College Admissions Info

Rhodes College, ‘19
BS, Biology, Neuroscience

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a freshman at Rhodes College double majoring in Neuroscience and Biology with a minor in Spanish on a Pre-Med Health track.
From: Goodlettsvlle , Tennessee
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision, Early Action
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: Belmont, Emory, Rhodes, Tennessee, Lipscomb, Sewanee
Denied At:
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Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Romanian

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1420
Highest SAT: 2020
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 10%
High School Type: Magnet
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Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Church, Community Cleanup / Service, Student Council / Government, Science Club/Team, Model Congress / Model UN, National Honor Society, Multicultural / International Club, Library Volunteer, DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America)
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Place you’re content
656 Words
As we approached the gray Smoky Mountains, they appeared cold, unwelcoming, and void of life. The morning itself was gray and surrounding us was the curling fog that blurred color and shape. Shadows of vague familiarity, the Smoky Mountains before us were a stark contrast from the captivating mountains portrayed in the brochures that my senior class had anticipated seeing. Regardless of this disillusionment, I was thrilled to begin the hike towards Clingmans Dome. As I looked upon the trail...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
656 Words
With nothing else but four suitcases stuffed with clothes, documents, and memorabilia, my family and I left Romania for the fabled country of America. Here, our beautiful, old home was replaced by a semi-truck, one that my father, mother, sister, and I lived in for our first two years until my father, a truck driver, had saved enough money to buy our current home in Tennessee. Years later, I asked my parents what possibly could have been worth all the...

Additional Essay Details:
26 Words
I had to write the supplemental essay in addition to the common application essay when I applied to the Honors Program at University of Tennessee Knoxville.

College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
6 Words
Smart, Open-Minded,...

My advice about getting recommenders
50 Words
Make sure you find a mentor who truly knows you not only as a student...

How to increase chances at my school
57 Words
Be involved in community service and have a high academic standing. Additionally, join as many clubs as...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
38 Words
Start applying early for scholarships! Use free search engines to find...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
47 Words
Rhodes is a small, private, liberal arts school in a big city. There is...

How I chose schools to apply to
144 Words
Knowing I wanted to pursue a Pre-Med track during college, I searched for schools that would provide me with the best education that would allow me to feel prepared to take the MCAT and continue on to Medical School. I also believe that...

Why I ultimately chose my school
70 Words
For a Pre-Med student, Rhodes is the perfect choice. The school offers so many opportunities for research and internships especially due...

Post-college plans
50 Words
After I graduate from Rhodes College, I plan on continuing my education at Medical School...

What I’d change about my application process
98 Words
I wish I did not overwhelm myself by applying to so many schools and not concentrating enough on applying for private scholarships. I underestimated myself and did not need...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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Get yourself involved in community service and volunteer anywhere and everywhere. If you are thinking about going...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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There are over 100 different clubs to choose from. Over 50% of the...