College Admissions Info

Northwestern University, ‘18
BS, Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Journalism

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Just a rising sophomore STILL trying to figure out the crazy world around me. Abandon everything high school taught you about the admissions process and remember there are literally no rules - anything goes when you're trying to sell yourself to colleges!
From: Cleveland , Ohio
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 12 schools
Accepted At: Northwestern, Kent State, William & Mary, Miami OH, Richmond, Emerson, Kenyon, Case
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Highest ACT:
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 10%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Softball (Recruited), Soccer, Gymnastics
Extracurricular Activities: Marching Band, Volunteer Coach, Athletics Organization, Broadcast Journalism / Media / Television, School Band
How Spent Summers:
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College Application Essays

“And! It’s perfect!!” I looked up just in time to see my friend Gwendolyn throw her paint brush on the workbench. Her painted wooden cat smiled at me with a perfectly brushed-on, slightly upturned mouth. Gwen had carefully chosen a creamy shade of white for its fur, a piercing black for its eyes, and a light pink for its lips and nose. Though I knew she was only exaggerating when she called it “perfect,” her...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
259 Words
I’m the kind of person for whom words come easily. Writing is like breathing to me, no matter what kind it is. I write to please, educate, influence, convey, and entertain. I don’t shy away from any certain topic, and I relish the choices I must make with each word I use to tell a story. When I write, I take advantage of the spontaneity of creativity, propelling myself across the words and never slowing down. I embrace...

College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
13 Words
Northwestern students are: incredibly...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
72 Words
Whatever you do, make sure you show your passionate and quirky side. NU students all have SOMETHING that excites them and...

My advice about getting recommenders
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When you ask a teacher for a recommendation, don't say, "Can you please write my letter of rec?" Instead, try saying, "Would you be able to write a good/compelling letter of rec for me?" Not many teachers will say no to a student asking for a letter...