Columbia Chicago ‘19
B.A., Acting
I graduated from an arts magnet school and am attending Columbia College Chicago in the fall. I am passionate and experienced in theatre and creative writing, having achieved several national rankings. I'm compassionate and love social change.
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Hometown Charleston, South Carolina
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • Barnard College (New York, NY)
  • Pace University (New York, NY)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
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Columbia College Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Applied for a B.A. in Acting

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

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Not everything can be approached in terms of patterns or rationalism. Logically, I know that. Maybe it was the book I read at age seven about handling sadness that discouraged me from being emotive, or maybe it was my nature, but I was neglectful of my emotions. I spent all of my time in my mind, devoid of self-esteem and afraid of feeling weak. Not to imply that I was or am frigid. On the contrary, I am passionate. Social...
Supplemental Essay Diversity statement
256 Words
“Coming out” is daunting. “Coming out” as asexual seems oxymoronic. What can it be called when I am coming clean about my sexuality, yet I am not sexually attracted to anyone? I don’t think my parents ever expected me to come out to them in a “let’s-sit-down-I have-something-to-tell-you” situation. It was the numb, perpetual witching hour of a Sunday night. My parents and I sat in the living room, me perched uncomfortably in a wooden chair with a...
Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
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There is a misconception that femininity is equated with shallowness. Gypsy Rose Lee fully embraced femininity and intellectual victory, and while she changed the public perception of burlesque, she preserved a very intimate part of herself. As someone career oriented, I appreciate a self-made woman. Before she was Gypsy, she was Rose Hovick. She embraced her independence while rising above the constraints of her art. Gypsy did not allow herself to be objectified, as her strip routine included continuous intellectual...
Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
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Two years ago I read Uta Hagen’s book Respect for Acting. Recently rereading it, I noticed a striking quote I had underlined: “To maintain one’s ideals in ignorance is easy; to maintain them with the full realization of the existing circumstances is not.” Because I fully believe that humans are innately curious, I think that there is the desire in everyone to learn, and exchange knowledge and experiences. In theatre, I want to make other ways of life...
Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
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I define myself by being a scholar and an artist. I am firm and polite. Independent and kind. Liberal and classical. Outspoken and unapologetic with sensitivity and care. Upon meeting me, most people most likely assume I am more delicate than I am, or possibly see me as stony. Yet nobody can be fairly reduced to one thing. Just as Charleston is neither just charm nor gentility, neither am I. Any possible charm I may possess is based around a...
Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
249 Words
Using over-simplified terms, I am equal parts right and left brained. I am naturally inquisitive with a rational way of processing things, but creative with broad worldviews, making atypical connections. Barnard seems to be a place where the marriage of those aspects of myself can be nourished. I want to be able to experience as much knowledge as possible. Reading about the Nine Ways of Knowing felt like I had found a philosophy that was nearly tailored to me. I...
Additional Essay Details
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I chose to write about matters that were of great significance to me because I felt that that would be most authentic. It would only do yourself a disservice to seem like someone you are not, as cliche as it may sound. I took a route that both emphasized positive aspects of myself and paralleled it to aspects of the school.

General Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
40 Words
My self-awareness -- understanding of my goals and my talents. I had...
What I’d change about my application process
17 Words
I would stress less! It...
Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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Take this time to...
Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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I did not, but I...
Why I ultimately chose my school
39 Words
I am able to double-major in Musical Theatre and Cultural Studies, programs...

High School Performance

Weighted GPA
Top 25%
High School TypeMagnet
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
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Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
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Converted SAT Score1330
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores


SportsDance, Swimming/Diving


ActivitiesCommunity or summer theater/plays, Drama Production Crew, Dance, Gay/Straight Alliance, Other Religious Affiliation, School Theater/Plays, Tutoring/Mentoring, United Service Organizations (USO) / Veterans Affairs (VA), School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Political Campaign
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

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