College Admissions Info

jkaplan
jkaplan
Barnard College ‘19
BA, History

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hi! I'm an Early Decision admit to Barnard College. I'm planning on majoring in history with a minor in computer science, as well as continuing to focus on social justice and feminism.
From: Brookline , Massachusetts
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 1 school
Accepted At: Barnard
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2050
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1440
Highest SAT: 2050
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High School Performance

3.79
GPA
N/A
Rank
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Field Hockey
Extracurricular Activities: School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

In middle school drama was a key part of my identity. The plays were fun, but what I prized most of all was the casual camaraderie of being backstage. Hands were sticky with fruit roll-ups, over-sugared kids were running around screaming their lines backstage, and the physical comedians were pretending to fight each other. It was heaven. When I arrived at the high school I eagerly walked up to every single audition list and put my name down, ready to...











Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
18 Words
Wrote about my town and privilege in contrast with the experience that I could have at the school

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
30 Words
Had to choose a woman in history I would go to lunch with; I wrote about Nora Ephron. I focused on why her work and personality drew me to her.

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
43 Words
Had to write about a time I "majored in unafraid." I wrote about the time my sister suffered from a seizure after going off of her epilepsy medication, and how I had to support her and assure her that she would be alright.

Additional Essay Details:
283 Words
For my personal statement, I wrote conversationally and honestly, hopefully allowing my personal voice to shine through. I wrote about my failure to participate/get into drama at my high school, and how this led me to pursue journalism. I discussed the community that I found in journalism, which I didn't have in drama, and how that really allowed me to thrive in high school. I also discussed ascending to leadership within the newspaper and how I was scared, but...





College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
8 Words
Would discuss...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
15 Words
Why I chose an all-woman's...





How I chose schools to apply to
17 Words
Long and hard decision process;...