College Admissions Info

margohera
margohera
Tulane University ‘15
BA, Acting, Performing Arts, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physical Science Studies, Physics

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Personal statement
  • 6 supplemental essays
  • 12 advice topics

Student Background

18, Tulane '15, Actor, Photographer, Vegetarian, Everything-Enthusiast
From: Miami Beach , Florida
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Florida, FSU, LIU Post, Texas State, Elon, Tulane, UCF, Ball State
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2020
SAT
32
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1420
Highest SAT: 2020
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High School Performance

4.45
GPA
Top 25%
Rank
High School Type: Magnet
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

None reported

College Application Essays

I survey the dumpster that I’m about to stage a pool party in, alongsi¬de the local pastor’s son who is wearing floaties and goggles. An employee of Metal Supply, Inc.— dressed as a lifeguard and holding two virgin margaritas— is operating a forklift. Suddenly, my head jerks to the side as I hear a rooster crow in the distance. Well this is convenient, I think to myself. I fire off a text message to team Pakistan: “If...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
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Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
258 Words
The clock strikes 2 am as the dragon atop the town's bank releases a burst of fire. I duck into the local tavern with some friends, feasting on stew, fried eggs, and toffee puddings. We take our food to-go and hop on the express train in order to get back to the castle in time for that night's tournament. We share neither geography, religion, ethnicity, income, cuisine, race, ideology, or intellectual heritage, which lends to a diversity that makes us unique....





Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
203 Words
The average white woman makes 77 cents per the average white man's dollar. Of course, the gap between these numbers increase exponentially when we discuss the wages of women of color and women with disabilities. We, the core team of the Women's Empowerment Club, sat in a semi-circle under the fluorescents of our teacher-sponsor's classroom when I pitched the idea: Bake Sale for Equality. I'd heard of the notion online: Other activists hosted similar bake sales on their college campuses, but...





Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
172 Words
For Tulane's Dean's Honor Scholarship, I turned the box into a postcard. It depicted me sitting on the Tulane sign in the front of the university, and it had text that said "Greetings from Florida, Wish I was here!" I then cut the box up into nine separate pieces and hid them around campus along with envelopes that had clues inside them. I then mailed Tulane my application for the scholarship along with an envelope upon which was written "Clue #1",...



Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
109 Words
They say you should only do theatre if there's nothing else you can possibly do with your life. I understand the sentiment, but I have to disagree. I could do other things with my life. I could be a fantastic activist, an educator, a scientist, a photographer, and I'm passionate about all of these things, but when I picture my future I cannot see myself doing anything that would keep me from the stage. When I sit amongst an audience,...



Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
324 Words
On January 2nd, 2013 I have a journal entry that reads Cosmology: study of the origins and eventual fate of the universe Attempts to clarify the fundamental notions by which people understand the world i.e. existence, space and time, cause and effect, possibility…includes cosmology and ontology: nature of existence, categories of being and their relation January 2nd 2013 was the day I found the words— surrounded by doodles of stars and galaxies and Saturn— that adequately described what it was...





Additional Essay Details:
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I survey the dumpster that I’m about to stage a pool party in, alongsi¬de the local pastor’s son who is wearing floaties and goggles. An employee of Metal Supply, Inc.— dressed as a lifeguard and holding two virgin margaritas— is operating a forklift. Suddenly, my head jerks to the side as I hear a rooster crow in the distance. Well this is convenient, I think to myself. I fire off a text message to team Pakistan: “If...























College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
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I was pretty content with my applications and I felt that each one reflected and exuded the spirit of my personality, my passions, and my goals. If I could change one thing, though, I would've taken the SAT and ACT earlier and then studied my weaknesses with the...





Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
236 Words
I could not afford a private admissions counselor, nor do I think they are necessary or helpful to enough of an extent to warrant the cost. I took advice from my teachers, older peers who had gone through the application process previous to myself, and guidance counselors at my school. I also took advantage of many a college fair and information session and advise you to do the same and introduce...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
304 Words
I did an alumni interview with a local Yale graduate, for which I have no inkling how it went accept for the fact that I was not accepted to Yale. I did a number of successful interviews with theatre schools at Chicago Unified Auditions, though, and I can tell you that my main advice is: -Be honest and let your passion shine through. -Even though you shouldn't try to cater to your answers to what you think they want to hear, you should think about what they probably don't want...







Recommended summer activities during high school and college
88 Words
I recommend spending your summer doing things that are meaningful to you, not what you think is meaningful to the schools you are applying to. Whether...





What set me apart from other applicants
142 Words
I think what set me apart from other applicants was my balance of good grades along with involvement and leadership positions in a number of organizations inside and outside of school. Well-roundedness is a good quality to have. I also wrote my essay...





Why I declined other schools
16 Words
In the end, eery single...





Post-college plans
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I plan...





Why I ultimately chose my school
76 Words
I ultimately chose Tulane based on the amount of money they offered me, but I applied based on the programs they offer, the...





How I chose schools to apply to
60 Words
I applied to schools based on the programs they offer, the flexibility they offer in exploring different topics...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
10 Words
I mean, it's...





Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
74 Words
I applied for financial aid through FAFSA, CSS, and one of Tulane's school-based scholarship. I also ended up taking out some loans....





My advice about getting recommenders
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I always had good relationships with a handful of my teachers, at least one a year,...