College Admissions Info

Vanderbilt University, ‘17
BS, Child Development, Cognitive Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a 20 year old junior attending Vanderbilt University and recipient of the Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship
From: Boca Raton
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: UPenn, Duke, Emory, Miami, GA Tech, FSU, Wake Forest, Northwestern, Vanderbilt
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1470
Highest SAT: 2100
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Religious
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cheer/Spirit Squad , Volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: Animal Foster Care Provider / Animal Rescue Volunteer, Charity Drive Organizing, Church, Drama Production Crew, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

I talked about my volunteer work with special needs children, in particular close work with a young girl I mentored who spoke her very first word with me. I discussed how the experiences in my community inspired in me a passion to pursue a degree in cognitive science and child development.

Additional Essay Details:
49 Words
Most of the universities I applied to did not seem to have extensive supplementary essay materials. Most colleges with on the Common Application and the same essays were sent to all the colleges. I did not choose universities to apply to based on the amount of supplementary materials needed.

College Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
56 Words
It is so tough to choose because every professor at Vanderbilt that I have encountered has been...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
118 Words
People are very involved at Vanderbilt! We are a diverse group of driven individuals who enjoy giving back to the community. Large events, such as Relay for Life, are integral parts of a vibrant campus...

Why I ultimately chose my school
96 Words
Vanderbilt University was ultimately the ideal college for me personally. It has 6,800 undergraduates, which was a perfect size in my opinion. The professors are phenomenal. They are extremely accomplished...

Post-college plans
22 Words
I am pursuing an accelerated masters program...