College Admissions Info

MelitaRenee
MelitaRenee
Princeton University ‘20
BA, International Relations and National Security Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I've grown up in East Tennessee but I can't wait to live in New Jersey. Although I was accepted to Princeton Early Action for class of 2019, I will be first taking a gap year to study abroad in China and then joining Princeton class of 2020!
From: Knoxville , Tennessee
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 2 schools
Accepted At: Princeton, Tennessee
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

2080
SAT
31
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1450
Highest SAT: 2080
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High School Performance

4.30
GPA
Top 5%
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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Church, Dance, Model Congress / Model UN, National Honor Society, Philosophy Club, Political Campaign, School theater/plays, Student Council / Government, Tutoring/Mentoring, Science Club/Team
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Transition to adulthood
643 Words
I have grown up in the world of performing arts- a world of communicating emotions and conveying messages. From a young age I have been immersed in the innovative environments of theatre and dance, from performing in musicals at our local playhouse to participating in my ballet company's production of The Nutcracker. Through these various endeavors I have learned much about myself, but it was not until recently that I learned, through dance, something about the world in which I...









Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
626 Words
Using a favorite quotation from an essay or book you have read in the last three years as a starting point, tell us about an event or experience that helped you define one of your values or changed how you approach the world. Please write the quotation, title and author at the beginning of your essay. "But I tried though," he says. "Goddammit, I sure as hell did that much, now, didn't I?"- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest...









Additional Essay Details:
558 Words
"But I tried though," he says. "Goddammit, I sure as hell did that much, now, didn't I?"- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey When reading the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, I found myself enthralled by the Combine, the machine-like imagery conveying the idea that the collective unconscious of humanity ultimately determines social normality and creates a system of conformity for individuals who do not naturally succumb to the persona that all members of...









College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
635 Words
So I must say that at first I was extremely surprised about getting in (as is everyone I guess), but also everyone around me seemed surprised as well. At my school, students are taught to believe that in order to get into an Ivy League or any other top tier college you most certainly must have a 2400 on your SAT, a 36 on your ACT, be an INTEL ISEF winner, and cure cancer…..I have not come close to doing any of those things. In fact my test scores were quite low compared to most of my friends and definitely compared...











Why I ultimately chose my school
23 Words
There is no end to the positives...





How to increase chances at my school
185 Words
So I know this is something that you have probably heard a million times and will hear a million more times, but make sure that your activities and application reflect your personality. It’s so important that an application reader is able to tell what your interests are and that you have pursued your interests academically...