College Admissions Info

Vandygal1234
Vanderbilt University, ‘18
BS, Organizational Behavior Studies, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Minneapolis
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 4 schools
Accepted At: Vanderbilt, U of Minnesota, St. Thomas
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

34
ACT
SAT IIs:
Highest ACT:
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High School Performance

3.99
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Golf, Softball
Extracurricular Activities: Student Activities Committee, Student Council / Government, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, School Jazz / Orchestra, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, National Honor Society, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Library Volunteer, Homecoming committee, Prom Committee, Church, Choir, Spanish Club
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Place you’re content
416 Words
Books and stories have always played an important role in my life and it all started with a simple line: “Once upon a time, there was a green turtle named Sherlock and a brown owl named Watson.” Those words would commence my favorite part of the day: story time. When I was very young, my dad began stealing the plots of famous stories to create Sherlock Stories. He created an adventure that could wrap me up tight for the night...







College Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
64 Words
My favorite course thus far has been English 118w: Introduction to Literary and Cultural Analysis. It really depends what...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
64 Words
Volunteer! It is so rewarding and it looks great on your application. Pick something that you're really interested in--for...





Post-college plans
53 Words
I intend to either attend law school or head into the business world, depending on where...





How to increase chances at my school
99 Words
Test scores and GPA are really important. GPA is hard to fix after a certain point, but if you can bump up your ACT/SAT, it can really help. Also,...





My advice about getting recommenders
38 Words
Ask teachers that know you well and that you succeed in...





What I’d change about my application process
40 Words
I wrote my college essay my junior year for a writing class,...





What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
59 Words
There pretty decent grade deflation and you will have to work much harder than you did in high...





Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
88 Words
Greek life. Vanderbilt attempts to deflate the number of students involved in greek life by tabulating the numbers in the fall (freshmen rush in the spring),...





5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Rich. Intelligent....





Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
81 Words
I did not use a private counselor, because my family did not have the money for that type of thing. In some ways, I...





Why I declined other schools
70 Words
I fell in love with Vanderbilt (and I was admitted Early Decision, which forces me to decline other schools). I was...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
95 Words
I live in the north where the winters are brutal. Nashville, on the other hand, has mild winters and, aside from some rainy days, spectacular weather. The campus itself...





Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
169 Words
Vanderbilt offers three full tuition scholarships, and they pretty much never award these to Early Decision applicants. Besides that, they do not really offer many scholarships, so you're on your own for those. I made sure to search around my community to find some scholarships so I didn't have to take...





How I chose schools to apply to
119 Words
I applied to Vanderbilt ED because of their fantastic financial aid program and their status as a top 20 university (which is somewhat pretentious, but it's worth the connections that come with the name.) I applied to...





How to approach transferring schools
112 Words
While I am not transferring schools, I have known friends either transferring into Vanderbilt. out of Vanderbilt, or between two schools separate from Vanderbilt. This is a decision one cannot take lightly and it...





Why I declined other schools
16 Words
Early Decision requires that the...





My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
28 Words
It's difficult to get involved in some of...