College Admissions Info

sjoblom
Brandeis University, ‘17
BA, Computer and Information Studies, Economics, Business Administration and Management, Business Management

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Originally from Sweden, raised in California. College student passionate about business, economics, computer science, and cats.
From: Napa , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: Brandeis, Bentley, UCSC
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Swedish

Test Scores

1830
SAT
26
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1300
Highest SAT: 1830
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High School Performance

3.99
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Public
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Martial Arts
Extracurricular Activities: School Theater/Plays, World/Global Affairs Club, After School Sports Coach, Student Council / Government, Photography / Film
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College Application Essays

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...



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....







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...







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...







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,...



College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
7 Words
Social Justice...





What I’d change about my application process
29 Words
I applied to 11 schools. It was the most stressful...





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...