sjoblom,
Brandeis ‘17
B.A., Computer and Information Studies, , Economics, , Business Administration and Management, , Business Management
Originally from Sweden, raised in California. College student passionate about business, economics, computer science, and cats.
Features Included
5
Essays
12
Schools
4
Scores
3
Advice
6
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Napa, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Swedish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Brandeis University (Waltham, MA)
  • Bentley University (Waltham, MA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)
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Brandeis University (Waltham, MA)

Applied for a B.A. in Computer and Information Studies

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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The only time I’ve seen my father cry was in the backseat of a Taxi cab in Dongguan, China. My father is the kind of man who leaves for month long business trips only to return to his office rather than his home. He’s the man with a firm grin on his face and a stubborn mind that won’t take no for an answer. He’s taught me courage, leadership, responsibility, and confidence. My dad is the...
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Supplemental Essay Strong beliefs/principles
462 Words
Ben Franklin once said, 'All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.’ I move. I have always been someone who refuses to stand still, both figuratively and literally. I refrain from remaining unchanged for a long period of time because I believe that life is what you make of it. It is up to you to be an ever-changing force that continues to develop as you move through life....
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Supplemental Essay Amusing anecdote
386 Words
Did you know that there is no historical proof that Vikings had horns on their helmets? This is just a popularized image of Vikings as pillaging warriors. Yes, some tribes definitely traveled around and terrorized villages, but most of the Viking people were peaceful farmers and traders. They were excellent sailors and navigators. Their crafting was both practical and beautiful. They had stories woven with Nordic mythology and they explored the world with skill. This is my heritage. I grew...
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Supplemental Essay Issue of personal significance
436 Words
I cannot begin to list the innumerous amounts of times that someone has reacted with surprise or shock when I tell them that I am a third degree black belt in martial arts. Perhaps they were not expecting that the over-achieving, innocent, Swedish girl was actually quite exceptional in defending herself against attackers. Regardless, my karate is something that I see as a lifestyle, not a typical achievement that I would put down on a piece of paper. It has...
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Supplemental Essay Scholarship application
144 Words
When I was little, I was told that I couldn't be President because I was born in Sweden. As I grew up, I was told that I couldn't help this country because I was one simple person in California. My goal for the future is to be a corporate executive, not so that I can boast and gloat about the money I make, but so that I can change America. I’m going to college to educate myself in business,...
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General Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
7 Words
Social Justice...
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What I’d change about my application process
29 Words
I applied to 11 schools. It was the most stressful...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
53 Words
I ended up taking out a lot of loans for my undergraduate education, unfortunately. My advice...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.99
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
26
 
ACT Score Details
 
Highest SAT
1830
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1300
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

SportsMartial Arts

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSchool Theater/Plays, World/Global Affairs Club, After School Sports Coach, Student Council / Government, Photography / Film
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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