College Admissions Info

Washington University in St. Louis, ‘18
BA, Political Science and Government, Marketing

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Vanderbilt student transferring to Wash U in St. Louis, set to start this fall. Interested in political science and art history.
From: St. Louis
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision, Transfer
Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: Rhodes, Emory, Wesleyan, GWU, Vanderbilt, WashU, Northwestern, Loyola U Chicago, Brown
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1560
Highest SAT: 2310
Highest ACT:
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis, Field Hockey (Recruited), Soccer
Extracurricular Activities: Equestrian, Student Council / Government, Yearbook, Admissions or Post-Acceptance Committee
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work:
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College Application Essays

I felt my stomach drop into my heels when my horse starkly refused the first jump. We circled back to it and she refused again. Another circle and….and another refusal. As my trainers, parents, and co-workers watched, my horse and I failed even to begin the difficult course. I went at it a fourth time and, steeling my leg against the unruly pony, I forced her over the red and white flowers and then over the next seven festively...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
394 Words
I visited Washington, D.C. for the first time when I was about seven years old and I remember visiting attractions like the Lincoln memorial and loving the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History especially. Although my family only stayed for a week and it was a while ago when we visited, something about D.C. stuck with me, whether it was the beauty of the cherry trees or the feeling of purpose that seemed to radiate off of the people...

Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
437 Words
When I was young, my mother used to read me bedtime stories, as many mothers do. But instead of the typical Three Little Pigs or Princess Bride, my mom would read me the legend of Hercules and his heroic tasks or the epic battle of Perseus versus Medusa, the evil snake-haired Gorgon. These stories entertained me as a child, but now I realize they also taught me life lessons. The story of Arachne taught me respect, and to not be...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
419 Words
Emory University in Atlanta Talk about your extracurriculars: I would like to continue to play tennis for recreation and field hockey competitively on a club team. I am a leader on both my tennis and my field hockey team, and that is a quality that I infuse into every activity I do. I have been a member of my school’s Social Justice club for the past two years and it is an interest that I want to continue in...

Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
506 Words
Putting Baby in the Corner I am the youngest of two with a sister who is now in her sophomore year of college. As the baby of the family, I always felt a little second-child syndrome from my parents, i.e. they remember Catherine’s first word but mine was “um….mama?”. They have albums and albums of photographs of Catherine, but just a handful of pictures of baby me, sitting in a high chair or playing with my Fisher-Price...

College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
39 Words
At Vanderbilt, I would say students were competitive, exclusive, apathetic, social climbing,...

How to approach transferring schools
120 Words
As a transfer, I had to go with my gut. I wallowed about the decision and leaving my friends and my foundation, but I had already made my decision, I was just scared to take the...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
122 Words
I would highly recommend taking a college course if you can, whether it be a high school program on a college campus or doing what I did and just enrolling in a school's summer school program. My...

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
107 Words
Sometimes all it takes is a letter or email to the right admissions counselor saying that that school is your dream school and you want to go there so badly, which could...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
264 Words
I interviewed with Brown, Yale, Wesleyan, and Vanderbilt and honestly I think the interviews are more for the applicant than they are for the school. Come prepared with questions that you didn't get the answer to or were too shy to ask on the tour because you will get good answers. I was accepted into 3 out of the 4 I interviewed with, but I can't imagine it made much of a difference, so don't stress too much about interviews. They...