Katya Faolin
Katya Faolin,
Dartmouth ‘18
B.S., Biology and Biological Sciences, , International Relations and National Security Studies, , Russian and Eastern European Languages and Literature, , Spanish Language and Literature
I'm a first-generation student at the amazing Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. I'm interested in everything from biotech research to art to politics to exploring nature, which is why Dartmouth is the perfect place for me!
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Hometown District of Columbia
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionEarly Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
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Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)

Applied for a B.S. in Biology and Biological Sciences

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

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We don’t know ourselves. This is what I was thinking as I stared down at my desk in an effort to avoid meeting my English teacher’s eyes: I don’t know myself. I had come to class that day with a cardboard box, a folder, and three photographs- scant preparation for such a revelation. I had steeled myself to present my identity box- a box filled with things symbolic of my culture- stoically, yet at the first sight...

General Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
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As a first-year student here at Dartmouth, where we typically take only three classes each term, I have only had classes with nine professors. However, some classes have definitely been markedly better than others. I have two favorite courses so far: a biology course and a russian literature course. I am incredibly interested in biology, so the class Cell Structure and Function was...
5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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Before I matriculated, I already had the idea that the typical Dartmouth student was not your typical college student, and not even your typical IVY-league student. The typical Dartmouth student is, of course, intelligent and determined, but they are a lot more than that- they are adventurous, caring, and have an incredible love of life. As far as adventurous goes: Dartmouth has a TON of ways to get out into nature, and the vast majority of students takes advantage of this. The Dartmouth Outing Club organises "Trips" for...

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Converted SAT Score1490
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ActivitiesChurch, Community Cleanup / Service, Drama Production Crew, Homecoming committee, Key Club, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, National Honor Society, School Band, School Theater/Plays, Science Club/Team, Photography / Film
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