College Admissions Info

Sarah Lawrence College, ‘19
BA, Liberal Arts and Humanities

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Santa Cruz , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: Sarah Lawrence, Columbia Chicago, DePaul, Emerson
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Controversial topic
640 Words
My best friend was a slut. At least, that was what the kids in history class said. I was thirteen years old and didn’t quite understand what the word meant. The first time the boy I’d known since kindergarten—the one my mom called “sweet”—hurled the slur at Camille from across our middle school’s quad, I didn’t flinch. Words like “slut,” “whore” and “hoe” were interchangeable, ambiguous components of my middle school vocabulary. Though I...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
27 Words
I elaborated on a few key elements unique to the school and why they appealed to me. I was specific with course titles, study abroad opportunities, etc.

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
59 Words
I would try to find a better balance between being totally myself and the student I though the...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
63 Words
Seek summer programs relevant to your interests. Many states fund programs for the arts, sciences, etc. Or, check out...

What set me apart from other applicants
55 Words
I think my interests really shined through in my essays. My personal statement highlighted personal values as...

Why I declined other schools
59 Words
I always had a few front runner schools, but visiting them was what ultimately led me to my...

Why I ultimately chose my school
47 Words
When I visited, I felt very comfortable. It seemed to be a place that...

How I chose schools to apply to
53 Words
Location was a major factor in my search. I knew I wanted to be near or...

How to increase chances at my school
45 Words
Be open and honest about your interests. The admissions team likes quirks and passions....

My advice about getting recommenders
51 Words
Go with the teachers, coaches, advisers, etc. who stand out to you as people who...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
45 Words
This is a unique school, with many unique practices and standards. If you're applying,...