hparks
hparks,
Middlebury ‘23
B.A., English
Prospective English major. Happy to help!
Features Included
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Essays
4
Schools
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Scores
10
Advice
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ECs
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Sports

Background

Hometown Houston, Texas
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Middlebury College (Middlebury, VT)
  • University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
  • Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME)
  • Colgate University (Hamilton, NY)
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Middlebury College (Middlebury, VT)

Applied for a B.A. in English

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
My favorite part of the week was when my mom and I would drive to our neighborhood grocery store. It was past the sliding glass doors where I would give her the rundown of my day. It was in the produce aisles where we would debate ways the world could end: I think robots, her, global warming. It was next to the dairy freezer where big, philosophical ideas would float above our heads like thought bubbles and pop above egg...
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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.
For me, community is tupperware containers of food left on the doorstep. I unwrap the cloth that ties the gift together, scoop helpings of rice and curry onto a plate, open the microwave with a jerky tug. I’m ten, and my mother is sick in bed. Grandma’s on a plane, but until then it’ll be a week of waking up early to zip up lunch bags for my two little brothers. I learn the word responsibility before...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
254 Words
Generations of students have found connection and meaning in Bowdoin’s “The Offer of the College.” The Offer represents Bowdoin’s values. Please reflect on the line you selected and how it has meaning to you.
As the child of former writers and painters, art was an old friend my parents sometimes invited for dinner. When the lights dimmed and the wine glasses emptied, I caught glimpses of their art through college portfolios and newspaper clippings they pulled out of a box. Back then, art had been sepia-toned, something sentimental and romantic that got left behind when my parents decided to marry and raise three children in America. I saw how they would get homesick for...
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Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
355 Words
Describe an object that has personal significance to you.
I was barely old enough to peek my eyes over the oak informational desk and scribble my name in swirling kindergarten script when I got my first library card. That little piece of 4 by 6 plastic was my launching pad to the diversity of the world. As I grew older, I unlocked new sections of the library like I was an explorer, expanding my horizons and my crew of characters along the way. From the children's section to YA to adult,...
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School Specific Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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Achieving. Disciplined....
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How I would rate the diversity of the student body
47 Words
The student body is not that diverse in Middlebury, but based on future projections...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
61 Words
I would highly, highly encourage a prospective student to interview with an alumni of Middlebury. I had a...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
31 Words
I ultimately chose Middlebury because it is very generous...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
105 Words
Use the summer to really hone in on your extracurricular activities. Out of the enormous pool of college applicants, no matter how special you consider your club activity to be, there are...
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How I made up for low grades in high school
71 Words
I had a C+ in Pre-Calculus my junior year. I didn't submit a statement explaining this grade and instead showed my...
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What I’d change about my application process
55 Words
I wish I had devoted a bit more time into studying for the SATs. I didn't get...
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How I narrowed down my essay topics
63 Words
I tried not to pay attention to the specific prompts that the Common App or Coalition gave. Those are...
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How to deal with the stress of applying to college
60 Words
Don't compare yourself to your peers. In fact, avoid discussing the college application process with them. It's never...
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My advice about getting recommenders
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Practice building relationships with your teachers as early as freshman...
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High School Performance

Unweighted GPA
3.80
 
Rank
Top 10%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1440
 
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Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
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AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details5 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSchool Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, School Jazz / Orchestra, Model Congress / Model UN, Church, Clean Ocean Beach Sweeps / River Cleanup, Foreign Language
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