College Admissions Info

Vassar College, ‘19
BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: Vassar
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1410
Highest SAT: 2000
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 25%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Drama Production Crew
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College Application Essays

Have you ever wondered why we are afraid of the dark? It’s not really the dark that people are scared of, it’s that they are uncertain about what lies in the dark, and that which is uncertain people fear. I have lived in many places and have traveled to many more, yet wherever I am, I have seen the same fear of uncertainty and because of that, change. I have lived a life characterized by frequent change and...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
321 Words
I don’t remember the first time I heard the word “Vassar.” Most likely, I wasn't able to reach the kitchen counter and was quite possibly still walking around with a poop-catching device strapped to me. My mother has talked about Vassar since as early as I can remember, if not in reference to her past, then in talk about my future. While I was never expected to go here, it was always some sort of benchmark for wherever I...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
422 Words
One night, two autumns ago, my Boy Scout troop was hiking a mountain range in Northern California. We had reached the top of a mountain and were let loose to explore. I walked out on my own and came across a cliff overlooking the way we had come. I sat down on the cliff and looked off into the fading twilight, watching the deep orange sky as the sun set upon the world. I looked down and saw the crests...

Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
943 Words
My name is Justas ------- Rodarte. I was born on ------- a small island off the coast of Japan in the East China Sea. I am what some folks call a military brat, and in this case I'm the son of a writer and an aerospace engineer. My family moved back and forth across the country multiple times during my childhood. I am an Eagle Scout, a Full IB Student, and a National Hispanic Scholar. And since I was born,...

Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
468 Words
If we did an online search of you 10 years from now, what would it say you had accomplished in your life and career? What else would the search reveal about you? Considering my past, trying to predict the future for myself is even harder than normal. Throughout my life, my path has been centered around change, and as such my future has always been quite unpredictable. For the last four years I have lived in Northern California, however, I have ...

College Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
189 Words
Go to whatever teachers you think are good at writing, not always those who like you best or who students get along with best. Sometimes, possibly most of the time, the friendliest teachers are not the best writers and what you want is someone who will write in a way that makes the admin officers sit up...

How to increase chances at my school
82 Words
This works for basically any school, but liberal arts schools, and small ones at that, most of all. Be unique even if it means coming...