College Admissions Info

Vassar College, ‘19
BA, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

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From: Hebron , Kentucky
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American, White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: Fordham, NYU, Cincinnati, Vassar
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Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

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High School Performance

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High School Type: Religious
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Academic Performance in High School: Some good some bad
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Photography / Film
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College Application Essays

When I was younger, people chided me for being pessimistic. It was my sincere belief that there were no rewards to be reaped from a life here on earth. I was bored, unhappy, and apathetic. War, injustice, environmental collapse, the mean thing X said to me the other day-it all made me see the world as a tumultuous and unpleasant place. Every other year, my school promotes an international trip during spring or summer break. Jaded by my surroundings, I...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
325 Words
I'll admit that I learned about Vassar relatively late in my college search. I had already applied to some local schools, but was discontented with the mediocre academic reputation each of them had. A couple of months ago in math class, I overheard some of my classmates discussing the upcoming graduation year. One mentioned how "awful" it would be to attend a college where "you spent more time studying than partying and hanging out with you friends". On the contrary,...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
229 Words
To me, college is a four year metamorphosis in which I can focus on exploring my interests, striving to reach my highest potential, and ultimately transforming into a community, national, and even global leader. I believe NYU can supply me all the tools I need to construct a sturdy foundation on which I can rise up and conquer my goals. NYU gives me not only the greatest city in the world, but a platform which I can use to take...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
240 Words
As someone who aspires to not only improve myself, but the world, I firmly believe Marist is for me. There may be seven billion individuals on the planet, but it only takes one to better the lives of millions. In the 21st century, it's imperative to be involved in the global community. I believe Marist can assist me in laying the foundation I need to be a catalyst for world change, starting with an enriching education. By fostering creative thinking...

Additional Essay Details:
59 Words
I made sure to make specific references to qualities the schools I applied to were known for. I asked myself, "What do these schools pride themselves on?", and then elaborated on those features. I was extremely sincere, and went out of my way to convey to the admissions folks just how much I wanted to go to their school.

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
39 Words
If you have the option to go for an interview, DO IT!...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
37 Words
If you're applying to Vassar, I'm assuming you have some sort...

How to increase chances at my school
72 Words
Take as many AP Classes as you can. Really, REALLY work on your writing skills. I had grades well below the average...

Why I ultimately chose my school
100 Words
I chose Vassar because of the size, prestige, location, and emphasis on academics. The small size gives you an opportunity to connect with students and professors in a way you...