College Admissions Info

smoleary
Arizona State University, ‘14
BS, Biology and Biological Sciences, Anthropology and Archaeology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Two undergraduate degrees: BS in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in Physiology and a BA in Global Health (similar to Medical Anthropology)
From: Mesa
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 3 schools
Accepted At: Arizona State, Arizona, NAU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

1250
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 930
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High School Performance

4.00
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Animal Foster Care Provider / Animal Rescue Volunteer, Community Cleanup / Service, Tutoring/Mentoring, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

IHow a disastrous familial situation brought out the best of my character, even though the circumstances were awful, were what my personal statements focused on. In one for example, I discussed how my cousins and I cleaned the house of my diseased uncle, who died at the age of 46 from complications due to alcoholism. He left behind two teenaged boys. When we arrived to clean the house he was renting, we found human and animal feces everywhere, rotten food all...





Supplemental Essay: Time off from school
333 Words
"One of my most cherished memories is my involvement in the service learning club at my high school, the Students Helping Out (SHOut) club. My high school offered only grades ten through twelve, and all three years I was actively involved, becoming the president of the club my senior year. The most potent lesson I learned being in this position, was that relationship building, networking, and planning were all critically essential to a smoothly running team. During my senior year,...





Additional Essay Details:
150 Words
I've run into many people who think that colleges are looking for a sob story or how they personally have been oppressed by the mechanisms of society. While this is true to a point, what they are really looking for is how you have overcome obstacles, oppressors, and challenges that you have come across in your life. Admissions employees want to accept students demonstrate the internal drive and self discipline necessary to be successful in higher education, they are looking...



College Admissions Advice

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
64 Words
Arizona State University is one of the leading research universities in the world! The faculty and staff are amazing....





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
53 Words
I interviewed with several different schools. After doing so, I can say that it is extremely...





Why I declined other schools
56 Words
After interviewing with other schools, I selected the campus that I got most excited about. Not only...





My advice about getting recommenders
73 Words
Start talking to teachers/ volunteer coordinators/ members of your church and community if you haven't already. These should be people who have...





What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
104 Words
Schools want to hear what makes you special. They want to know that you are a mature individual who is going to take acceptance into their school seriously. Look for a...





Post-college plans
65 Words
You don't need to know what you're going to be when you enter college as a freshmen, but by the...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
35 Words
Staying active and involved during the summer can not only keep...