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Profile Overview

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

Student Background

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From: Rancho Santa Margarita , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision, Transfer
Applied To: 1 school
Accepted At: Georgetown
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Highest ACT:
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ACT Prep:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 10%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving
Extracurricular Activities: Academic Decathlon, Gay/Straight Alliance, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Debate Club/Team
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Family background
808 Words
Tolstoy was wrong. The first line of Anna Karenina is the famous "All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way”. That principle—that there are many ways to make something fail, and only one way to make it work—has been applied to disciplines like science, statistics, even the domestication of animals. But, in my experience, it doesn’t work for the very thing it seeks to describe—families. Families are systems that are...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
23 Words
Georgetown College (my sub-school) requires all applicants to submit an essay about what they want to do with the major they're applying for.

Additional Essay Details:
709 Words
If you were to meet me in the DC metro, you’d probably catch me staring up at those Futurist barrel-vaulted ceilings they have in all the stations, marveling at how amazing it is that humans were able to figure out how to travel in iron and concrete tubes below the ground. If you were to talk to me, I might say, out of the blue, that I think the influence of Ingmar Bergman on Werner Herzog is understated. I...

College Admissions Advice

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
194 Words
I'm from Southern California, where aquatics is a very big deal. I swam for 7 years and became very good at it; good enough to walk on to Georgetown's team. Instead I decided to join crew. Mind you, I had never in my entire life seen a crew shell before I came to the east coast, but boy...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
149 Words
Does going to basketball games count as an extracurricular? If so, it's that by far; basketball season is followed with religious zeal at Georgetown. While there's been some consternation at the current coach, John Thompson III, we all still watch the games anyway, and...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
305 Words
1) Intelligent. Everyone at Georgetown got into Georgetown, and they didn't do it by being dumb. At my previous school, American University, I would often times feel like the smartest student in the room (whether I was or was not is open to debate) but at Georgetown I *never* feel that way. Everyone is interesting and everyone is capable of compelling conversation. Except, maybe, the basketball players. 2) Driven. Just like the point above, people don't get in here by being slackers! Most everyone is focused, involved, and pursuing what they want. If you're a student who doesn't know what they want...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
133 Words
DC is, in my opinion, the best place in the United States to go to college. Georgetown is the best place in DC to go to college. We've got the second highest population percentage of college students of any major...

My favorite course thus far, and why
34 Words
My literary theory class this semester has been excellent. I...