College Admissions Info

University of Connecticut, ‘19
BS, Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a Freshman at UConn as an Exploratory major. I am hardworking and eager to help others with the college application process. It isn't as scary as it seems!
From: Bristol , Connecticut
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: UConn, UMass, Eastern CT
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1180
Highest SAT: 1640
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:
Highest ACT:
Other ACT Scores:
PSAT Scores:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 10%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Softball
Extracurricular Activities: Yearbook, Boy/Girl Scouts, National Honor Society
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work:
How Spent Summers:
Volunteer Experiences:
Awards Received:
Application Additional Materials:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Failure experience
543 Words
“Smith, you’re on deck!” I grabbed my helmet and bat and practiced a few swings before stepping up to the plate. It was my first time playing high school softball. I was hopeful that I would play for most of the innings, if not the whole game, but any hopes of coach keeping me in were crushed by my third swing-and-miss. I saw the disappointment on my coach’s face as I was sent back to the dugout with...

Supplemental Essay:
56 Words
I applied to Bryant University, which had the option to attach a resume instead of a traditional supplemental essay. I took advantage of this and made my resume look nice before I submitted it. The rest of the colleges I applied to didn't have supplemental essays. Uconn doesn't, so you don't have to worry about it.

Additional Essay Details:
545 Words
My freshman year of high school was one of the worst times I've had in school. After being told by everyone that it was a good idea to join a sports team because it looked good on a college application, I decided to join softball. I was supposed to join the softball team with a friend of mine, but at the last minute she quit on me. I didn't think it would be that bad because I figured I would...

College Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
83 Words
I applied at the last possible second because my college essay sill needed some work. My advice is to apply early. If you know that...

What I’d change about my application process
85 Words
If I could change anything about my experience with the college application process I would have started my application essay sooner. It is never too soon...

What set me apart from other applicants
202 Words
Now I don't think my college essay was THAT unique, but I do think that it helped me in some ways. I don't recommend writing about sports. It's a topic that is used so often it bores admissions officers. However, if you have your heart set on writing about playing football, tennis,etc., try writing about an experience that is different....

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
128 Words
I got in with a $5,000/year scholarship, which basically paid half of my tuition. I also was able to get a scholarship through the company my parents work for. My advice is to apply for scholarships like it...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
67 Words
Like I've said before, Uconn is a very diverse school. You could talk about this in your essay. There are...