LawrenceU ‘18
B.A., Pre-Medicine Studies, , Psychology, , Ethics
I am an idealistic and compassionate student who is working hard to share the fruits of my learning with those in need.
Features Included


Hometown Chicago
EthnicityBlack / African American
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME)
  • Carleton College (Northfield, MN)
  • Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Loyola University Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Grinnell College (Grinnell, IA)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
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Lawrence University (Appleton, WI)

Applied for a B.A. in Pre-Medicine Studies

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents + 1 more

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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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...

General 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...

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 25%
High School TypeReligious
Academic Performance in High School Low at first but improved
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

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Converted SAT Score1500
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AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details3 classes and scores



ActivitiesQuiz 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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