College Admissions Info

Pomona College, ‘18
BA, Language Studies and Linguistics

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • 6 advice topics

Student Background

Linguistics Major who wants to save the world
From: Kansas City , Missouri
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 4 schools
Accepted At: Pomona
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1450
Highest SAT: 2080
Highest ACT:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Marching Band, School Band, National Honor Society, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Community Cleanup / Service, Gay/Straight Alliance, Tutoring/Mentoring, Church
How Spent Summers:
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College Application Essays

None Reported

College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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If your school offers classes during the summer, take them so you can get as far ahead as possible. Build up your brain, it’s the most important muscle you’ll ever have. That being said, keep yourself busy – don’t just sit at home and watch Netflix the whole break. Work out, even if it’s just going for a swim once or twice a week. It’s better if you can hit the gym a few times a week, but stay active in whatever way works best for your schedule. If you’re part of a fall sport,...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
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Always apply for every scholarship you can, even if you just barely qualify or you aren't sure if you'll end up needing...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
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Pomona College is 35 miles east of Los Angeles, which means you can take a train and be in downtown LA in about an hour. It also means the beach isn't as close as you want...

My favorite course thus far, and why
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Because Pomona is part of the Claremont Consortium, students can take classes at any of the other four schools. The best class I've taken so far was at Harvey Mudd, called Approaches to Leadership, and it was taught...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
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It is a much closer community than I would have imagined. With only 1,600 students on campus and 7,700 students...

How I chose schools to apply to
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I looked for schools where I would get the best application possible, and for...