aroada
aroada,
Emory ‘21
B.S., Neuroscience
First-year student with interest in anthropology, sociology and neuroscience
Features Included
3
Essays
6
Schools
12
Scores
8
Advice
6
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Bel Air, Maryland
GenderFemale
EthnicityBlack / African American
First Gen College StudentYes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • University of Maryland - College Park (College Park, MD)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
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Emory University (Atlanta, GA)

Applied for a B.S. in Neuroscience

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

My nose itched at the sensation of the scratchy carpet and the tears dripping down my face. There I was, lying on the floor of a ritzy athletic club in the middle of town following a dramatic slip off of a treadmill. Ah, the recurring sense of humiliation had come to greet me again in the most expensive way. Embarrassing was the fact that none of the black polo wearing athletic trainers who ran to my side would even register...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
256 Words
I’m applying to Rice because I am dedicated to challenging myself, but not at the expense of others and not for others to step on my toes on their way up. In the act of self-stimulation (which I haven’t been quite as eager to do while in high school), getting out of the comfort zone- or “The Box”, per se, but more about that in my attachment- that I have been trapped in is the goal. I pride...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
658 Words
I was raised in a city long enough to be fully aware of the overblown glitz and glamour. Even while residing in a Podunk of the North, I maintained my silence when my peers gasped over the glory of local cities. We were living on the metropolis of the Eastern Seaboard, for godsakes! So, while on a college visit to CU, I let the doubting intellectual side of me take hold. It’s just a school in the city, it...
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School Specific Advice

The stress level and competitiveness of a typical student at my school
68 Words
It's not a very competitive school at all. Yes, being Pre-Med and Pre-Business is extremely high stakes and you may...
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How I would describe the wider community surrounding campus
79 Words
Emory is a suburban school in Metro Atlanta. A lot of the surrounding neighborhoods seem very white and upper middle class- think old money....
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How I would rate the diversity of the student body
103 Words
Coming from a mostly-white community, I believed Emory would be an enclave of Blackness for me. It's not exactly but I've been able to make friends more easily with African or...
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The academic rigor of a typical course load or in my major
48 Words
Typically, people in the NBB major focus on taking anthropology and biology based courses....
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My plans for a typical weekend
62 Words
On the weekends, I start my Saturdays off on my radio show for the college run station. I usually...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

How I made up for low grades in high school
51 Words
I had some Bs (and even one or two Cs) in high school- I tried...
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Misconceptions I had about college before attending
87 Words
Realize how many people are applying. In looking over my old essays for some schools that I got rejected from, I felt angry and resentful because...
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What set me apart from other applicants
88 Words
Even when I got waitlisted/deferred from some of my top schools, I felt confident in myself because of how genuine I wrote my essays. Don't...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.2
 
Rank
Top 25%
 
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Low one semester/year

Test Scores

Highest ACT
32
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
1420
 
SAT Score Details
 
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details9 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSchool Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Academic, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, French Club, Community Cleanup / Service

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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