College Admissions Info

North Carolina State University - Raleigh, ‘16
BA, Philosophy

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm a student journalist, doing a journalism internship this summer, and I'm studying philosophy of law!
From: Raleigh , North Carolina
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents, Grandparent, Sibling
Admission: Regular Decision, Transfer
Applied To: 2 schools
Accepted At: NC State, UNC-Greensboro
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Highest SAT: 1380

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 25%
High School Type: Public
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Biking/Cycling, Church
How Spent Summers:
Volunteer Experiences:

College Application Essays

As a child, my well-worn library card was a key that unlocked a world of imagination. My passion for reading began when I was a toddler; my mom would read me The Cat in The Hat over and over each night at my behest. As I grew up, my reading selections became more challenging (in the fourth grade I attempted Dracula, and in the seventh, Crime and Punishment), but I always peppered into my library list a book or two...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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"Leadership is a core value of North Carolina State University. Please explain your personal view of leadership and how this view has influenced you to make a difference in your home, school and/or community." - Kenneth Blanchard said, “The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.” In my role as Lead Technician at Sprint, I made a concerted effort to demonstrate to my co-workers the benefits of doing the right things, and doing them with integrity, while...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
107 Words
"Discuss any obstacles and/or hardships you have encountered and how you dealt with them." - In 2009 I was laid off from my job at a software company. At first I was distressed and angry, then depressed and apathetic, but at a certain point, I realized that losing my job and eventually having to take another at much lower pay didn't ruin me, it freed me. Having a more flexible schedule allowed me to begin again pursuing my education, and...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
103 Words
"Describe the reasons you have chosen to enter the major that you selected previously in this application." - I chose philosophy because, when I read philosophy, I feel like it speaks my language. The ability to think critically and analyze is integral to myriad other disciplines, so whatever I do professionally, whether it be teaching, writing, policy research, or otherwise, studying philosophy gives a solid foundation on which to understand the world. As a kid, I would ask, "Why?" until...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
111 Words
"NC State is a community that is strong because of the diversity of our perspectives and experiences. Please describe how you could contribute to or benefit from campus diversity." - Exposure to diversity of backgrounds and ideas has the effect of putting me outside myself, so that I can see things from new perspectives and understand the world in a more complete way. I bring with me a different perspective to share with other students, being older and having lived...

College Admissions Advice

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
52 Words
I write and edit for the school newspaper. It's allowed me to hone my writing...

My favorite course thus far, and why
48 Words
I really enjoyed public speaking. It can be nerve-wracking for some people, but public...

How to approach transferring schools
54 Words
Transferring, in some ways, is even easier than applying right out of high school. You've already...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
34 Words
Internships! Internships are a great way to get some experience...

What set me apart from other applicants
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My grades and test scores were good, but in my...