NataliaI
NataliaI,
WashU ‘19
B.B.A., Business Administration and Management
Junior studying Business and Physics at Wash U
Features Included
2
Essays
7
Schools
10
Scores
8
Advice
2
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Warrenville, Illinois
GenderFemale
EthnicityHispanic, White Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • Grinnell College (Grinnell, IA)
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Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)

Applied for a B.B.A. in Business Administration and Management

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

My essay was in response to a prompt about an event or experience that marked a transition into adulthood for me. I wrote about witnessing my parents' financial woes during the housing market crash, and the loss of my childhood home. The essay follows my gradual realization that try as we might to prepare for everything, sometimes it will feel like the world has turned against you anyway. The hit to my family's finances and pride taught me humility and...
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Supplemental Essay: Other
444 Words
Prompts: Choose one extracurricular, community service, or work experience activity and describe the impact this activity has had on your personal development. (250-500 words) Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences. (150-400 words) Essay: Being on the cross country team was influential in changing me from a timid freshman to a confident senior. Beforehand, I was a person that preferred to sit out and watch from the sidelines. I still enjoyed being in a few...
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School Specific Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
99 Words
My strategy was to apply to schools that were mostly safetys, under the presumption that I would get accepted and qualify for more merit based scholarships. While the schools...
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How I would rate the diversity of the student body
130 Words
I would like to see more socioeconomic diversity at Wash U. This has been a relatively common criticism, and Wash U has been responding recently by having more pell-grant eligible students in the incoming freshmen classes. Other brand new...
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How to increase chances at my school
46 Words
Demonstrated interest in the form of campus visits, interviews, or other contact with the...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
104 Words
Ask early (end of Spring sophomore year, then follow up at the start of Junior year), especially if you are hoping for help from a popular teacher (such as English teachers)....
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What I wish I had known as a first generation applicant
53 Words
I didn't realize being first gen was rather uncommon (especially at my school) until I got...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
208 Words
My schooling is paid for mostly through need-based scholarships and loans. If you are going to apply for scholarship competitions (and there a lots of search engines for them) be picky about what you apply for. Most scholarship apps require essays, and your odds of getting that $50k "famous company name here" scholarship you see all over social media aren't very...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
100 Words
Work part time in the summers if you can. It seemed this made me stand out during the process, as many of my peers didn't get their first jobs...
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How to deal with the stress of applying to college
241 Words
1. Don't compare yourself to your peers. It's easy to do, and in moderation a little competition in a class can be rewarding, but don't try to compare your worths as individual. It adds stress but achieves little. 2. Be aware of how much weight you are putting into the prestige of your college choice, and why. The fun of telling your friends, family, and teachers about the impressive school you are going...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.49
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
34
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details9 classes and scores

Sports

SportsCross Country (Recruited), Track & Field (Recruited)

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesTutoring/Mentoring, National Honor Society
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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