kak946
kak946,
Princeton ‘19
B.A., Comparative Literature
A history and health nerd trying to survive the jungle of New Jersey.
Features Included
4
Essays
14
Schools
12
Scores
1
Advice
4
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Bronx, New York
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
First Gen College StudentYes
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Polish, French

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Williams College (Williamstown, MA)
  • Pomona College (Claremont, CA)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT)
  • Franklin and Marshall College (Lancaster, PA)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
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Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)

Applied for a B.A. in Comparative Literature

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

“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...
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Supplemental Essay: 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...
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Supplemental Essay: “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, ...
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Supplemental Essay: 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...
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School Specific Advice

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General 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...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.79
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 25%
 
High School TypeOther Private
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2320
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1570
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details7 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSchool Theater/Plays, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, School Choir

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
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