College Admissions Info

Katya Faolin
Katya Faolin
Dartmouth College, ‘18
BS, Biology and Biological Sciences, International Relations and National Security Studies, Russian and Eastern European Languages and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 2 advice topics

Student Background

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!
From: District of Columbia
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 1 school
Accepted At: Dartmouth
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1490
Highest SAT: 2140
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Church, 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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College Application Essays

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...

College Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
209 Words
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...