College Admissions Info

Lafayette College, ‘19
BS, Biological Engineering, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

International Student from Ghana, West Africa
From: Accra , Pennsylvania , Ghana
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: No
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: Bucknell, Lafayette, Lehigh, NYU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Akan, French

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1440
Highest SAT: 2060
SAT Prep:
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 5%
High School Type: International
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Academic Performance in High School: Some good some bad

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: After School Program Coordinator, Charity Drive Organizing, Dance, Prom Committee, Model Congress / Model UN, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Science Club/Team, Tutoring/Mentoring, Student Council / Government, World/Global Affairs Club
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Creative personal story
663 Words
Living From Leaf to Leaf Last week, I dodged bullets while karate chopping an evil villain to submission; I duelled with pirates and discovered El Dorado; Finally, I mixed paint for Michelangelo and tightened a screw on Trojan Horse– there’s no place I am more content than within pages of a book. I wouldn’t label my reading books as a hobby, more like a lifestyle, borderline an obsession. As a child I was rather like a druggie, living...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
415 Words
What can you offer NYU and what can NYU offer you? I am a city girl through and through- I deftly navigate through the imposing high rises in the urban jungle, skilfully ignore the tempting allure of numerous stores and boutiques, agilely glide through the shoulder bumping throng of pedestrian traffic and my senses come to life with the cacophony of toots from cars in gridlock. With study centres in 14 cities, NYU has achieved the ultimate form of feng shui...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
309 Words
Why Columbia? Sure he was travelling with two other representatives of prestigious universities, but the Columbia admissions officer stood out the most. Maybe it was his snazzy outfit, his poise and aura, this debonair air he carried about him but no, that wasn’t it. When he spoke, it was clear, crisp, eloquent and articulate and one couldn’t help but cast aside prejudices and listen. Most memorable was the Core Curriculum. Like the great philosophers Socrates, Aristotle and Plato,...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
534 Words
Biomed at John Hokins and Why. Every day I see him. He is neither here nor there, sometimes on the island separating the dual carriage way, at times on the sidewalk. He is sitting on a sizeable piece of a wooden sign board, propped up by wheels of dissimilar size most probably scourged from the remains of little boys’ toy cars. When the light turns red, he wheels himself onto the road, weaving through the cars trapped in gridlock. You...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
213 Words
Why Biomed at Bucknell? My favourite cartoon was Dexter’s Lab; about a boy genius with a secret laboratory where he conducted mind blowing experiments but much to his chagrin, his sister, Dee-Dee, always came along to literally blow up his plans. As I grew older, my interests shifted from cartoons to scouring science journals for the latest breakthroughs in science and technology. With reaches in nanotechnology, prosthetics and neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering is an opportunity to give people the chance...

Additional Essay Details:
31 Words
The trick with essays is to read as many as you can. Not for inspiration or insight but just to make sure that your essay is like none ever read before

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
5 Words
Get more...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
8 Words
Never, all...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
51 Words
Small liberal arts colleges give opportunities that other national universities are not even close to...

What set me apart from other applicants
74 Words
First I'm an international student, not from Europe or Asia, I'm from Ghana in West Africa. Secondly I must admit that...

Why I declined other schools
5 Words
Frankly, not...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
42 Words
Right in the middle of New York city and Philadelphia, an hour...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
69 Words
I took a $5000 loan per year from the schools fund itself. I realize that loans from the school itself are a...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
41 Words
Don't write about the school, write about the people in the school,...

My advice about getting recommenders
44 Words
Even if you didn't do great in his class, choose a teacher who...