William & Mary ‘11
B.A., English
Features Included


Hometown Woodbridge
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes

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  • College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
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College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA)

Applied for a B.A. in English

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents + 2 more

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Personal Statement
281 Words
Story central to identity
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...

General 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...

High School Performance

Weighted GPA
Top 5%
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
SAT Score Details
Converted SAT Score1540

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details4 classes and scores



ActivitiesMarching Band, School Band, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Charity Drive Organizing

Experience & Awards

Awards Received
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