B.A., Mathematics
Academically curious college student
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Hometown Albertson, New York
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
Class of2022
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)
  • Brandeis University (Waltham, MA)
  • Binghamton University - SUNY (Binghamton, NY)
  • University of Richmond (Richmond, VA)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  • Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA)
  • Union College (Schenectady, NY)
  • Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY)
  • Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT)
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • University at Geneseo - SUNY (Geneseo, NY)
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University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)

Applied for a B.A. in Mathematics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Personal Statement
640 Words
Failure experience, Feeling out of place
The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
My leotard and tights clung to my body, causing me to feel as uncomfortable on the outside as I did inside. Feelings of fear and anxiety rocketed around my mind, making it even more difficult to keep an impartial expression planted on my face. I figured if I couldn’t pretend to be confident, I could at least hide my insecurities. Remain neutral – that was all that mattered in the moment. Despite attending the same dance studio for over six...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
267 Words
...While learning in a classroom setting is sufficient on its own, gaining knowledge through experience adds a more interactive approach that keeps topics exciting and aids in learning. Dickinson manages to provide educational opportunities for its students under any circumstances. At Dickinson, so-called "active learning" starts the second students walk up the Old West steps. First-year students are not pushed to the side and forced to wait for their time to immerse themselves in their academic passions. The fact that...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
192 Words
Brandeis’ emphasis on interdisciplinary study is a particular feature that has drawn me to the school. Students have the chance to compose a curriculum filled with courses from virtually any department, no matter what single academic focus they wish to pursue. And I know most students at Brandeis do not exclusively focus on a solitary major. This diverse group of students is not forced to conform to a “straight line,” or follow a specific standard. I can imagine the unique...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
133 Words
Visiting Union was a last minute addition to my New York college tours because the school met my general requirements of small classes, individualized attention, and an emphasis on undergraduate teaching. However, my intent to apply never wavered for reasons that go beyond these aspects of a liberal arts college.  Academically, Union excels out through the use of a trimester system that grants more flexibility and allows students to balance their workload efficiently. Besides academics, the unique living environment that...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
589 Words
What are you passionate about? While somewhat similar to a Common App essay prompt, this question differs as it encompasses all areas of a student’s life. No longer is the focus solely on a student’s academic pursuits. This question is one that should inspire a response that only ends because of the imposed word limit. Personally, whenever I become invested, or interested, in something, my friends will never hear the end of it. My ability to talk hundreds...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
226 Words
Fugitive slave, abolitionist, entrepreneur, feminist, intellectual, and Rochester luminary Frederick Douglass said “Man’s greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done.” 

You’re showing us your “ability to do” in this application. Please describe also how you apply your “powers to things needed to be done.” Explain why you want to join our Rochester community of independent thinkers who create positive change and make the world “ever better.”
As captain of my school’s varsity cheerleading team, I have discovered that personalized instruction is the most efficient way of making progress. Due to the uniqueness of each of the positions in a stunt group, the same approach does not transfer to everyone. Based on my four years of experience, I have been able to individualize my teaching so teammates (both old and new) can excel at holding a fellow team member many feet in the air, before safely...

School Specific Advice

The academic rigor of a typical course load or in my major
66 Words
It's definitely known that Rochester isn't an "easy" school, and many who excelled in high school are surprised by how...

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General Admissions Advice

How I narrowed down my essay topics
53 Words
I started by creating a list of possible topics for the different essay prompts provided. Then,...
How to deal with the stress of applying to college
27 Words
Don't try to do everything at once! Try...
Recommended summer activities during high school and college
39 Words
While there are plenty of expensive programs out there that provide the...
What I learned transitioning from high school to college
52 Words
Everyone will say this, but I feel like you really know how different college is until...

High School Performance

Weighted GPA
(equivalent to 3.85 unweighted)
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AP / IB Classes and Scores

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ActivitiesDance, Hospital Volunteer, Boy/Girl Scouts, DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), Mock Trial, National Honor Society, Other Religious Affiliation

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