AssefAgha
AssefAgha,
Dartmouth ‘22
B.A., Philosophy
I'm in love with my best friend.
Features Included
3
Essays
5
Schools
11
Scores
5
Advice
7
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Arroyo Grande, California
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
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Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)

Applied for a B.A. in Philosophy

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Describe a problem you've solved or a problem you'd like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma-anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution. I consider myself a rather articulate person. Well, I should be. I have focused my life around one goal—expressing myself. This I do as I avidly compete in...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
167 Words
While arguing a Dartmouth-related case before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1818, Daniel Webster, Class of 1801, uttered this memorable line: ''It is, Sir…a small college. And yet, there are those who love it!'' As you seek admission to the Class of 2022, what aspects of the College’s program, community, or campus environment attract your interest? Please respond in 100 words or less. I subconsciously measure my fit with a school based on its proximity to a golf course, perhaps...
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Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
361 Words
Twenty years ago, the world met Harry Potter and his companions. One of the more memorable lines from the J.K. Rowling series was spoken by Albus Dumbledore: ''Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.'' What ideas or experiences bring you joy? I close Anscombe’s “Brute Facts” in frustration. I was drawn to philosophy because it attempts to answer the deeper questions of life, but the...
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School Specific Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
212 Words
I chose to ED to this school for several reasons. I was interested in going to a Liberal Arts College all throughout high school but when I told my friends and family, "I want to go to *insert liberal arts college name*" they had never heard of that college. For me, Dartmouth not only demonstrates many of the qualities of LAC's (small...
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Why I declined other schools
53 Words
I was accepted to Dartmouth early decision and had to withdraw all of these applications, had...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
199 Words
I went and visited a private admissions counselor for introductory meetings and it looked pretty promising, but I didn't end up actually using the counselor because sessions were really expensive. Many friends of mine used the admissions counselor and ended up getting into some great schools, but many other friends of mine didn't use the admissions counselor...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
140 Words
I ended up participating in several Philosophy-related and Music-related summer programs to really emphasize my interest in pursuing these things in college. Not only were these programs useful in demonstrating interest in these specific areas, but they were also places...
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How I narrowed down my essay topics
218 Words
College admissions officers have read hundreds if not thousands of essays and can definitely tell if your heart isn't in it. Although I am an Asian American and it would be considered stereotypical of me to write about a piano performance, I still wrote about a piano performance because that experience was something that meant so much to me. When you are looking...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.50
(equivalent to 3.97 unweighted)
Rank
Top 1%
 
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details8 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTennis

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDebate Club/Team, Music: Instrumental, Other Club/Activity, Philosophy Club, Political Campaign, Research, Volunteer Coach
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Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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