College Admissions Info

Barnard College, ‘19
BA, Film and Video Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am attending Barnard next year, in New York.
From: Los Angeles , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: Bard, Barnard, Skidmore, Oberlin
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1290
Highest SAT: 1800
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
High School Type: Other Private
Academic Performance in High School: Some good some bad
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving
Extracurricular Activities: School Theater/Plays
How Spent Summers:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Creative personal story
664 Words
ATTENTION, MAGICAL THINKERS: Do you suffer from magical thinking? Have you ever felt crazy for believing in things that cannot be proven? Have you ever felt a strong connection to a person, place, spirit, or abstract idea, and acted on that intuitive feeling? Well, you're in luck, because you're not alone. I have been a magical thinker my whole life, believing this world has no limits. At five years old, I knew I could fly; I believed the time between...

Supplemental Essay: Using a metaphor
255 Words
When standing in front of a director who might cast you in her next production as a guitar-playing, country-singing girl, would you mention that you had never picked up a guitar in your life? I didn't. "Are you comfortable with a guitar?" she asked. At this moment I should've said no. I would have saved myself dozens of nights filled with tears and hopeless youtube searches. Days of eating lunch alone in a bathroom stall after my peers had laughed...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
251 Words
My dream college is a place of expansive knowledge, constant discovery, and historical exploration. As a lover of screenwriting, comedy, journalism, and theater, I am fascinated to learn about each category's history. I strive for the to intertwine my knowledge of each particular subject's past into my present demonstration of them is what I strive for. The Barnard course catalog for the film studies department is mouth-watering to me. Having the ability to not only take a Cinema History class...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
248 Words
1959. In jeans and an Obama t-shirt, I sat before her, clasping my sweaty palms together and frantically tapping my foot against her rug. She couldn't help but question my motives. "I'm here to warn you about the global impact you're about to make," I proclaimed. "You have the wrong person," she retorted. "Ruth Handler?" Her eyes sprung open and stared at me with unfiltered wonderment. "You're about to release a doll you think will empower female youth to envision independent...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
341 Words
My greatest fear in life was that I would grow up too fast and lose sight of my childhood. When my parents split up, I was well beyond my ten years of age. I had already begun working, doing every odd job my neighbors and schoolmates' parents would give me. I babysat, dog-sat, house-sat, and watered neighbors plants before I realized most succulents didn't need watering. I charged anywhere between three to ten dollars an hour for my array of...

College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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involved, interested,...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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What I’d change about my application process
20 Words
Not worrying so much about honors...

My advice about getting recommenders
13 Words
Get people you have...

What set me apart from other applicants
14 Words
I showed who I...