College Admissions Info

New York University, ‘19
BS, Psychology, Public Health

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: NYU, BU, Fordham, Northeastern, UMD
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1430
Highest SAT: 2040
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 50%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Field Hockey
Extracurricular Activities: Gay/Straight Alliance, Key Club, Multicultural / International Club, Marching Band, Spanish Club, School Band, School Jazz / Orchestra
Volunteer Experiences:

College Application Essays

617 Words
“My Inner Hero.” Fingertips trembling, I handed my novel to a postal worker on a snowy January afternoon in 2014. This simple act signaled a turning point in a journey that has lasted as long as I can remember, a journey to become a storyteller. Desperately wanting super powers, in elementary school I filled dozens of notebooks describing the antics of gifted children, students with supernatural abilities whom I called Weirdoes. When I began my second novel, nearly ten years later...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
395 Words
Gallup-Healthways recently discovered that only 18% of the world is thriving in purpose. As a researcher, this deficit concerns me. In my Independent Research Course, I studied youth purpose development with my advisor, created my own theory of purpose development, administered a survey to measure that theory, and published various publications with the intention of increasing purpose in my community. I see the dire need for more research in this field, and NYU offers the perfect environment for me as it...

Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
249 Words
You could say I had a rather unconventional childhood. After all, my parents lived in Russia for a year while my mom was pregnant with me. But I firmly believe that everything from seeing Les Miserables live when I was in second grade, to playing co-ed rugby for seven years, to having a pet newt, solidified my own eagerness to try new things. Through my eclectic experiences, I have learned not only to explore and ask questions but also to...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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College Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
98 Words
I used a essay reader and honestly, I only got into one of the schools (of the six) that she read. She really didn't change anything from any of...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
121 Words
Well, interviews can be an interesting experience but make sure you practice before hand and do your research. However, know that these people are volunteers and sometimes they might not be the best representatives of the...

What set me apart from other applicants
89 Words
I took a research course in high school where I really found my passion and a problem I cared about. I was then able to show how...

How I chose schools to apply to
192 Words
I had about two or three safety schools that I was sure I would get into. From there, I had schools that I really liked and didn't really pay much attention to the admit rates. I did not do any early decision because I was worried about cost and wanted to have all of my options laid out...

Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
162 Words
This is a must!!! I did this at Tufts and the professor offered me a letter of rec. I also did it at NYU and the professor is now my advisor. It really gave me confidence in the application cycle and helped me to see which schools I...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
70 Words
A lot of people think that extra curriculars are a game but I honestly followed my passion. Schools don't want to...