College Admissions Info

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

First-year student with interest in anthropology, sociology and neuroscience
From: Bel Air , Maryland
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: Yes
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Accepted At: Duke, Rice, UMD
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:

Test Scores

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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 25%
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Academic, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, French Club, Community Cleanup / Service
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College Application 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...

Supplemental Essay for Rice: 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...

Supplemental Essay for Columbia: “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...

College 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...

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...

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...

The stress level and competitiveness of a typical student at my school (Emory)
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...

How I would describe the wider community surrounding campus (Emory)
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....

How I would rate the diversity of the student body (Emory)
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...

The academic rigor of a typical course load or in my major (Emory)
48 Words
Typically, people in the NBB major focus on taking anthropology and biology based courses....

My plans for a typical weekend (Emory)
62 Words
On the weekends, I start my Saturdays off on my radio show for the college run station. I usually...