dartmouth24,
Dartmouth
B.A., Political Science and Government
I am a freshman at Dartmouth College, interested in studying government and international relations
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Background

Hometown San Francisco, Australia
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
Class of2024
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
  • Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
  • McGill University (Montreal, Canada)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
  • Middlebury College (Middlebury, VT)
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Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)

Applied for a B.A. in Political Science and Government

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
I have never thought of myself as a runner. If someone suggested at the beginning of summer I would complete a half-marathon, I would have laughed out loud. Three months and 106 miles later, however, I ran my first half-marathon and pushed the boundaries of what I thought possible. Running granted me respite from the chaotic nature of junior year, and allowed me to reflect on the journey my life has taken so far. I have lived in five cities, four...
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Supplemental Essay: Extracurricular activity
326 Words
Briefly discuss the significance to you of the summer or school activity in which you have been most involved. (one half page, single-spaced)
The international student community at my school is extremely important to me. Since the age of eight, my family and I have moved from country to country, passports and visas in hand. With every move, I adopted parts of my host country's culture and strived to assimilate yet remained connected to my cultural roots. In 9th grade, I went to boarding school 10 000 miles away from home and immediately found a home within the international community. In order to support the...
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Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
678 Words
Briefly discuss a current global issue, indicating why you consider it important and what you suggest should be done to deal with it.
I am extremely concerned by the erosion of democracy occurring in Hong Kong. Throughout the past few months, protests in Hong Kong over the Chinese extradition bill have intensified. Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong citizens have taken to the streets, risking injury and arrest, in order to march for greater democracy in Hong Kong. Shouting “Free Hong Kong”, armed with umbrellas, and wearing all black, these protesters believe so strongly in maintaining democracy that no matter the resistance they...
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Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
277 Words
In the aftermath of World War II, Dartmouth President John Sloane Dickey, Class of 1929, proclaimed, “The world’s troubles are your troubles… and there is nothing wrong with the world that better human beings cannot fix.” Which of the world’s “troubles” inspires you to act? How might your course of study at Dartmouth prepare you to address it?
I am extremely concerned by the erosion of democracy occurring in Hong Kong. Throughout the past few months, protests in Hong Kong over the Chinese extradition bill have intensified. Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong citizens have taken to the streets, risking injury and arrest, in order to march for greater democracy in Hong Kong. Through the implementation of the extradition treaty, Hong Kong citizens feel their liberties are being stripped away by the government of a country to which...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
405 Words
Great art evokes a sense of wonder. It nourishes the mind and spirit. Is there a particular song, poem, speech, or novel from which you have drawn insight or inspiration?
This summer, I watched Madeleine Albright’s TED Talk, “On being a woman and a diplomat”, and was inspired by Secretary Albright’s drive to fight for gender equality and become the first female Secretary of State. Through her efforts in promoting women’s rights, Madeleine Albright paved the way for future women pursuing a career in the government, and influenced foreign governments to employ more female diplomats. I was so inspired by Madeleine Albright’s TED Talk that I...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
291 Words
College of Arts and Sciences - What work of art, music, science, mathematics, or literature has surprised, unsettled, or challenged you, and in what way? *
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, by Phillip K. Dick, caused me to reflect upon the impact and repercussions of technology. Growing up in an age of technological innovation, I have, for as long as I can remember, been surrounded by cell phones, computers, and machines designed to make my life easier. I am continuously connected to my peers via text message and social media, which has both facilitated conversations with some friends and replaced face-to-face interactions with others. I...
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Supplemental Essay: Extracurricular activity
262 Words
UVA students are charged with living honorably and upholding a Community of Trust. Give us an example of a community that is important to you and how you worked to strengthen that community
The international student community at my school is extremely important to me. In 9th grade, I went to boarding school in the US and immediately found a home within the international community. In order to support the international community, I have attended International Student Society club meetings since freshman year, and have been the president of the club since junior year. As International Student Society president, I facilitate conversations on international conflicts, politics, and economics. In addition, I am an...
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School Specific Advice

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General Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
75 Words
I believe that it is extremely important to have a consistent story running throughout your entire application, so when admissions officers are reading...
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How to deal with the stress of applying to college
141 Words
Applying to college is extremely difficult and stressful! My biggest tip is to just sit down and write. Oftentimes, it seems impossible to get anything done because the act of writing these essays is so stressful-- it seems like your entire future...
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What I learned transitioning from high school to college
114 Words
I went to a highly competitive high school, and even so I was not prepared for the amount of work there is at college. While I only take three classes, my classes are humanities...
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High School Performance

Unweighted GPA
3.89
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1530
 
SAT Score Details
 
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details3 classes and scores

Sports

SportsSquash, Golf

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesMulticultural / International Club, School Band

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences

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