College Admissions Info

College of William and Mary, ‘11
BA, English

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Woodbridge
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents, Grandparent, Other Family Member
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 4 schools
Accepted At: UVA, William & Mary
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1540
Highest SAT: 2260

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Marching Band, School Band, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Charity Drive Organizing
Awards Received:
Application Additional Materials:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Story central to identity
281 Words
Describe the world you come from and how that world shaped who you are. I live in a white house on a hill. There are no children in my neighborhood, and behind my home are woods so thick that, in spring, all I see is green. Inside, it has always been dark and cool and quiet; I have a dozen bookshelves packed with more literature than I could ever hope to read. I heard Frank Sinatra before I saw my...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
529 Words
If there are any circumstances not evident in your application that may have affected your academic performance, explain the circumstances and discuss how you responded to them. During my eighth grade year, I was diagnosed with a chronic illness, a form of hyperthyroidism known as Grave’s Disease that is normally found only in senior citizens. For some time it had caused me to feel extremely anxious and jittery nearly all the time, affecting my sleep and concentration. Normal temperatures...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
511 Words
Indicate a person who has had a significant influence on you, and describe that influence. Mark Carder is not a man of any impressive stature, concerning either position or height. He is not a scholar, nor is he a gentleman. He is as quick to curse as he is to praise, as violent in his rages as he is manic in his passions. He is a great man or a terrible one, depending from which end of the spectrum of...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
284 Words
Justine di Giovanni What work of art, music, science, mathematics or literature has surprised, unsettled or challenged you, and in what way? Despite all efforts, some things I cannot accept even in the ephemeral plane of that undefined place called “art.” One of these is Marcel Duchamp’s “Fountain,” (1917). “Fountain” is a work of art from the Dada movement. The piece itself is a factory-manufactured urinal, turned upside-down, with the signature “R. Mutt” scrawled on the porcelain. The work on...

College Admissions Advice

Why I declined other schools
156 Words
The College of William and Mary is the kind of place that will really nurture a particular kind of student; if you're serious about learning and about truly being a scholar, it's the perfect place to cultivate that! I turned down the University of Virginia despite receiving...