College Admissions Info

Stephen F. Austin State University, ‘18
BA, Spanish Language and Literature, English

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm an English/Spanish double major & Vice President of the Honor Student Association at my university!
From: Ennis , Texas
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Other Family Member
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 3 schools
Accepted At: Texas A&M
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1380
Highest SAT: 1950
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High School Performance

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Top 10%
High School Type: Religious
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Church, Drama Production Crew, School Theater/Plays, Community or summer theater/plays
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College Application Essays

My boyfriend cheated on me the first week of college. Just as I gained this whole new world of independence from my parents, I was left crushed with no sense of self-worth, and no hope for this next phase of my life. Starting college took a toll on me mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually, but what I thought was going to be a failure turned out to be the best experience of my life thus far. After letting myself mope...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
674 Words
Why American Universities Need Foreign Languages Nelson Mandela once said, “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” As the twenty-first century propels society into a new age of globalism, the United States have taken an arrogantly passive stance. Other countries require students to learn several languages while America’s weak attempts at global communication and language learning bring...

Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
380 Words
Achieving the Dream “Splash!” went my plans. My childhood dream was to be a dolphin trainer. After entering high school, my dream changed. I still want to teach – but now, I want to spend my life teaching people instead of animals. I want to make a difference in the lives of my future students, just as my teachers made a lasting impression in mine. Throughout my high school career I prepared for this goal, working with children, studying both English...

Additional Essay Details:
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These were two scholarship essays, one of which won!

College Admissions Advice

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
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I joined the Honor Student Association because I knew it would look fantastic on resumes, but I had no idea I would make such...

My advice about getting recommenders
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Get to know your professors! You've heard it before, but I could not be more serious. Your professors are TOOLS, so use them! If you build a...

What I’d change about my application process
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The most important advice is to apply on the day applications open. There are only so many spots a university can fill. My biggest regret...

My favorite course thus far, and why
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My favorite course thus far has been my Spanish Conversation class. Because I'm in upper level Spanish classes now (I came in with 14 hours of credit that I acquired at a...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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My school has a program called Driving Jacks, which is one of the largest student organizations on...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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Adventurous, fun-loving,...

What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
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If I were student body president, I would allow drinking on campus outside of class. Before you laugh, let me explain....

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
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I had no idea how much the faculty is willing to help you if you let them. Advisers, department chairs, and professors are...

How to approach transferring schools
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If you're transferring schools, think carefully about your decision. I would at least stick it out for one or...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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Volunteer! This is probably THE most important thing you can do with your life before college. This is what will most distinguish you from other applicants. Hours matter!...

Why I declined other schools
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I always told people I was going to Texas A&M, but the campus was huge and I felt like just...

What set me apart from other applicants
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I believe what set me apart was that I was very detailed...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
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I received a $12,000 scholarship from the English department that is divided among all four years. I got this simply by getting to know the faculty. I...

Why I ultimately chose my school
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I ultimately chose this school because 1) it's absolutely beautiful and surrounds you with nature every...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
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SFA is beautiful. Walking to class is like walking through a forest or a park. On weekends, we party at the lake, or relax...

Post-college plans
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My dream is to teach English to children in Spain and South America, helping students in developing countries get a...