College Admissions Info

laynewells
laynewells
Scripps College ‘19
BA, Neuroscience, Psychology, Latin American Studies, Hispanic American Studies, Spanish Language and Literature, Women’s Studies, Language Studies and Linguistics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Linguistics lover, social justice enthusiast, and vintage-obsessed Midwesterner trying to make it in SoCal
From: Barrington , Illinois
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: Santa Clara, Northwestern, Brandeis, Trinity, Scripps, Emory
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

33
ACT
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ACT Prep:

High School Performance

4.50
GPA
Top 10%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Some good some bad
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Junior Classical League / Latin Club, After School Sports Coach, Dance, National Honor Society, Other religious affiliation, Multicultural / International Club
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College Application Essays

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
501 Words
In the last 365 days, I like to think I learned 365 new things. I have been blessed with a community to give me exemplary education while, at the same time, teaching me who I want to become. Of my two most pursued activities in the last year, a common denominator exists: Latin. I learned at a very early age that I was competitive. Perhaps it is a result of being the firstborn or but by the time I was in high...







College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
56 Words
It sounds cliche, but, when people say you'll end up where you're meant to, they're right. I...





My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
52 Words
I started doing photography for The Scripps Voice with a secret plan in mind. Everyone wants...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
74 Words
I interviewed with Emory University, where I was later accepted, and the experience was overwhelmingly positive. Because I lived so far from...





Post-college plans
42 Words
I'm a Neuroscience major on a pre-med track. I'll eventually be studying psychiatry,...





How to increase chances at my school
96 Words
Scripps is very focused on having a diverse, conscious student body who wants to make a difference in the world. If you could care less about social justice and...