College Admissions Info

Caseyy46
Caseyy46
New York University ‘19
BA,

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hi! I'm Casey and I'm from NYC. I'll be attending NYU College of Arts and Sciences as a Freshman in Fall 2015. :)
From: New York , New York
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 12 schools
Accepted At: NYU, Brandeis, BU, Pitt
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

34
ACT
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High School Performance

3.30
GPA
Top 10%
Rank
High School Type: Magnet
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Student Council / Government, Boy/Girl Scouts, Gay/Straight Alliance, Library Volunteer, Prom Committee, Student Activities Committee
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Failure experience
671 Words
I ate, breathed, and slept Student Government. Since the first week of my freshman year, I worked hard on behalf of the student body. I helped on more events than I could count, read daily announcements, and spent hours after school. People often joked that I should change my mailing address to 7C1 (the student activities office). Despite all the headaches, paper cuts, and tears, I loved every second of it. There was no place I’d rather be. To...









Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
257 Words
There used to be a simpler time in my life when TV was just TV. One fateful May evening, my mom naively suggested I watch the pilot for a new show about a high school glee club. By the time that hour was over, my life had changed. These characters mesmerized me and I wanted to know everything about them. That was how it started. I didn’t just watch shows anymore; they consumed me. I spent countless hours online...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
521 Words
I’m a little bit sour. My acerbic sarcasm can be jarring at times. Making a witty remark comes easily, and I usually have a cheeky answer on the tip of my tongue. Sometimes snarky retorts fall out of my mouth, even though I know that’s not what people meant to ask. When my friend interviewed me for his French homework, he asked me a few basic questions such as: my favorite color (purple), dream job (physician), and favorite...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
252 Words
I have never lost that child-like fascination with anything. I love learning about everything from astronomy and chemistry to poetry and religion. BU’s liberal arts curriculum appeals to me because the core requirements not only allow me to explore classes in many disciplines; it acknowledges the value of having widespread interests. I would jump at the chance to take “Evolution of the Universe and the Earth” which covers many fields of science in one course. I would love examining...





Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
258 Words
I have never lost that child-like fascination with anything. I love learning about everything from psychology and chemistry to poetry and religion. The core at Brandeis appeals to me because it allows me to explore classes in many disciplines and also acknowledges the value of having widespread interests. I can’t wait to try classes such as “Half-Jews, Queer-Jews, and Bu-Jews: Mapping Jewish Identities in America”, “Literature and Medicine”, “Sociology of Mental Health and Illness,” and “Introductory Astronomy”. I know...





Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
141 Words
My Girl Scout troop is the community that is the most significant to me. I joined as a five year-old, and I am still in it today. My troop leader, Lucia, has been a prominent role model for me. She’s a successful doctor while also being a full-time mother and wife. My Girl Scout sisters are my closest friends. We’ve stuck together for all these years, despite our many differences and the fact that we all go to...



Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
203 Words
I have never lost that child-like fascination when it comes to my education. I aspire to obtain an undergraduate education with both breadth and depth. Brown’s liberal arts education appeals to me for this reason. I would love to take courses such as “Altered States”, “Quantum Mechanics”, and “Modern Science and Human Values”. Along with this, Brown has many student organizations that appeal to me. I can see myself joining Brownie Bites, Lean In, QA, and maybe even the...





Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
393 Words
I have never lost that child-like fascination with anything. I love learning about everything from psychology and chemistry to poetry and religion. The Core Curriculum appeals to me for this reason. The requirements allow me to explore classes in many disciplines and acknowledge the value of having widespread interests. I am excited to try classes such as “Quarks to Cosmos”, “Mongol Asia and its Legacy”, and “Expressive Culture: Film”. The Creative Writing Program, with its opportunity to participate in the...







Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
313 Words
I have never lost that child-like fascination with anything. I love learning about everything from psychology and chemistry to poetry and religion. Northwestern’s interdisciplinary requirements and quarter system allow me to explore all of my interests. I would love to take “Gender and Citizenship”, “Media Law and Ethics”, and “World Cinemas”. While I intend to study in Weinberg, writing is a serious hobby and I hope to also take classes in Medill and the School of Communications. I know...





Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
561 Words
I have never lost that child-like fascination with anything. I love learning about everything from psychology and chemistry to poetry and religion. The Core Curriculum in the College appeals to me for this reason. The requirements allow me to explore classes in many disciplines and acknowledge the value of having widespread interests. I am excited to try classes such as “The Cinema of Walt Disney”, “Quantum Mechanics; Thermodynamics; Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics”, The Sociology of Deviant Behavior”, and “Feminist Philosophy”....









Additional Essay Details:
113 Words
The first essay is from Tufts. The prompt was to celebrate my nerdy side. The second essay is from University of Chicago. The prompt was to describe myself using the pH scale. The third essay is a "Why us" essay from Boston University. The fourth essay is a "Why us" essay from Brandeis. The fifth essay is from Brown. The prompt was to describe a community that was significant to me. The sixth essay is a "Why us" essay from...



College Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
101 Words
Don't necessarily ask the teacher who gave you the highest grade. Ask a teacher who you felt knew you well, not just a name on an attendance sheet. If you...





What I’d change about my application process
27 Words
I wish I applied to more target-level schools,...





Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
26 Words
I got help from a private admissions councelor....





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
56 Words
Interviewers don't want to hear you brag about your math team accomplishments. They want to get to...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
55 Words
Try to do something productive. Maybe you want to volunteer, or work, or take a summer class....





What set me apart from other applicants
43 Words
My personality comes through in my writing. I don't write my college essays...





Why I declined other schools
17 Words
NYU felt like the right...





Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
1 Words
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
24 Words
NYU is (as they like to say),...