GG19,
WashU ‘19
B.S., Biology and Biological Sciences, , Neuroscience
To be perfectly honest I still can't believe I got into Wash U.
Features Included
2
Essays
10
Schools
4
Scores
6
Advice
2
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown , California
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish, Hebrew

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)
  • Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH)
  • Smith College (Northampton, MA)
  • Carleton College (Northfield, MN)
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Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)

Applied for a B.S. in Biology and Biological Sciences

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Other Relative

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
659 Words
Failure experience
When I signed up for nonfiction, it was not because I was drawn to journalism, but rather because of what it would demand of me - self improvement. Journalism encompassed all the skills I considered my weakest. Five paragraph essays had served me well from fifth to ninth grade, but were too long and analytical for the likes of journalism. I could hardly lead an in-class presentation, let alone lead an interview. I wanted to learn how to communicate effectively...
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Additional Essay Details
7 Words
WUSTL did not have any additional essays
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General Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
72 Words
I think what ended up pushing me over the top was that I filled a relatively unique niche in applicants- a student...
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My advice about getting recommenders
149 Words
I was fortunate enough to have established deep relationships with three of my junior year teachers, so asking them for recommendations made perfect sense because I knew that they knew me well and liked me. If you don't have a particularly strong relationship with any...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
119 Words
I was dumb and didn't apply for merit scholarships at Wash U because, after being rejected ED from Rice, I was completely sure I wouldn't get into Wash U. So, never assume your application will be...
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What I’d change about my application process
34 Words
When colleges say that they don't require an interview and...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
241 Words
I went back and forth between UCSD and Wash U essentially up until the last minute. I eliminated Smith for being too far in the middle of nowhere and for not having as much of a science focus as I wanted, but I still believe Smith is an excellent institution. No matter where I went, I'd have had to take out loans of similar amounts, so I wasn't basing my decision on...
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Post-college plans
23 Words
My ultimate goal is to work in...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.20
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
33
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details3 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSchool Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Application Additional Materials

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