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Cornell ‘23
B.S., Public Health
Global and Public Health Sciences major at Cornell University
Features Included
7
Essays
5
Schools
8
Scores
3
Advice
9
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Rancho Palos Verdes, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityBlack / African American
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
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Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)

Applied for a B.S. in Public Health

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
Every time I place an order at Starbucks, I change my name. Placing an order with a new name gives me a rush of adrenaline, something to spice up my monotonous daily routine. Instead of just being Mumba, I could be anyone. In an instant I could evolve into a character from the latest book I was reading; I could be an astronaut, a celebrity, or even the president. Standing in front of both the cash register and the barista...
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Personal Statement
351 Words
Interest in fine arts
Every person has a creative side, and it can be expressed in many ways: problem solving, original and innovative thinking, and artistically, to name a few. Describe how you express your creative side.
For most of my life, I subscribed to the label "artistically challenged." I had always written myself off as not only lacking in artistic ability, but also creativity. Until I signed up for graphic design solely to fulfill my art requirement to graduate, I had always perceived artists as people who are hidden behind easels, slaving away at canvases meticulously graced by acrylic paint. My graphic design class was the last place I expected to find fascination, but as the...
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What have you done to make your school or your community a better place?
Every February, members of my community and over half of my school gather on the football field in order to participate in our annual cancer fundraiser, Walk for Life. Braving the chill of California's 67-degree winter, students, faculty, and local residents assemble to commemorate those who have lost their battles to cancer and recognize those who are still tirelessly fighting. I've participated in Walk for Life since eighth grade,and it is an experience near and dear to me, due...
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Beyond what has already been shared in your application, what do you believe makes you stand out as a strong candidate for admissions to the University of California?
Every time I place an order at Starbucks, I change my name. Instead of just being Mumba, I could be anyone. In an instant I could evolve into a character from the latest book I was reading; I could be an astronaut, a celebrity, or even the president. As I waited in line one afternoon, contemplating who I wanted to be that day, I started to question why I was so eager to change my name. Why waste time meticulously...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
661 Words
How have your experiences influenced your decision to apply to the College of Human Ecology. How will your choice of major impact your goals and plans for the future?” (Please limit your response to 650 words.)
When I was two years old, I contracted malaria while living in Zambia. Through the subsequent years I lived in the United States, I became increasingly aware of exactly how rare and uncommon contracting malaria is in developed nations compared to in underdeveloped countries. From this understanding stemmed my fascination with healthcare in different countries across the globe. How is healthcare approached in nations such as Cambodia, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and Tanzania? I found myself becoming more and more captivated...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
218 Words
When you choose a college, you will join a new community of people who have different backgrounds, experiences, and stories. What is it about your background, your experiences, or your story, that will enrich Boston College’s community?
When I was two years old, I contracted malaria while living in Zambia. Throughout the subsequent years that I lived in the United States, I became increasingly aware of how uncommon contracting malaria is in developed nations. My fascination with healthcare in different countries across the globe stemmed from this newfound understanding. I became interested in how healthcare is approached in vastly differing nations such as Cambodia, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and Tanzania. I found myself becoming more and more engaged...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
245 Words
What about being a student at Boston University most excites you?
Boston University’s Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences will provide me with the academic tools necessary to pursue a career in global health. The Health Science major, accompanied by extensive research opportunities will allow me to familiarize myself with the complex and multifaceted field of health. The Global Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) seminar perfectly aligns with my career goal of working at WHO. In addition to the major, the minor in Public Health will enable...
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Supplemental Essay: Extracurricular activity
117 Words
If you could only do one of the activities you have listed in the Activities section of your Common Application, which one would you keep doing? Why?
Throughout my four years of high school, I have chosen to spend a couple weekends every month competing in Model United Nations conferences. Spending my Saturdays cooped up in a classroom with 40 other high school students may sound like torture to some, but to me, giving up a portion of my weekend to . Working with others to build solutions to the world’s problems has lead me to think more about my place in the world, and what I can...
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Supplemental Essay: Other
251 Words
Everyone belongs to many different communities and/or groups defined by (among other things) shared geography, religion, ethnicity, income, cuisine, interest, race, ideology, or intellectual heritage. Choose one of the communities to which you belong, and describe that community and your place within it.
From jocks to robotics nerds to dancers, my group of friends is comprised of individuals who, on the surface, seem to have nothing in common. Surrounded by a school environment that is primarily composed of cliques identified mainly by race, my friends and I are quite the anomaly. From brown skin to blue eyes, we form a spectrum of different races, cultures, and colors. While these may seem to be factors that drive us apart, our differences are what brought...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
542 Words
Describe the unique qualities that attract you to the specific undergraduate College or School (including preferred admission and dual degree programs) to which you are applying at the University of Michigan. How would that curriculum support your interests?
When I was two years old, I contracted malaria while living in Zambia. Throughout the subsequent years that I lived in the United States, I became increasingly aware of how uncommon contracting malaria is in developed nations. My fascination with healthcare in different countries across the globe stemmed from this newfound understanding. I became interested in how healthcare is approached in vastly differing nations such as Cambodia, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and Tanzania. I found myself becoming more and more engaged...
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School Specific Advice

More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
13 Words
Try and make your...
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How I made up for low grades in high school
12 Words
Explain your situation to...
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My advice about getting recommenders
57 Words
Ask them as early as possible (some teachers only write a certain number of rec letters a...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.60
(equivalent to 3.75 unweighted)
Rank
Top 10%
 
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Low one semester/year

Test Scores

Highest ACT
32
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details8 classes and scores

Sports

SportsLacrosse

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesModel Congress / Model UN, French Club, Computer / Technology Volunteer, Church, Hospital Volunteer, Political Campaign, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, National Honor Society, Student Council / Government
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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