College Admissions Info

College of William and Mary, ‘18
BS, Biology, Environmental Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm a rising sophomore double majoring in Biology and Environmental Science, and am involved in a plant ecology research lab.
From: Bristow , Virginia
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Grandparent
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 1 school
Accepted At: William & Mary
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1490
Highest SAT: 2150
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Beta Club, Yearbook, National Honor Society, Science Club/Team, Equestrian
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College Application Essays

659 Words
A daydream invaded my imagination: my family sat down to a dinner derived entirely from our own backyard, and the heavenly spread would feature crisp stalks of lettuce, juicy tomatoes, and fiery hot peppers. A high school horticulture class, combined with a pre-existing love for the outdoors, was reason enough for this energetic teenager to commit her precious summertime hours to shoveling dirt and pulling weeds. I became enamored with this vision of perfecting nature's process, and becoming some heroic...

Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
502 Words
I mindlessly avoid his prancing hooves and whip-like tail, in the endeavor to strap a saddle onto this 1,200 pound beast. My off-the-track thoroughbred, retired for years, acts as if he is standing within the starting gates of Churchill Downs; ready to gallop away with or without his rider. No number of calming reassurances, nor frustrated insults, could tame the wild excitement burning in his eyes. I know that today will be another exhilarating, if not terrifying, training session with my...

Additional Essay Details:
332 Words
I really tried to make my essays stand out by being creative. The first one, about my experience gardening, is only a silly story about fighting an aphid infestation, and yet reveals my passion for environmental conservation. The second is about an experience I had while riding my horse, in which I tried to show my ability to work hard and persevere through challenges. I like to think that these essays stood out from the "average" students, because they truly...

College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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Passionate, Hardworking,...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
26 Words
How incredibly accessible research opportunities are to undergrads....

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
35 Words
Do what interests you! This college really wants to see that...

Why I ultimately chose my school
12 Words
As soon as I...

How to increase chances at my school
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Write a very good, very unique application essay. Admission officers really...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
50 Words
I'm in a sorority on campus, which has been a wonderful freshman year experience! Greek...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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Greek Life, Club and IM sports,...

My favorite course thus far, and why
51 Words
Freshman seminar: Hot Flat and Crowded with Professor Peterson. It was a small, discussion based...

What I’d change about my application process
118 Words
I only applied to one school, because I knew that W&M was the only school I wanted to go to, and I applied early decision. While I never regretted my decision to come here,...