kpackauskas
kpackauskas,
Columbia ‘24
B.A., Economics
International student who took a gap year, learned a lot about the admissions process, and got into college
Features Included
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Essays
4
Schools
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Scores
3
Advice
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ECs
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Sports

Background

Hometown Vilnius, Lithuania
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Hamilton College (Clinton, NY)
  • University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)
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Columbia University (New York, NY)

Applied for a B.A. in Economics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
Predominantly Catholic, absolutely caucasian, and mostly Lithuanian-speaking, my homeland of Lithuania is not exactly a diverse country. At first, I viewed the fact as a huge downside - so much potentially life-changing perspective is lost in the absence of diversity, after all. But, as I reflected on the big decisions I’ve made in my life, I came to realize the lack of diversity in my immediate surroundings has actually had its advantages. For one thing, my want for diversity...
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Supplemental Essay: Extracurricular activity
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Please elaborate on an extracurricular activity or work experience important to you.
My legs felt like they were cast of iron. Nervously, I glanced at my phone - mile six, more than seven to go. Was I going to make it? I had to. When I was in middle school I injured my Achilles' heel, causing my athletic abilities to fluctuate wildly ever since. I’d say they mimicked a sine wave but I understood sine waves far better than my own physical performance. As such, running became my personal safe haven....
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School Specific Advice

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General Admissions Advice

Did you take a gap year? Tell us about your experience.
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How to deal with the stress of applying to college
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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High School Performance

Unweighted GPA
3.54
 
Rank
Top 25%
 
Academic Performance in High School Some good some bad

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1490
 
SAT Score Details
 
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details3 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesCommunity Cleanup / Service, Hospital Volunteer

Experience & Awards

Awards Received

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