College Admissions Info

Davidson College, ‘19
BA, Astronomy and Astrophysics, English

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Leah | 19 | Davidson College c/o 2019 | Studying English & Astrophysics
From: Charlotte , North Carolina
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 3 schools
Accepted At: UNC, Davidson, Duke
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1500
Highest SAT: 2160
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Choir, Community or summer theater/plays, Debate Club/Team, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism
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College Application Essays

Falling in Accidental Love with Physics Sitting in the back of the bus sophomore year, I had my tattered copy of The Bell Jar opened to a dog-eared page and was humming absentmindedly. An idea for a new poem crossed my mind, so I scribbled it in the margin. In the seat in front of me, a few guys were talking about Science Olympiad and turned around to ask if I would be interested in joining the team. It was...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
345 Words
Ms. Hutchinson is the literary magazine faculty adviser at my school, so, as copy editor of that publication, I essentially live in her classroom. A few weeks ago, I noticed a college literary magazine called Hobart Park from spring of 2013 laying on one of her cabinets and leafed through it to see if it contained anything interesting. To my surprise, I discovered that this was a literary magazine from Davidson, and I read the foreword that detailed the arts community...

College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
71 Words
Davidson has an incredibly strong sense of community and is unique in that it is a small enough school to truly...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
66 Words
For my "why Davidson" essay, I wrote about a specific experience I had reviewing the school's literary magazine and how...

My advice about getting recommenders
99 Words
Choose a teacher who knows you both in and outside of class. You want someone who knows you as a person, not just as a student. You also want to...

Post-college plans
20 Words
After undergrad, I plan to pursue...

How I chose schools to apply to
198 Words
You don't want to apply to too many schools because that is just an overwhelming amount of work and, in reality, you can only go to one. You want to make sure that you have one or two safe schools that you are above the stats for and know that you will get into. Other than that, only apply...

What set me apart from other applicants
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I believe that my strength as an applicant lied in the fact that I stressed interdisciplinary skill sets...