B.S., Journalism
If you can't do great things, do small things in a great way.
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Hometown Chicago, Illinois
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
Class of2022
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Indiana University - Bloomington (Bloomington, IN)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
  • Colby College (Waterville, ME)
  • Colgate University (Hamilton, NY)
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Williams College (Williamstown, MA)
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Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)

Applied for a B.S. in Journalism

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Chubby fingers outstretched and round cheeks flattened against the window, I leaned further into the plexiglass. Although I could feel a firm hand tugging at my shirt, urging me to sit back in my seat - at ten, I possessed little concept of manners (or sanitary awareness), both of which I abandoned as I refused to cease standing on the chair of the CTA train - at the moment, all that mattered was that I was soaring above the streets...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
311 Words
Think Purple: Aspiring journalist dreams of being a Wildcat Filed under Admissions, Top Stories After brochure browsing, website wandering, and campus canvassing what felt like hundreds of different schools, it took Daisy Conant exactly 32 seconds on the Northwestern University campus to realize she had found the one. “Northwestern is undefinable in the best way, an addicting hub of intellectuality, creativity, and school spirit - something especially appealing to a football lover,” laughed Conant. “But what excites me most about NU...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
562 Words
Three female college students pour over their notebooks and laptops, deep in a heated discussion. Even at the opposite end of the Winter Garden, you can feel the passion and innovation emanating from their table. Maybe they’re debating the most effective method of leveraging corporate resources to improve the state of an underfunded community in Chicago, tutoring each other on hedge fund investment strategies, or describing their global experiences from last semester interning in Singapore or learning about economic...
Supplemental Essay: Extracurricular activity
146 Words
People are my passion; words are my medium; journalism is my bread and butter. To me, there’s nothing more addicting than chasing a breaking news story or capturing life-changing moments. Whether it be a feature on undocumented students in the wake of the DACA repeal or a grunge student band with an increasing Spotify following, I live for composing their experiences on paper. With each story, I write with a blend of opaqueness and transparency; just enough of each...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
310 Words
Colgate: We want to get to know you better. What are three words that your best friend would use to describe you and why? Dai·sy Co·na·nt n. An eighteen-year old with a penchant for exploring the world and its intricacies, learning from her myriad of mistakes, and taking (slightly questionable) risks Synonym: Fervent Ceases to stop talking about a topic once she starts, whether it be dissecting an economic theory from Freakonomics or defending the power of...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
454 Words
Boston College strives to provide an undergraduate learning experience emphasizing the liberal arts, quality teaching, personal formation, and engagement of critical issues. If you had the opportunity to create your own college course, what enduring question or contemporary problem would you address and why? The Exploration of Urban Deserts: A contemporary investigation into the socio-economic issues plaguing American cities, their causes, and what can be done to eliminate them. It’s a bit wordy, I know - the title is...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
126 Words
Yale possessed a certain smell. Left by the hundreds of students that walked the halls before me, the pungent aroma was aged and sweet; it danced in my nose as I strolled through the Silliman College Buttery. A fragrance composed of Tolstoys and economics textbooks cracked open and poured over ravenously, of fresh ink sprawled over a legal pad as a freshman composed her first long-form investigative article for the Yale Daily News, of coffee sipped during late night discussions...
Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
113 Words
(The areas I chose were Global Affairs, Ethics Politics & Economics, and Sociology). An aspiring journalist, I am innately drawn to question the world outside my own. The current political climate between two nations, the underlying theory behind how that climate came about, and its impact upon their citizens - all fragments of understanding my mind might grasp for from simply glancing at a news headline. I crave to know the macro and micro implications of international interactions, to comprehend what...
Supplemental Essay: Other
170 Words
1. What inspires you? The fact that there are thousands of stories harbored in all corners of the globe waiting to be uncovered and told. 2. Yale’s residential colleges regularly host intimate conversations with guests representing a wide range of experiences and accomplishments. What person, past or present, would you invite to speak? What question would you ask? Theodor Seuss Geisel; If Whoville existed today, how would it contribute to the movement for economic globalization? 3. You are teaching a Yale course....
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
229 Words
1. What do you most enjoy learning? I am ceaselessly, utterly, entirely wrapt with stories. The story of an undocumented peer who cried to me as she spilled her fears of college denials, job refusals, and deportation in the wake of the DACA repeal. The story of a viral band composed of four high schoolers who balance AP homework with late night concert performances. The story of a bisexual freshman who, in only her first month of high school, stood up...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
380 Words
2. Each Sunday night, in a tradition called Storytime, students, faculty and staff gather to hear a fellow community member relate a brief story from their life (and to munch on the storyteller’s favorite homemade cookies). What story would you share? What lessons have you drawn from that story, and how would those lessons inform your time at Williams? I groggily wake to an alarm blaring somewhere in the thick of still-wet towels, crumpled up race plans, and mounds of...

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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
380 Words
So as you probably tell, I was incredibly torn between pursuing business or journalism, and I think the app readers could tell (especially for Wharton). My biggest advice would be to find what you're passionate about and let your application reflect that. My Why NU supp was the easiest and most fun to write because of how genuinely excited I was with Medill and the journalism program. If I could go back, I probably wouldn't have applied to Wharton, and I would have tried to make my application a bit more narrow focused - my EC's were very all over...
What set me apart from other applicants
50 Words
In terms of NU, I think my Why NU essay was incredibly unique. I don't...
Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
101 Words
I didn't use a private admissions counselor and I think they are 100% unnecessary. Although it was sometimes difficult to navigate the process on my own, I feel the cost of...

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