College Admissions Info

apowers
apowers
Occidental College ‘19

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Personal statement
  • 5 supplemental essays

Student Background

From: Houston , Texas
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision, Early Action
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: Clark, Texas A&M, USC, Scripps, Occidental
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2080
SAT
35
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1450
Highest SAT: 2080
Highest ACT:

High School Performance

4.05
GPA
Top 50%
Rank
High School Type: Public
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

None reported

College Application Essays

These experiments have led me to discover that my passion lies in working to understand what leads people to function best and realize their full potential. I want to unlock the secrets behind their motivations, discover how people learn, and figure out how to elicit reactions. I want to find solutions to problems and behaviors, and learn how to use that information to make life better. I am interested in research, in analyzing data to find better solutions, and in...



Supplemental Essay: Explaining low grades/scores
185 Words
My high school is considered to be very academically rigorous; we are only given the option to take the highest level available of any required core class. As a result, I have taken only AP history courses, although history is not a strong subject of mine. While I believe I might have experienced a higher level of academic success if I had the ability to take geography, world history, and US history as non-AP courses, the ongoing challenge has put...



Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
235 Words
When I first created a list of prospective colleges, I was drawn to small, liberal arts, undergraduate-only schools. I have come to appreciate and flourish at my high school, a small, academically rigorous college-preparatory campus that models the discussion-based classes of a liberal arts college, and I would love to continue my education in a similar environment. I am also passionate about research, and a low student-to-faculty ratio at an undergraduate campus allows more opportunities to participate in research than...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
229 Words
I attend a high school with a strong college-bound culture where students prepare for higher education. I spend most of my time outside of school taking classes and performing at HITS Theatre, a school that trains students for careers in the performing arts. Both places demand a large commitment of time and energy, and I am willing to devote the majority of my free time to classes and performances at HITS even though I do not intend to pursue a...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
206 Words
My three primary academic interests are psychology, statistics, and anatomy. I was initially drawn to the cognitive behavioral aspects of psychology, and the research done in the field to understand human behavior. My AP Statistics class opened my eyes to the discipline of research and reporting psychological results, and demonstrated that conducting experiments was a realistic dream. Meanwhile, anatomy and physiology revealed my aptitude for solving puzzles through my fascination in studying how the body functions as a unit. I...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
501 Words
History has never been my favorite subject, and the graduation requirements at my school fueled the three-year bitter battle between me and AP courses that I only recently won. The nature of AP courses leaves little room for extensive discussion and analysis of overarching themes, but focuses instead on memorization of names and dates from a textbook.The sheer volume of information presented in history classes is intimidating, and I have long struggled to find the best way to approach...







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