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nicolecalmeida
nicolecalmeida
University of Pennsylvania ‘

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Sao Paulo , Brazil
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Cornell, UPenn, NYU, UCLA, USC, UC Berkeley, Duke
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Is English First Language: No

Test Scores

1980
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31
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1400
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High School Performance

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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Model Congress / Model UN, School theater/plays, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Yearbook, Book Buddies, Tutoring/Mentoring, Community Cleanup / Service, Drama production crew
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College Application Essays

Crime and Punishment, Wuthering Heights, 1984, The Great Gatsby, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. If you, or anyone else for this matter, look at this list, you’ll think that I just put together a list of well-known books. Yes, they are all very well-known books, but their renown is not the reason why I listed them. They were all given to me for my seventeenth birthday by my best friend, each containing special, handwritten messages with everything he...











Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
478 Words
UPenn: Ever since I was a child, the magic of expressing oneself through any art form appealed to me. I was fascinated by how J.K. Rowling strung her words together and managed to make me feel like I was Harry Potter’s third sidekick, and was always sucked into any theatrical performance. I remember watching my brother in awe as he played the acoustic guitar and made a wooden object with six strings turn into a compelling jukebox. My...







Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
621 Words
Travel/living experiences in other countries: The Beauty of Contrast Hours before I boarded the plane, my brother called me and after about five minutes told me something that I would not forget for a good amount of time: “The place you’re going to is amazing, but you’re going to be thrown into what will seem to be a completely different world. I know that you’re scared of this cultural shock, but I urge you not to...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
75 Words
Yale: The gothic architecture of Jonathan Edwards college: tradition. The streamlined modernity of Loria: innovation. Beinecke: a mixture of both. Sterling Memorial Library: knowledge. The Yale School of Drama: creativity. The Yalies: the future. Yale allows me to tie all of these words together. Balancing tradition and innovation, encouraging knowledge and stimulating creativity while building my future is what I believe defines the Yale College experience, and was what influenced me to apply.

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
513 Words
Everyone had left the studio to start the show. I wouldn’t step onstage for at least another 15 minutes, and acknowledging the challenge that this night would bring me, stared at my reflection in the mirror: “Listen, this is very important: I want your makeup to be strong. Even though you will be playing the daddy’s girl, your makeup will be heavy”,I remembered he had told me. I grabbed the brush, dabbed it into black eyeshadow and drew...







Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
622 Words
Ever since I was a child, the magic of expressing oneself through any art form appealed to me. I was fascinated by how J.K. Rowling strung her words together and managed to make me feel like I was Harry Potter’s third sidekick. I remember watching my brother in awe as he played the acoustic guitar and made a wooden object with six strings turn into a compelling jukebox. My parents, however, were not. They both work in the...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
299 Words
Columbia: I first sat on the steps of Low Library when I was fifteen and had just arrived at Columbia for a two-week summer program. I was about to start my first interaction with American universities, and I would be lying if I said my stomach hadn’t turned upside down at least twice that morning. I moved into Hartley 5C and settled in, eager to see what the next two weeks would bring me. At Columbia, I learned both...





Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
541 Words
Cornell: Ever since I was a child, the magic of expressing oneself through any art form appealed to me. I was fascinated by how J.K. Rowling strung her words together and managed to make me feel like I was Harry Potter’s third sidekick, and was always sucked into any theatrical performance. I remember watching my brother in awe as he played the acoustic guitar and made a wooden object with six strings turn into a compelling jukebox. My...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
301 Words
Northwestern: Besides its obvious high quality academics, Northwestern’s most remarkable feature is the friendliness and companionship of its students, a trait that a close friend of mine who attends the university, Gabriela, class of 2018, told me is what made her choose Northwestern, and which makes me even more enthusiastic to attend. Weinberg will give me the opportunity to freely explore many of my academic interests, such as comparative literature and international relations, and discover new ones, and the chance...





Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
396 Words
The five words that are used to describe NYU can also be used to describe me. Global: I come from a country with a growing economy, completely different culture than that of America, and have had international experiences that have led me to have friends in all corners of the globe. I will offer NYU an unique perspective, one that comes from more than a Brazilian girl, but a Brazilian girl who has been exposed to different cultures and has...







College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
15 Words
Academic prestige, liberal arts education,...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
46 Words
During high school: Always try to attend the highest number of summer school or...





Why I ultimately chose my school
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It's an Ivy League, location is...