College Admissions Info

American University, ‘19
Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am about to enter my freshman year at American University. I graduated from a private college preparatory school in New York State. I love reading, volunteering, and working with kids!
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: American, Brandeis, Skidmore, UVM, Wheaton
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1430
Highest SAT: 2040
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, Community or summer theater/plays, Community Cleanup / Service, Homecoming committee, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Student Activities Committee
How Spent Summers:
Volunteer Experiences:
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College Application Essays

Underneath my eyes dark circles appear. They developed two weeks into my high school career and have stubbornly remained. I see them as battle scars from the many sleep-deprived nights when perfectionism would not allow me to achieve any less than my best, sleep be damned. I have done everything to make these unpleasing circles disappear, except for getting a full night’s rest. These dreaded circles occurred due to stress and lack of sleep, two constants of the last...

Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
158 Words
I am undecided about what I want to major in, so being able to pursue all my options is key. One thing that draws me to American University is the freedom to explore my academic interests. In particular, I am drawn to the CLEG (communications, law, economics, and government) major because of it’s holistic approach. I am thinking of possibly working with an NGO after graduation and would need all the skills I would gain from the CLEG major....

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
233 Words
One in six women will suffer a rape in her life. About 300,000 college women are raped every year. Among that population, only 12% of the victims ever report the rape to law enforcement, and even fewer are prosecuted. This number is staggering. Many victims feel too intimidated by the prospect of reporting their assault due to the inevitable invasive questioning that follows. I am appalled by the fact that rape is so common, and punishment for committing a rape is so...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
22 Words
I would have done more research and...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
77 Words
I did use a private admissions counselor who knew me well. I suggest utilizing the counseling services at your school and if they...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
93 Words
Volunteer at a charity or organization you are passionate about. If you go back several summers in a row this shows you are dedicated, passionate, and hardworking. Also...

What set me apart from other applicants
33 Words
I went to one of the best schools in my...

Why I ultimately chose my school
49 Words
I chose my school because it has the bhest of both worlds. It is a...

How to increase chances at my school
47 Words
CONTACT THE ADMISSIONS OFFICERS! American puts a lot of emphasis on demonstrated interest. Go...

My advice about getting recommenders
40 Words
Choose people who know you well and like you to write recommendation...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
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My parents are paying for most of my...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
42 Words
Find specific classes and programs to reference. Be sure not to talk about...

Why I declined other schools
29 Words
American was the only school I really wanted to...

How I chose schools to apply to
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A mix of cappex, my...