College Admissions Info

New York University, ‘19
BA, Liberal Arts and Humanities

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Aspiring to bring pride to my family and share with the world my capacity for knowledge.
From: New York City , New York , Mali
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 14 schools
Accepted At: NYU, GWU, American, SUNY Albany, SUNY Buffalo, Hunter, CUNY City
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French, Arabic

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1170
Highest SAT: 1620
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High School Performance

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Top 5%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Track & Field, Soccer
Extracurricular Activities: Chess, Community Cleanup / Service, Computer / Technology Volunteer, Debate Club/Team, National Honor Society, Student Council / Government
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Family background
656 Words
As I truly begin life, I ask myself, “Is it sheer hard work and ambition that’s gotten me to where I am? Or, is it a motivation stemming from some other source that’s gotten me where I am?” From the busy streets of Mali, to the quiet suburbs of Michigan where I grew up and ultimately to the famous streets of New York City, which is scattered with opportunity on every corner, I am formed through my greatest...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
287 Words
What I find most appealing about Columbia is the fact that Columbia has this unique central idea of a well-rounded student, which is carried out through its policy of the Core Curriculum. This is my entire life's ideas and desires eloquently summed up and demonstrated through a well-drafted system--a system I can't seem to find anywhere else. The idea of being able to experience as much as I can and be enlightened on as much as I possibly can is...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
240 Words
I believe in the well-rounded student. I believe that in order to develop substantial intellect and skills you must be a well-rounded student. From physics to philosophy to great literature-my interests and wonders know no bounds, nor has any limit. It is this holistic approach to learning that convinces me that I would be a great fit at Marist College. Marist has this unique central idea of a well-rounded student, which is carried out through its Core Curriculum. This is...

College Admissions Advice

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
61 Words
The type of people on campus--being at a large liberal arts school in the middle of the city,...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
121 Words
Competitive: almost everyone in my school had high hopes of getting into an ivy, or a prestigious school to say the least. Dedicated: There weren't many slackers in our school. Every mostly kept their...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
78 Words
I did not know that there were so many AP courses available in general and that my school offered so little. I didn't...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
71 Words
I recommend that you enroll in a summer program where you either take college courses or classes that you will be...

My advice about getting recommenders
92 Words
Try your hardest to maintain a pleasant and friendly relationship with your teachers and start pestering them for recommendations from 11th grade. Try to be the first in...