College Admissions Info

AlexMorano
AlexMorano
University of Arizona ‘18
BS, Molecular Biology, Veterinary Medicine

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Personal statement
  • 1 supplemental essays
  • 3 advice topics

Student Background

Undergraduate at the University of Arizona, full tuition scholarship due to National Merit Scholar award
From: Houston , Arizona
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: Cornell, Arizona, New Mexico, UT Austin, Texas A&M
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2210
SAT
34
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1520
Highest SAT: 2210
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High School Performance

4.50
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

None reported

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Diversity statement
664 Words
"I'm a gay person so I don't live in a free country." -ANONYMOUS The world, for me, was always made of glass, spun perfection that my very presence marred. It had been created for me, fermented in its culture, matured, solidified into an immutable form, the precision-placement of every atom reminding me constantly that I did not belong. I was incongruous with the pre-determined balance, California born but transported to southeast Texas at the tender age of four, the child...









Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
25 Words
Sent as a supplemental essay, written for the main prompt of where I felt safe but applicable to a specific question posed by the school

Additional Essay Details:
649 Words
Not a Watchmaker, an Architect In the beginning, I was entrusted with a world. Minecraft’s big bang was the click of a button and the game out of its endless permutations created a vast ecosystem, a frontier to challenge the grandeur of that which inspired idealistic immigrants of the Gilded Age. Here, I am Aeneas come to the Italian peninsula, refugee of real-world responsibilities as demanding as the Trojan War; the year is 753 B.C. and as I gaze...









College Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
146 Words
You should always take classes on things you really enjoy. I loved AP Chemistry in high school even though it was challenging so I was excited for Organic Chemistry in college. It has been my favorite course so far and I enjoyed it more...





What I’d change about my application process
187 Words
I made a lot of mistakes during my application process that could've been avoided had I been more proactive. First, I didn't study for either the ACT or SAT, and I only took each test once. If I had studied and taken the tests again I would've gotten even better grades and stood a better chance...





Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
221 Words
I got accepted to 1 of my 3 top choices schools, Cornell University, but I did not receive any scholarship money or financial aid from them and if I had chosen to go to Cornell, I would be neck-deep in student loans. However, as a National Merit Scholar, i was awarded a full tuition scholarship to the University of Arizona. Because my future career path doesn't require an...