vandygirl
vandygirl,
Vanderbilt ‘22
B.A., Medicine and Medical Studies
Is Vanderbilt your dream school? It should be! (Applied for Neuroscience, ended up an Econ major.)
Features Included
3
Essays
14
Schools
16
Scores
6
Advice
8
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Pelham, New York
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
  • Stony Brook University - SUNY (Stony Brook, NY)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
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Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)

Applied for a B.A. in Medicine and Medical Studies

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
“Catch!” Ten yards away, my friend flings a frisbee in my general direction. I brace myself, eye the projectile, lunge, and miss. I blame it on the rain. It looks like a rainy June night — but today is by no means no ordinary rainy June night. Here on Glover Field, the baseball diamond and its surrounding field has been invaded by a horde of vibrantly-colored tents. Harsh white light from the overarching floodlights haloes the stalls and the wide, grassy...
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Supplemental Essay: Extracurricular activity
147 Words
Briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences. (150 word limit)
Every Thursday, with my violin case strapped securely to my back, I descend into the basement of St. Gabriel’s Church. Immediately, I am surrounded by smiling children, half-sized cellos, and the sound of a pianist working through the opening bars of Ave Maria. Songcatchers is as familiar to me as a second home. For three years, I have been volunteering as a violin instructor, teaching my craft to kids unable to afford private lessons. In that church basement, my...
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Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
236 Words
Tell us about something that is meaningful to you and why. (100 to 250 words)
In Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club, Chinese American immigrant families in 1940s San Francisco form a tight-knit club steeped in shared culture. Similarly, my family and our Chinese friends throw potlucks every month. There is no occasion; each feast is a celebration unto itself, a way to commemorate sacrifices and find comfort among kin. Upwards of six families crowd a table overflowing with Chinese dishes: dumplings, baozi, mapo dofu. In these feasts, I embrace my heritage while bringing...
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School Specific Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
43 Words
The typical student at Vanderbilt is a work hard, play hard sort (slightly...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
93 Words
If you want to apply to Vanderbilt, understand that the school is very different from other T-15s. Once you're on campus you may frequently forget that Vanderbilt...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
93 Words
Make sure you love the essay you submit. It's okay to write multiple and send different ones out—but at the end of the day make sure you...
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How to deal with the stress of applying to college
88 Words
Boy, I did not handle stress well. I broke down constantly, procrastinated a lot, and cried every time the topic was brought up. Don't worry about...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
128 Words
Do something with your summers, and do it WELL. That being said, if you start interning in a lab because you think you want to be pre-med, that's okay, but make sure you actually enjoy labwork and science....
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How to deal with the stress of applying to college
139 Words
DON'T overwhelm yourself by endlessly scrolling through College Confidential or AdmitSee. For a solid half year, I was obsessively comparing myself to hundreds and hundreds of high-achieving Ivy students' profiles. This did not help me. For instance, I became convinced that my...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.50
(equivalent to 4.00 unweighted)
Rank
Top 1%
 
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
36
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
1540
 
SAT Score Details
 
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details10 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesModel Congress / Model UN, Science Club/Team, National Honor Society, Charity Drive Organizing, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, School Jazz / Orchestra, Research
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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