Sparrow
Sparrow,
UToronto ‘22
B.A., Economics
Refreshingly approachable freshman at the University of Toronto, studying Politics, Philosophy, and Economics.
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Features Included
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Essays
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Schools
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Scores
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Advice
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ECs
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Sports

Background

Hometown Vancouver, Canada
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
  • Williams College (Williamstown, MA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • University of British Columbia (British Columbia, Canada)
  • Pomona College (Claremont, CA)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
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University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Applied for a B.A. in Economics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?
“Finish your drink!” I was on a bus ride back to Vancouver on a hot summer’s day, and seated to my left was a very bothersome child who would not refrain from nit-picking at my every action - from how I was sitting (with my knee up to the front seat) to whether I finished my Starbucks (it was done, half the cup was ice) before standing up to throw it away. “I don’t want to,” I replied...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
183 Words
Why this school?
Global affairs fascinate me. When I was younger, I would spend hours in my father’s accounting office reception exploring elephant poaching in the National Geographic or the ongoing wars in the Middle East in Maclean’s. I would curl up in an office chair and question him or his receptionist about why people killed one another, or why the death penalty existed. Before leaving, I would often sneak items off of the magazine rack, further exploring Bush’s foreign...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
785 Words
A recent Critical Inquiry course at Pomona, ‘I Disagree,’ poses these questions: What does it take to be the one juror out of twelve who votes innocent? What are the dangers of living with people who agree with you? How does a scientific or a religious community confront troublesome new ideas? Consider one or more of these questions and address ‘the noble art of disagreement.’
In today’s society, there is a commonly held belief that when you’re living with people who do not agree with you, you do not need to maintain factual discussion, instead whatever abstraction that you and your community believe is considered right. If everyone agrees without question, discourse that leads to the synthesis of potentially conflicting ideologies does not exist. If others follow blindly, with no one challenging the established status quo, there is no growth of ideas within...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
623 Words
How will you explore your intellectual and academic interests at the University of Pennsylvania? Please answer this question given the specific undergraduate school to which you are applying.
Global affairs fascinate me. When I was younger, I would spend hours in my father’s accounting office reception exploring elephant poaching in the National Geographic or the ongoing wars in the Middle East in Maclean’s. I would curl up in an office chair and question him or his receptionist about why people killed one another, or why the death penalty existed. Before leaving, I would often sneak items off of the magazine rack, further exploring Bush’s foreign...
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Supplemental Essay: Other
499 Words
Margaret McMillan Trinity One Supplement: Assessing the legalization of marijuana in Canada.
Both sides can agree that the way the Canadian government handles marijuana use today does not work. The opposition recognizes this, but they believe that the health and social impacts that marijuana use brings are more detrimental than any benefit. For the supporters of the legislation, while legalization may create problems, it still addressed the most prevalent actors in this situation: teenagers. The country’s future using unregulated, lethal drugs. The opposition would argue if you remove the stigma against...
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Supplemental Essay: Other
938 Words
Waitlist update letter.
Dear Admissions Committee, Thank you so much for the opportunity to update you on my life since I initially submitted my application. It’s a huge honor to have been placed on the waitlist. Since December, I’ve been thinking a lot about this word: “Eureka.” It’s utterance conveys a sort of discovery, a single moment where a problem and its answer become, all at once, perfectly clear, where nothing stands in the way of perception. Yet, I can...
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School Specific Advice

How to increase chances at my school
141 Words
Williams, unlike most other schools of its caliber, actually does look at essays very explicitly, and they take into consideration all parts of the whole. In my inital application essay, which I am too embarassed to share, I wrote a very cringe-worthy...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

Misconceptions I had about college before attending
486 Words
The greatest misconceptions I had about college before I actually attended were about the things that all small, elite colleges brag about: dorm quality, ease of access to professors in earlier years, more accessible internship/research opportunities, lack meal card swipes, etc. My experience has been that these are relatively unimportant things that schools just say to have one more thing to differenciate them from another; its a ploy for them to get you to pay up and attend. When I decided to attend the University of Toronto, I was incredibly anxious about all of these little things too, because,...
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How I narrowed down my essay topics
81 Words
When I saw a required essay, I tried to match the topic with other required essays from other schools, so I could 'hit two...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
77 Words
Get a job. An entry level one. And I'm not writing this because I want you to bolster your college application, I'm writing...
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How to approach transferring schools
177 Words
At the beginning of your first year at school, do NOT tell yourself 'it doesn't matter what I do, I'm transferring,' because thats how you throw away an entire year of your life and fall behind other classmates who are looking through every opportunity available to them. In transferring, the schools you...
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High School Performance

Unweighted GPA
4.00
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
Academic Performance in High School Some good some bad

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1540
 

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores

Sports

SportsVolleyball, Rugby

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDebate Club/Team, After School Sports Coach, Big Brother/Big Sister, Gay/Straight Alliance, Model Congress / Model UN, Tutoring/Mentoring

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