College Admissions Info

Wellesley College, ‘19
Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision, Early Action
Applied To: 2 schools
Accepted At: Wellesley, UMass
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Haitian Creole, Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1250
Highest SAT: 1740
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ACT Prep:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Dance, Debate Club/Team, Model Congress / Model UN, National Honor Society, Diversity Committee / Minority Initiative
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College Application Essays

"White girl," he whispered under his breath, thinking I couldn’t hear. In fifth grade my classmate asked me which book report style I had chosen. Because I had opted to write the longer piece, I was a "white girl." But what did this mean? My skin was clearly black. When I asked, my childhood friend, she shrugged it off and said, "Maybe you should be more where's your attitude?" My classmates uttered these comments innocently enough, however...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
278 Words
C. Alumna and writer Anna Quindlen says that she “majored in unafraid” at Barnard. Tell us about a time when you majored in unafraid. (250 word limit) I’m afraid of insects with wings, large dogs, heights, falling, standardized tests, and roller coasters. While there are many more things that give me goosebumps, the only thing I feared more before the summer of 2014 was failure. In June, I ventured to San Pedro, Guatemala for three weeks on a community service trip....

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
248 Words
A. What factors influenced your decision to apply to Barnard College and why do you think the College would be a good match for you? (250 word limit) As a young woman still searching to discover her own purpose in the world, I believe that much of my growth starts with stepping out of the comfort of my cultural sphere even though it may be scary. I think that Barnard would be the perfect fit for me because through my own...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
259 Words
B. Pick one woman in history or fiction to converse with for an hour and explain your choice. What would you talk about? (250 word limit) As a result of European standards, black hair has been a subject of debate among women of color for centuries. For this reason, if given the chance I would love to converse with Madame CJ Walker who was an entrepreneur who revolutionized how black women view and manage their hair. Madame CJ Walker created hair...

College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
108 Words
When applying to schools, these are the things I considered: -Money: Is this school affordable? How much is too much for my family to pay? How many loans to I...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
9 Words
-Driven -Ambitious...

What I’d change about my application process
34 Words
I would definitely have more fun during my college process...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
52 Words
I did not use a private admissions counselor. My high school was pretty small and therefore...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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