College Admissions Info

University of Kansas, ‘18
BS, History, Astronomy and Astrophysics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Overland Park
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: Yale, Amherst, Reed, Brown, Bowdoin, Kansas
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
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Academic Decathlon, Marching Band, National Honor Society, School Band, School Jazz / Orchestra, Spanish Club, Philosophy Club
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College Application Essays

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
502 Words
In a place hidden from the rush of Kansas City, a nestled suburbia lays and the road dwindles away to a neighborhood that stretches for miles. Houses line the streets, each a pale replica of the next. Children laugh with their mothers who smile from the doorways and the breeze rustles perfectly manicured bushes. My school sits on the border, where lazy acres turn to highway and the organic shops give way to hardy gas stations. Students chatter through the...

College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
181 Words
To be quite honest, applying to universities is about creating a profile of yourself and then advertising. Your profile thus must be exciting, original, and most importantly, intriguing enough that an admissions officer can pick you out of every other application. It is not about being perfect, about having the perfect SAT/ACT score,...

Why I declined other schools
123 Words
I was accepted to Yale, Reed College, Amherst, and a few other schools (though not as flashy as those). However as you have noticed, I am attending the University of Kansas. What it ultimately came down to...