College Admissions Info

Princeton University, ‘19
BA, Comparative Literature

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

A history and health nerd trying to survive the jungle of New Jersey.
From: Bronx , New York
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: Yes
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 14 schools
Accepted At: UChicago, UMich, Williams, Pomona, Northwestern, JHU, Wesleyan, F&M, Rice, Duke
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Polish, French

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1570
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 25%
High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: School Theater/Plays, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, School Choir
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement for Princeton, UChicago, UMich, Stanford, Yale, WashU, Williams, Pomona, Northwestern, JHU, Wesleyan, F&M, Rice, Duke: Art/acting/singing, Childhood memory, Death of a loved one, Ethical dilemma, First in family to college, Issue of personal significance, Overcoming personal struggle, Story central to identity
744 Words
“Hands where I can see them!” I hollered, my water gun pointing at my dad, my yellow construction paper “sheriff's badge”-clad chest swelling with the pride of victory right before the two of us burst into hysterical laughter in the middle of the woods. My mom was always the social one in my three-person family; she loved going to big dinners and taking friends on group ski trips. My dad and I were more reserved. We did not deign...

Supplemental Essay for UChicago: Unique question posed by school
832 Words
I’ve always hated when Polish-Americans “anglo-fy” their Polish (speak Ponglish?). I’m not referring to the adoption of words like “cool” and “super” into the vocabulary, but to what linguists call “code-switching”—replacing a Polish word with an English one, often when unable to recall the proper term in conversation. According to linguistics, this is a completely normal occurrence for multilinguals, but I’ve always avoided it because of how code-switching often results in the muddling of one’s...

Supplemental Essay for Northwestern: “Why us” school essay
350 Words
Throughout my high school career, I’ve experienced a cognitive dissonance familiar to many other first-generation American students. My parents grew up in communist Poland and, to them, higher education is to be taken advantage of in the most pragmatic way, regardless of intellectual interest, to be able to provide for one’s family and country. As someone who, to my parents’ chagrin, has always split her love between theatre—specifically playwriting—and fields that, to them, seem more practical, ...

Supplemental Essay for Pomona: Unique question posed by school
833 Words
The humid air on that rainy spring evening managed to abruptly go from pleasantly warm to suffocating in a matter of seconds. The peaceful rumble of car tires on the sodden streets was suddenly frantic, as if the machines couldn’t wait to reach their happier destinations. There was no wind. Absolute silence boomed in my ears as my mother finally told me why my dad had been missing work for the past few weeks, sending me down the road...

College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
100 Words
The summer after my junior year of high school, I participated in the Telluride Association Summer Program, a free 6-week academic humanities summer seminar based at the University of Michigan...