College Admissions Info

Smith College, ‘18
BA, International Relations, Political Science and Government, Economics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am 18 years old, and a rising sophomore at Smith College
From: Hamden
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: No
Admission: Accepted From Waitlist
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: UConn, Smith, Holyoke, UMass, ConnCollege
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 25%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
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Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Field Hockey, Lacrosse
Extracurricular Activities: Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

483 Words
I believe many students struggle academically when moving to a new country. The difference in the education systems can confuse students, causing them to feel inferior to their peers. When I moved from Canada to the United States, I felt like a caged bird longing to be free. I was pessimistic about moving to the United States because Canada had always been my home. The reality of being completely uprooted from what I was comfortable with terrified me, and the...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
148 Words
The most important gift I have ever received was my piano. Not because it is an object that fits well with my living room décor but because I am able to play music that fills my house with a joyous sound. I am able to play the many classical songs that were composed hundreds of years ago expressing my own emotions. As I play each note, I am able to gain a deeper understanding of the message the composer...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
307 Words
The expression “never fear change” applies to my life in that I have to be ready to face whatever change is coming my way. I moved from Canada to the United States in the sixth grade, which terrified me. It took me a long time to feel comfortable being myself around new people, but in order to take advantage of the opportunities I had in front of me, I had to be myself, and not be afraid of the changes...

College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
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I chose my school because of the...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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The most popular extracurricular activities...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
60 Words
What I like most about my schools location and culture is that it is located in Northampton, Ma,...

Why I declined other schools
41 Words
I declined other schools because of how liberally academic my school is....

How to increase chances at my school
49 Words
How to increases chances at attending my college would be to show how diverse you...