College Admissions Info

Miami OH50124
Miami University - Oxford, ‘15
BA, Psychology, Social Psychology, Research and Experimental Psychology, Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing, English

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a Psychology and Professional Writing double major with a minor in Neuroscience at Miami University in Ohio. Currently, I work as a photographer, writer, researcher, and more.
From: McLean , Virginia
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: Miami OH, Penn State, Ithaca, Fordham, Hofstra, Pitt, BU, UConn, UMass
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1350
Highest SAT: 1910
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High School Performance

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High School Type: Other Private
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Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Baseball, Football
Extracurricular Activities: Student Council / Government, Photography / Film
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College Application Essays

In an image, a photographer can create a world of perfection, nightmare, symmetry, chaos, happiness, passion, and many other visions. An expressive photographer’s objective is to alter the perception of a subject in order to evoke a particular emotion or thought in the viewer. This style of photography is most intriguing because photographers are able to take a mundane object and make it into a uniquely profound subject. A simple chair can become a monolith, a migrant worker can...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
164 Words
In five or six sentences, tell us how you first became interested in BU and what steps you have taken to learn more about us. “BOSTON UNIVERSITY” was written on a flyer posted on a bulletin board in my college counseling office. The thought of college in Boston has always intrigued me, so I looked up BU in a college handbook and soon after purchased a plane ticket to Massachusetts. While at BU, I took a tour, listened to an...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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Given what you know about Boston University, what do you hope to accomplish as an undergraduate here? Please respond in an essay of no more than 500 words. As a BU undergraduate student, I see myself taking advantage of the extensive curriculum by gaining an eclectic education. When I am given that diploma, I hope to have earned a degree in psychology, photography or both and I also hope to be enrolled in a graduate school. At BU, I hope to...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
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1. Who or what influenced you to apply to Syracuse University? (no limit) At first, FISKE’s College Guide was the major influence in my decision to apply to Syracuse University but after meeting Maureen Carroll at the National Portfolio Day at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, I became truly infatuated with Syracuse. Originally, I was interested in Syracuse for it’s rigorous academics and the opportunities it offers but when I learned about Syracuse’s fantastic College of Visual and...

College Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
72 Words
I added a professional writing major and those courses have been my favorite because of how practical and applicable they are....

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
89 Words
Miami is an incredible institution. The curriculum and the faculty are amazing. What I didn't know about was how the student body would function and change while...

What I’d change about my application process
29 Words
I would have tried to spend more time at...

What set me apart from other applicants
124 Words
My academic transcript consisted of mostly dry, intense classes (AP Statistics, AP Chemistry, AP Calculus AB). I also took a course on neuroscience in high school. However, my passion at the time was photography. I entered competitions...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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I used a school college counselor. The thing they helped me with was make the process...

How to increase chances at my school
50 Words
Be unique and well-written. The admissions people sit there with a giant pile of essays....

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
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Miami loves to emphasize its culture and the aesthetic. It's considered one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country. They also...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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Greek life is pervasive at Miami. Whether or not you have any interest in joining the Greek community, you will undoubtedly interact with it very regularly on campus. Some of the Greek organizations are good but most lack...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
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There is very little diversity at Miami. Walking around campus, it seems that 90% of the student body is upper-middle class, European-American - and that very well may be the case. And the little diversity that it has (mostly international students from China and South Korea) often isolates itself away from the rest of the student body. Around 40% of the student body is involved in...

My favorite course thus far, and why
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I have worked as a research assistant in two different psychology labs for a combined 3 years. My involvement in those labs has expanded...