starlysantos
starlysantos,
Columbia ‘18
B.A., Economics
Economics/business major, cheerleader, and free-spirited travel enthusiast.
Features Included
4
Essays
7
Schools
14
Scores
5
Advice
7
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
GenderFemale
EthnicityHispanic
AdmissionEarly Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish, Italian

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
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Columbia University (New York, NY)

Applied for a B.A. in Economics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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A strange man bearing a razor-sharp machete roams the streets of a residential neighborhood. Instead of alarmedly reporting him to the police--as most conventional Americans would respond-- excited children stream toward the armed man, hopefully anticipating the fresh sugar cane he is undoubtedly about to strike down. The astounding good faith characteristic of my hometown in Dominican Republic warrants this social anomaly and assures my annual visits, through which I have borne witness to the development of a pueblo that...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
307 Words
My parents have sacrificed continuously to put me through a very academically competitive private high school to shape me as well-rounded as possible. Unfortunately, though, 21st century students are more plagued with fanaticism of getting an “A” than with what school is truly meant for, learning. Columbia offers a true education, not only scholastically from its esteemed faculty, but also culturally from the international powerhouse that is New York City. Usually faring fewer than twenty students each, Columbia's intimate classes...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
495 Words
Supplement asking to expand on a book, conference, or cultural event you've attended in the past year: Merengue, bachata, pinchos, and chicharrones may all sound foreign to the average American, but to me they describe the familiar sounds, scents, and tastes of my Hispanic Heritage. All aforementioned comforts are plentiful each March, when twenty-four blocks of SW 8th Street in Miami are closed off to celebrate the two most meaningful aspects of my life, culture and community service. The Calle...
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Supplemental Essay Other
20 Words
I really emphasized my cultural heritage (Dominican, first generation in the USA) and also my passion for community service.
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General Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
6 Words
Community service...
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Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
24 Words
A large, diverse number of student organizations!...
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My favorite course thus far, and why
42 Words
Principles of Economics with Professor Gulati, I am an econ major so perhaps...
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Open-minded, passionate,...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
101 Words
I ultimately chose my school because of its central location in New York City. Education is not just the classes you take, it is thee entire experience. New York City...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.70
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 25%
 
High School TypeReligious
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2190
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1510
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details10 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesAfter School Program Coordinator, American Cancer Society, Best Buddies, Community Cleanup / Service, Drama Production Crew, National Honor Society, Yearbook
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences

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