sgabes,
Rochester ‘18
B.A., English, , Psychology
I am a musiscian and writer from the suburbs of Massachusetts.
Features Included
4
Essays
7
Schools
9
Scores
1
Advice
3
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Boston, Massachusetts
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionEarly Action
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)
  • University of Massachusetts - Amherst (Amherst, MA)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • George Washington University (Washington, DC)
  • Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
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University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)

Applied for a B.A. in English

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
590 Words
Challenged a belief
The ‘A’ symbolizes adultery. Yes, I know. That is some illuminating information right there. Ever since Nathaniel Hawthorne sparked the trend with the definitely not obvious piece of fabric he gives his protagonist in The Scarlett Letter, symbolism has slowly grown to establish a wide presence on everyday culture. Today’s society is highly dependent on the use of metaphors, as well as other symbolic thinking, to express feelings, and analyze literature, film and television, and life events, and put...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
246 Words
The University of Rochester’s “Meliora” motto has a variety of meanings to me. While I found my high school experience to be extremely enjoyable, I often found myself to be more passionate about my activities and work than many of the people I interacted with. When I move on to college, I would prefer to be surrounded by people who are just as passionate as I am. I want to be in a place where I’m not the...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
409 Words
J.K. Rowling’s novel, “The Casual Vacancy” exemplifies Jesuit ideals in its treatment of social justice, and the responsibility that we, as humans, have to each other. The novel follows a wide array of characters in a small English town left shaken by the passing of a councilman, Barry Fairbrother. Despite its dark, political tendencies, the novel is more notable for its exploration of social themes. A large portion of the book concerns the damage Barry’s death has...
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Additional Essay Details
76 Words
The first supplement is an explanation of what my university's motto "Meliora," a Latin phrase which roughly translates to "Ever Better," means to me. The second supplement was from Boston College. The prompt was this: " Boston College has a First-Year Convocation program that includes the reading and discussion of a common book that explores Jesuit ideals, community service and learning. If you were to select the book for your Convocation, what would you choose and why?"
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General Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
122 Words
College admissions representatives read a lot of applications. What I believe allowed me to stand apart from other applicants is the amount of weirdness I allowed into application, particularly my essay and supplements. I really put a...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.30
 
Rank
Top 10%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Low one semester/year
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
32
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2220
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1520
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details4 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesChoir, National Honor Society, School Theater/Plays
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences

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