B.S., Medicine
I graduated Lane Tech High School and am now attending University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
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Hometown Chicago, Illinois
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
Class of2019
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Romanian, French

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Yale-NUS College (Singapore)
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  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Loyola University Chicago (Chicago, IL)
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)

Applied for in Medicine

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

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Personal Statement
253 Words
"Fantasie Impromptu" by Chopin Art is a form of expression through which people can communicate feeling, color, and sound. Music allows unique voices, and mine resonates in classical piano. "Fantasie Impromptu" is a simple mixture of fast and slow that retains a dreamlike quality throughout its eight pages. When I started learning it, I had to practice hands separately for a good month because each note has to fit between another note, and mastering the alteration between the right and...
Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
99 Words
Tufts, a liberal arts school with small class sizes, will set me up for close relationships with my peers and professors, giving me a window into the professional world. My major is undecided because I want to explore all of the subjects the liberal arts college has to offer and find the best career for me. As a first generation immigrant from Moldova, I appreciate the international diversity of the student body, and look forward to learning about others' cultures....
Supplemental Essay Strong beliefs/principles
137 Words
I want to major in biology because I would like to pursue a career in medicine. This could change over my college experience, because I will be exploring the many faceted fields of the liberal arts program. I recently shadowed an anesthesiologist, witnessing two major surgeries, interacting with the medical staff, and conversing with patients. I felt very comfortable in the medical atmosphere and plan on shadowing more doctors so I can get a better feel of the atmosphere. I'm...
Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
168 Words
The flexibility of Brown's curriculum allows me to explore a full range of studies and have a custom made education no matter the undergraduate program I choose to attend. The open curriculum is perfect for me because I want to find out what career path to pursue. I also have a love of learning, not for a good grade or for a feeling of accomplishment, but just to broaden my horizons in something new or something I love. The 8:1 student-faculty...
Supplemental Essay Strong beliefs/principles
150 Words
The community of my Romanian church serves as a religious group as well as a cultural group. I wasn't given a choice of entry; I had to attend because it was mandatory, and interestingly enough I have become even more attached than if I had chosen to be a part of this community. That being said, I didn't find any significance in the church until I was a teenager. It was at this point when I really started thinking about...
Supplemental Essay Strong beliefs/principles
147 Words
I am most proud of my involvement in orchestra as first chair pianist. Every day, I'm given a challenge that takes me out of my comfort zone and tests my abilities to improvise, create, and inspire. I grow as a musician as well as a person every time I make the effort to try something new, no matter how frustrating a new piece may seem at first glance. My favorite part is keeping time with my fellow musicians; it gives...
Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
190 Words
As Herman Wouk once said, Columbia is a place of "doubled magic," where "the best things of the moment [are] outside the rectangle of Columbia; the best things of all human history and thought [are] inside the rectangle." I believe Columbia has everything I'm looking for: a rigorous curriculum, small class sizes, international diversity, a no-boundaries liberal arts program, and all in one of the greatest cities in the world. New York City is a place I really look forward...
Supplemental Essay Strong beliefs/principles
245 Words
I want to major in biology because I would like to pursue a career in medicine. By nature, I'm a very curious person, and I love to learn for the sake of learning, which is why my major could change over my college experience- I will be exploring the spectrum of liberal arts classes. I recently shadowed an anesthesiologist, witnessing two major surgeries, interacting with the medical staff, and conversing with patients. I felt very comfortable in the medical atmosphere...
Supplemental Essay Strong beliefs/principles
408 Words
While I truly enjoy learning from any subject, my intellectual interests include history, foreign languages, and psychology because the connections I make between these subjects really help me see the world in a more complete perspective. My interest in these subjects started when I found my love for reading. The books I read introduced me to these topics, and when I started school I already knew which subjects I would like the most. When I took A.P United States...
Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
135 Words
According to Duke's admission's poster, there are fifty million ways to navigate the curriculum, which means I have fifty million open doors waiting to be taken advantage of! I appreciate the diversity of classes that the liberal arts college offers because I love learning for the sake of learning. Duke also has the Program in Cell and Molecular Biology, which will let me dig deeper into my biology major, further preparing me for my future career in medicine. The 8:1 student-faculty...

General Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
62 Words
Make sure that you become close with your high school counselor and college academic advisor. They will answer your...
What I’d change about my application process
65 Words
If I could go back and change something about my college application process, I would contact the admissions offices of...
Why I ultimately chose my school
153 Words
The University of Michigan has everything that any other college has, unless we're talking about the "prestige" that goes into attending an Ivy League school, which is up for much heated debate these days. UMich has a very balanced atmosphere. I can spend all night studying...
How to approach transferring schools
61 Words
I have no experience about transferring from school to school, but I do know that one should wait...
Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
45 Words
The most popular extracurricular activities at my school have to be the sports, whether...
5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
10 Words
Fun Balanced...
What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
42 Words
Seeing as how I am a rising freshman, I don't know the details...
What I like about my school’s location and culture
68 Words
Ann Arbor is the 2nd best college town in America! Not only that, there are so many international students here,...

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ActivitiesNational Honor Society, School Jazz / Orchestra, School Choir
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