College Admissions Info

Maria del Mar Ferrey Maria del Mar Ferrey
Maria del Mar
Vassar College, ‘19
BA, Economics, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

My name is Maria del Mar Ferrey and I am from Nicaragua.
From: Managua
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: ColoradoC, Vassar, Mercyhurst U, Brandeis, Furman
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish, English

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1340
Highest SAT: 1890
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

None reported Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Place you’re content
226 Words
The best hand-me-down I ever received was my bedroom. I inherited it from my oldest sister who is seventeen years older than I am. Since then, my room has become a vessel for my passions. There I discovered my intellectual curiosity as I researched a myriad of topics on the internet. My room is also my safe haven, a place where I can be afraid and still be safe. My bedroom is the place where I feel most content because...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
40 Words
In this essay, I mentioned how the college was what I was looking for. In order to avoid being vague, I provided examples like study abroad opportunities, special programs, professors/classes I would like to take, traditions, academic programs etc.

Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
69 Words
As an international student ... I will contribute to the campus’ cultural exchange. I am from Nicaragua, a country with a long history of political turmoil but also a culturally rich, pluriethnic and plurilinguistic nation. (...) I would express an additional political, social and cultural perspective inside and outside the classroom and I would offer a different outlook on various political accounts from the point of view of a developing country.

College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
3 Words

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
25 Words
Research the school you are applying to. Find...

My advice about getting recommenders
26 Words
Ask letters of recommendation from teachers that know...

How I chose schools to apply to
32 Words
Each one of you will be searching for something different...