jlowe
jlowe,
Smith ‘18
B.A., International Relations, , Political Science and Government, , Economics
I am 18 years old, and a rising sophomore at Smith College
Features Included
3
Essays
7
Schools
7
Scores
5
Advice
1
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Hamden
GenderFemale
EthnicityBlack / African American
AdmissionAccepted From Waitlist
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken French

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Smith College (Northampton, MA)
  • University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)
  • Mount Holyoke College (South Hadley, MA)
  • University of Massachusetts - Amherst (Amherst, MA)
  • Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA)
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Smith College (Northampton, MA)

Applied for a B.A. in International Relations

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
483 Words
Career aspirations, First in family to college
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...
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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...
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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...
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General Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
22 Words
I chose my school because of the...
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Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
17 Words
The most popular extracurricular activities...
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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,...
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Why I declined other schools
41 Words
I declined other schools because of how liberally academic my school is....
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How to increase chances at my school
49 Words
How to increases chances at attending my college would be to show how diverse you...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.43
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 25%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Low at first but improved
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1500
 
SAT Score Details
 
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details4 classes and scores

Sports

SportsField Hockey, Lacrosse

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesTutoring/Mentoring

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
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