College Admissions Info

starlysantos
starlysantos
Columbia University ‘18
BA, Economics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Economics/business major, cheerleader, and free-spirited travel enthusiast.
From: Ft. Lauderdale , Florida
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: Columbia, Northwestern, BU, Vanderbilt, Princeton, Florida, Yale
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish, Italian

Test Scores

2190
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1510
Highest SAT: 2190
SAT Prep:
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High School Performance

3.70
GPA
Top 25%
Rank
High School Type: Religious
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: After School Program Coordinator, American Cancer Society, Best Buddies, Community Cleanup / Service, Drama production crew, National Honor Society, Yearbook
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College Application Essays

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...









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...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
496 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...







Additional Essay Details:
19 Words
I really emphasized my cultural heritage (Dominican, first generation in the USA) and also my passion for community service.

College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
6 Words
Community service...





Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
24 Words
A large, diverse number of student organizations!...





My favorite course thus far, and why
42 Words
Principles of Economics with Professor Gulati, I am an econ major so perhaps...





5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Open-minded, passionate,...





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...