College Admissions Info

ntardiff97
ntardiff97
Drexel University ‘19
BS, Music Management, Business Administration and Management, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Drexel University Honors College 2019! Majoring in Music Industry with a Business Concentration, minoring in political science and business administration!
From: Readington , New Jersey
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Early Action, Accepted From Waitlist
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: NYU, Drexel, New School, Pace, New Haven
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2050
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1440
Highest SAT: 2050
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High School Performance

3.70
GPA
Top 25%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Yearbook, Marching Band, Junior Classical League / Latin Club, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, School Jazz / Orchestra, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Church
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College Application Essays

When I was eleven, my parents surprised me with tickets to see my favorite band ever, Coldplay. The tickets were for a luxury box where I was lumped into a cramped room with my parents and five other strangers. I'll be honest, the seats weren't the greatest. The box was almost at the top of the arena, and since the luxury box was built with a basketball arena in mind, I had a better view of the people on the...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
252 Words
One of my ultimate goals in life is to enjoy a successful career in the music industry, and I believe Lang’s resources and curriculum would help me gain the knowledge and skills I’d need to fulfill this goal. Lang's Contemporary Music program is of high interest to me; this program includes all the aspects of contemporary music I'll need to know to succeed in today's music industry. In addition, Lang's location will provide me with a wealth of...





Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
347 Words
Ever since I first dreamed of being a “rock star” in second grade, I knew I was destined for a career in the music industry. While these “rock star” aspirations may now be behind me, my current goal is to be involved in the business end of music, where I would be able to promote and market the real “rock stars” and the many aspects surrounding them. When I first found out about NYU’s Recorded Music program, I immediately...





Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
399 Words
One of my ultimate goals in life is to enjoy a successful career in the music industry, and I believe Drexel’s curriculum and resources would help me gain the knowledge and skills I’d need to fulfill this goal. Drexel’s Music Industry program is at the top of its class, and its hands-on approach to learning appeals to me greatly. Rather than sit in on a ton of lectures, I could instead gain valuable industry experience by working...







Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
519 Words
From participating in many of Central’s musical ensembles, I have gained a wealth of invaluable skills. I have learned how to keep my commitments. Especially during my freshman year, it was an enticing idea to take a day off from a rehearsal. However, I knew I made a commitment to dedicate everything to the ensembles I was part of, and skipping practice would break that commitment. These past four years, unless I had a bigger commitment, I was always...







Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
203 Words
Throughout high school, I’ve been lucky to have accomplishments in many different subject areas. Academically, I have maintained my status as an honors student, received AP Scholar recognition from the College Board, and gained membership into a few honor societies. Outside of class, I’ve earned multiple leadership positions, participated in many school clubs and activities, and got involved with community service and volunteering. My true passion is music. My life would be incomplete without the bands I’ve...





Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
660 Words
I absolutely love going to concerts. It’s something that always provided me with so much energy and joy, and so many great memories. Getting to see one of my favorite artists live with thousands of other people who have waited weeks to sing along to every word and dance to the music is one of the few things that still continues to excite me time after time. My very first concert was in 2008, when I saw Coldplay at the...









Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
1779 Words
Nikki Tardiff 1. What is your DREAM? Ever since I was five and dreamed of being a rock star, I knew the music business was where I needed to be. As I grew older and my initial rock star aspirations began to fade away, I realized I had a stronger, more specific passion when it came to music: concerts. My dream is to break into the music industry as a concert promoter. Concerts have always been exciting experiences for me, but...























Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
561 Words
Pete Wentz, the bassist/lyricist in the band Fall Out Boy, is definitely someone who has influenced my life. I’ve been listening to Fall Out Boy since I was in elementary school, so I’ve had a deep connection with the lyrics and music Pete has created for quite some time. However, Pete has also inspired me to become a better person within my chosen field, and in general. My ultimate dream in life is to have a successful...









Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
959 Words
In my time at Central, I’ve held a few major leadership positions. During my sophomore and junior years, I was a Section Editor in the yearbook staff. My senior year, I was made Editor-in-Chief of the yearbook staff, and also became the Captain of the marching band’s front ensemble. I have always tried to set a good example for the kids I lead. In yearbook club, I carry myself in a professional manner so my kids understand how...













College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
120 Words
I definitely would have applied to some more Music Industry programs, as well as some business programs at some more competitive colleges. My parents set a strict 3-hour distance limit on all the colleges I applied...





What set me apart from other applicants
65 Words
I had some real world business experience through my time running the marketing campaign for my school yearbook, and I...





What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
95 Words
Focus on the academic portion of the school. Even if you aren't sure what major you want to do yet, talk about the programs that interest you! In my...





Why I ultimately chose my school
210 Words
After being waitlisted at NYU (my first choice school, and a school I was really dreaming of getting into), I had a tough decision to make. I was also waitlisted at Northeastern, but the Music Industry program there was not as strong as I had liked, so I did not apply for the waitlist. While I originally dreamed of taking on a NYC...





Why I declined other schools
59 Words
Mostly financial/academic reasons. Drexel accepted me into the Honors College which meant I got a handsome academic...





Post-college plans
35 Words
I want to get into the world of live music, specifically...





My advice about getting recommenders
228 Words
Try to pick a teacher that knows you well. When it came time for me to choose my recommenders, I was unsure of what to do. The teachers I was closest to were all music/performing arts teachers, so they were ineligible to submit my Common App letter. Unfortunately, the one teacher I was betting on asking retired after my junior year, and I had no way of...





How I chose schools to apply to
106 Words
I looked up schools that had Music Industry programs or something similar (Entertainment Management, Music Management, Contemporary Music, etc). Then I refined that search to schools that were in a more urban...