwestern University ‘18
BA, Psychology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Northwestern University student from Lima, Peru.
From: Lima , Peru
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: Illinois, UMich, Northwestern, DePaul, Macalester, Grinnell
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish, Portuguese

Test Scores

28
ACT
SAT Prep:
Highest ACT:

High School Performance

4.10
GPA
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Table Tennis (Ping Pong), Tennis
How Spent Summers:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Story central to identity
661 Words
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...









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...





College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
10 Words
I would not...





My favorite course thus far, and why
19 Words
Developmental Psychology because the professor teaches...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
15 Words
Going on either national or...





What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
18 Words
The dorm I choose is...





What set me apart from other applicants
14 Words
My international background and...