College Admissions Info

Tufts University, ‘17
BS, Cognitive Science, Japanese Language and Literature

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic, White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 12 schools
Accepted At: Tufts, Kenyon, Oberlin, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCSB, UC Davis, Scripps
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish, Japanese

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1540
Highest SAT: 2260
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 25%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Squash
Extracurricular Activities: Tutoring/Mentoring, Debate Club/Team
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College Application Essays

I spent my childhood in libraries, greeting books like dusty friends, pretending to know more about the world than I actually did. Page by page I traveled through hundreds of imaginary worlds over the years, but it wasn’t until I picked up a book called Mexican WhiteBoy that one of these worlds closely mirrored my own. It was almost eerie how similar I am to the protagonist, Danny. I look more like my white dad than my Mexican-American mom,...

College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
76 Words
I didn't really visit any schools before applying to college, so I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted out of a school. I...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
148 Words
I love its size and proximity to Boston. I'm able to easily travel around on public transportation and can go to concerts, the airport, or other things in the city without having to pay a lot of money for a cab. At the same...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
44 Words
Be honest about yourself and who you are, and make sure that your...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
31 Words
Do what you're truly interested in and don't worry...

What I’d change about my application process
104 Words
I didn't really think I'd get in anywhere, so I applied to a lot of places last minute without really knowing anywhere about the school and assuming I'd get rejected. I'd...