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obogo,
Occidental ‘19
B.S., Economics
I'm quiet, like to write, and I'd like to be a polymath when I grow up.
Features Included
4
Essays
6
Schools
5
Scores
5
Advice
5
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Mobile, Alabama
GenderFemale
EthnicityBlack / African American
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Igbo, French

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Occidental College (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Brandeis University (Waltham, MA)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • University of Illinois - Chicago  (Chicago, IL)
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Occidental College (Los Angeles, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Economics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
468 Words
Challenged a belief
Short Answer: I challenge beliefs and ideas everyday. It's called teen angst. I'm pretty proud of this short response, but since I actually do want to go to college, here's my long response: One day in US History, our teacher started us off with a debate topic about wealth inequality, welfare and other entitlement programs, and minimum wage which would then lead into our discussion about the Gilded Age and the years leading up to the Great Depression. Most of...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
188 Words
In the book 'Fahrenheit 451', the protagonist, Montag, meets a group of exiles who memorize books in their dystopian society where owning books is illegal, and their content is subsequently burned. The exiled people who memorize the books remind me that our intellect should be our most important and prized possession, because when everything is taken away from us, all we are left with are our minds and the ability to think. It's our minds that drive our language, culture,...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
112 Words
I am particularly drawn to Occidental College's international programs because I like the idea of learning about different people through experiences like studying abroad. The United States of America is one of the most diverse countries in the world, yet we have such an insulated world view. Globalization and advancements in transportation have made it easier to travel from one place to another. Meeting people from different cultures is more common now than ever before. Being able to connect with...
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Additional Essay Details
37 Words
These supplemental essays were all for Occidental College. These aren't all of them as the others have personal identifiers, but I feel like these were some of my best essays that I wrote for college in general.
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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
81 Words
I would definitely start earlier than I did. I really had to rush on my application and getting my test scores, so I suggest...
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What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
11 Words
It's a very...
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How to approach transferring schools
26 Words
Keep track of EVERYTHING that you could possibly...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
10 Words
Definitely volunteer somewhere...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
15 Words
I like that it's in...
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High School Performance

GPA
4.00
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 25%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
28
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
1680
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1210
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details3 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesQuiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, French Club, Drama Production Crew, Multicultural / International Club, Math Team
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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