College Admissions Info

NataliaI
NataliaI
Washington University in St. Louis, ‘19
BBA, Business Administration and Management

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 8 advice topics

Student Background

Junior studying Business and Physics at Wash U
From: Warrenville , Illinois
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic, White Non-Hispanic
Accepted At: Vanderbilt, Valparaiso, Grinnell, BU, AC, Drake
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:

Test Scores

34
ACT
Highest ACT:
Other ACT Scores:
ACT Prep:

High School Performance

4.49
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country (Recruited), Track & Field (Recruited)
Extracurricular Activities: Tutoring/Mentoring, National Honor Society
Work:
Awards Received:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement for WashU, Vanderbilt, Valparaiso, Grinnell, BU, AC, Drake: Family background, Overcoming a financial obstacle, Transition to adulthood
92 Words
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...



College 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)....





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...





Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
165 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 ...





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...





How to deal with the stress of applying to college
239 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...





How I chose schools to apply to (WashU, Vanderbilt, Grinnell, Drake, Valparaiso, AC, BU)
98 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...





How I would rate the diversity of the student body (WashU)
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...





How to increase chances at my school (WashU)
46 Words
Demonstrated interest in the form of campus visits, interviews, or other contact with the...