College Admissions Info

Lawrence University, ‘18
BA, Pre-Medicine Studies, Psychology, Ethics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am an idealistic and compassionate student who is working hard to share the fruits of my learning with those in need.
From: Chicago
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: Both Parents, Sibling
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Case, LawrenceU, Loyola U Chicago, SUNY ESF
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Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1500
Highest SAT: 2160
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 25%
High School Type: Religious
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Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, School Choir, Hospital Volunteer, National Honor Society, Student Council / Government, Students Against Drunk Driving (Destructive Decisions) (SADD), Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

I wanted to cry—to disappear into the ground. It was my first soccer match. Not as a player, but as a referee, and I was quickly losing control. The game had started out well enough, and I thought that after having worked about a dozen matches as an assistant referee, I was ready to lead a crew as a center referee for the first time. I couldn’t have been more wrong. It started out as a missed handball...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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These essays were submitted to Brown University's Program in Liberal Medical Education 8 year BA/MD program on the subject of why I wanted to practice medicine and why I wanted the liberal arts medical program at Brown. Essay #1 Why do I want to become a physician, and furthermore, why do I want to become one through the program in liberal medical education? I'll start with the physician aspect. I want to become a doctor out of fear, out of the...

College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
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I chose the schools I applied to by setting up blocks. In my smallest block were my "reach" schools: Elite institutions where my chances of getting in were very low, but not impossible. On the other end of the spectrum,...

How to increase chances at my school
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Because of the focus on individuality and passion for learning at my school, The committee is looking to build a class of diverse...

Why I declined other schools
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I declined many schools that had everything I was looking for on paper because upon visiting, the atmosphere on campus did not feel like what I was looking for....

My advice about getting recommenders
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Do not ask for recommendations at the last moment or from someone who hasn't had contact with you since freshman year. Get recommendations from people who won't just fill in...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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My college has such diverse interests that every club and activity is well populated, however the groups with the most...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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Unique: Nobody who comes to Lawrence is a cookie cutter student. If you can think of any interest, experience, activity, background, or academic goal, we have it and then some. There's no chance to get confused between two other students because chances are they are wildly different from each other. Impassioned: Another thing that sets Lawrentians apart is that no matter where their interests lie, they are passionate about it. Very few students are resume stackers or mailing-list-only club members. Everyone here finds something they love or feel strongly about and devotes themselves to it. Often students' extracurricular interests are...