BC ‘22
B.S., Undecided, , Journalism, , English, , Film and Video Studies
Lover of pasta, music, and all things Harry Potter
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Hometown Revere, Massachusetts
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  • Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA)
  • Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
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Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

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Taylor Giuffre-Catalano 10/27/2017 It is so risky to be critical, yet it is so critical to be risky. I ruminated over the idea of the college essay for countless hours, days, and nights, as I wondered how I could possibly compose a 650 word essay that would “truly encapsulate” my entire seventeen years of life. The problem is, I’m not even sure that I know myself at this point. I’ve been drafting the so-called “Most Important Piece of Writing I...

School Specific Advice

How to increase chances at my school
123 Words
The absolute key to getting accepted to Boston College lies within your CommonApp essay and your supplemental essay. Boston College will ask for your CommonApp essay as well as one supplemental (which you choose from four questions)....

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General Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
196 Words
When I applied to college as a senior in high school, I really only thought of a few things. First, what schools are the closest to my home, second, what schools are the most prestigious, and third, what schools could I see myself at. I worked very hard to make myself appear as a well-rounded, focused student, so much...
My advice about getting recommenders
201 Words
Go to someone you are CLOSE to. That is truly my only advice. It does not matter if it was your teacher freshman year, the custodian, your boss, or your guidance counselor. The key to being successful in college applications is to find someone who you believe can speak the best about who you truly are. Of course, guidance counselors...
Misconceptions I had about college before attending
173 Words
In high school, you hear stories of your friends at college and never truly know what to expect. The honest truth is, it will be absolutely nothing like you expected it to be. College is the most challenging yet stimulating period in your life to that point. You're constantly surrounded by others,...
Did you take a gap year? Tell us about your experience.
139 Words
I did not take a gap year, but I have heard relatively positive reviews regarding taking one. At my high school, it was kind of frowned upon to do so for some strange reason. However, do not feel down on yourself if...
How I made up for low grades in high school
133 Words
I never really had relatively "low" grades in high school, but there were definitely times/classes that I showed struggle and had lower grades than I was used to receiving. As far as work ethic in high school, I definitely...
How I narrowed down my essay topics
127 Words
I definitely had a hard time in high school coming up with an essay idea, and to be honest my idea came out of nowhere. Considering how abstract my essay is (it's literally a college essay about writing...
Recommended summer activities during high school and college
95 Words
Honestly, you can participate in just about any activity as long as you show some long-term or deep-seeded commitment to it. Of course, colleges want a student who is...

High School Performance

Weighted GPA
(equivalent to 3.80 unweighted)
Top 5%
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

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Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details8 classes and scores


SportsField Hockey (Recruited), Lacrosse (Recruited), Track & Field


ActivitiesStudent Council / Government, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Tutoring/Mentoring
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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