College Admissions Info

The College of New Jersey - TCNJ, ‘18
BA, History, Women’s Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm a History and Women's and Gender Studies double major with in interest in Political Science hoping to pursue a career in law and policy.
From: Jackson , New Jersey
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: Bryn Mawr, Gettysburg, Rutgers, College of NJ
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Italian

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1460
Highest SAT: 2090
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High School Performance

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Top 1%
High School Type: Other Private
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization
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College Application Essays

I’ll never forget the hot summer day on which a girl named Olivia walked up to me. It was the first day of my second summer volunteering as a group leader at my church’s Vacation Bible School camp (VBS), a weeklong conglomerate of religious education, playground games, and singing. As she approached me, I instantly recognized her as one of my charges from the previous year. She asked me if I liked her new haircut; I, of course,...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
516 Words
Have you ever read something and felt your perspective on knowledge change as you soaked up the words? I have. It was Perrine’s Sound & Sense: An Introduction to Poetry, 14th Ed. Have you ever been so deeply emotionally invested in a series of excellent novels (ahem, Harry Potter) that you stayed up late dissecting the character’s motivations for their actions with your friends, then turned the conversation to sexism and racism in marketing? I have. I am a...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
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When I discovered Bryn Mawr, I already had solid idea of what I wanted in a college: rigorous academics, a small yet diverse and intellectual student body, and good Women’s Studies and Political Science programs. The more I researched Bryn Mawr, the more it sounded like an excellent fit for me. I scheduled an interview and tour, and hoped that “real life” Bryn Mawr would live up to Bryn Mawr on paper. It certainly did. It had everything I...

College Admissions Advice

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
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1) the professors are very approachable 2) tuesday nights are party nights at...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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- Greek Life - Sports (not necessarily varsity) -...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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I did...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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Involved. Busy....

Why I declined other schools
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I was put on the waitlist at Swarthmore and Kenyon, but I don't like the concept...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
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TCNJ has so much to offer so many people, so focus on why you're...