camrynstafford
camrynstafford,
Princeton ‘23
B.A., Political Science and Government
Dancer with a hardcore business mind
Features Included
4
Essays
7
Schools
7
Scores
3
Advice
11
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Dallas, Texas
GenderFemale
EthnicityBlack / African American, Native American
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Fordham University (New York, NY)
  • Indiana University - Bloomington (Bloomington, IN)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • University of Texas - Austin (Austin, TX)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
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Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)

Applied for a B.A. in Political Science and Government

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?
I have never considered the question: “Is it because I am Black?” because it often sounds like a convenient way to redirect a personal shortcoming to someone else; however, I couldn't help but wonder as I stood in the dance studio, at the ballet barre, surrounded by all of those assigned to my beginners-level ballet class, “Is it because we are all Black?” I observed the patterns, noticing that the majority of the Caucasian dancers got the parts in the...
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My dad slammed the English-Spanish dictionary down on the table, ripped open a fresh pack of crisp white index cards, handed me a ballpoint pen and told me to copy down every word in the dictionary. This is how my dad insisted that I was to learn how to read. I was only five years old, but I knew that there must be another way to learn how to read that did not involve me rewriting the entire dictionary. I...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
265 Words
Please tell us what you value most about Columbia and why. (300 words or less)
Last summer I spent six weeks at the Alvin Ailey Summer Intensive in New York City. After long days of dance classes, I managed to visit the best schools that New York has to offer. One day after I finished my hip-hop class, I put on my shoes, slung my backpack over my shoulders, and nervously rushed towards the subway that would take me to the Columbia University stop. I was nervous because it was Columbia that I was visiting....
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
349 Words
We would like to know more about your interest in NYU. We are particularly interested in knowing what motivated you to apply to NYU and more specifically, why you have applied or expressed interest in a particular campus, school, college, program, and/or area of study? If you have applied to more than one, please tell us why you are interested in each of the campuses, schools, colleges, or programs to which you have applied. You may be focused or undecided, or simply open to the options within NYU's global network; regardless, we want to understand - Why NYU? (400 word maximum)
Dance is an evolving art form, and I am an evolving human being - a dancer who changes and adapts daily. I try to keep up with the evolution that shapes the art form by being coachable and adaptable while also breaking barriers and contributing in my own way. New York University has always been a dream of mine and it is difficult to remember how exactly I came to know about NYU initially have been aware of NYU for...
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Supplemental Essay: Other
420 Words
In addition to the essay you have written for the Common Application, please write an essay of about 500 words (no more than 650 words and no fewer than 250 words). Using one of the themes below as a starting point, write about a person, event, or experience that helped you define one of your values or in some way changed how you approach the world. Please do not repeat, in full or in part, the essay you wrote for the Common Application.
1. Tell us about a person who has influenced you in a significant way.
I recall that my parents always made sure that I started at the beginning and worked my way up - from wearing the number “double zero” on my soccer jersey despite me wanting to skip straight to the number “one”, to going through all of the necessary steps before getting to hit a golf ball. I remember my father taking me and my two sisters out to the country club’s golf range and teaching us his “ten-step process” towards...
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School Specific Advice

More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
78 Words
What I believe set me apart from other applicants was that I didn't rely solely on my school's resources. I started my own...
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My advice about getting recommenders
101 Words
The spring of my junior year I started to introduce the idea of teachers writing recommendation letters for me for my college applications. The first week of school, I emailed...
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My insights about AP (Advanced Placement) courses and exams
63 Words
AP courses certainly give your an application an edge. They prove to colleges that you took challenging courses throughout...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.25
(equivalent to 4.00 unweighted)
Rank
Top 10%
 
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1330
 
SAT Score Details
 
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details5 classes and scores

Sports

SportsDance

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesAfter School Program Coordinator, Church, Dance, Math Team, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Science Club/Team, Spanish Club, Student Council / Government, Tutoring/Mentoring
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Experience & Awards

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