College Admissions Info

University of Florida, ‘17
BS, Philosophy, Philosophy Studies, Religion, Conservation and Environmental Studies, Environmental Studies, Sustainability Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

University of Florida, Junior
From: Parkland , Florida
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents, Grandparent
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Florida, FSU, UCF
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Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1370
Highest SAT: 1940
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High School Performance

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Top 5%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: American Cancer Society, Chess, Debate Club/Team
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College Application Essays

Heads up, dear reader: This is one of many many many personal statements I wrote while applying to college. It's just the commonapp one, but most schools I applied to actually weren't common app. Regardless, this is the most basic and introductory type of personal statement I wrote when applying to most schools. Prior to his assassination on November 22nd, 1963, John Fitzgerald Kennedy noted, “leadership and learning are indispensible to each other.” With hopes of following in his footsteps of...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
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“America has only three cities: New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans. Everywhere else is Cleveland.” ― Tennessee Williams My Mother was born and raised in Cleveland. Well, a small town a few miles south of Cleveland. But whenever we go up there as a family we usually go into the city. It’s actually funny, they live in a “buffer zone” between African Americans and Amish folk. It’d make for a fantastic 80’s sitcom. In fact, my first little ...

Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
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I was defaulted into Judaism the second I was born. 7 Days later, the Mohel sealed the deal. Over the nation, South Florida is notorious for its Jewish communities. I went to a Temple for pre-school, where I was fervently enveloped in the tales provided to me from my teachers. This inability for me to recognize that I was part of something unique was nurtured years beyond pre-school. I visit Ohio about once a year to see family. They live in...

Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
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If you had the opportunity to have a conversation with an important figure, either contemporary or historical, whom would you choose? Why? There were two colonies established prior to the notorious “Lost Colony at Roanoke.” The first was primarily exploratory. Sir Walter Raleigh sent over about 25 crewmembers to learn about the land. They actually brought two natives back to England, who informed him about the land, the cultures present, and things of that nature. The second expedition was sent with...

Supplemental Essay: Using a metaphor
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Message in a Bottle To Whom It May Concern, If your poor soul is reading this, you've received my message in a bottle. But fret not my friend, for I too was once in your position. The piece of advice I'm about to impart to you is invaluable, and is essential to your survival. If you're reading this, I know one thing is for certain: you're not dead. Congratulations, you've passed. You've protected yourself against the harshest of elements, found...

Additional Essay Details:
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As you can see, my essays do one of two things: make their reader chuckle, or feel sad. One of the lessons a mentor taught me during this experience is "make 'em laugh or make 'em cry; if you neither, your essay is just like one of the thousands they'll have to read that day." That's my philosophy during this process.

College Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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Greek life and...

My favorite course thus far, and why
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Psychology of Sustainability!...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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Easy-going, insightful,...

How I chose schools to apply to
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Accessibility, price,...