College Admissions Info

University of Notre Dame, ‘19
BA, Political Science and Government, International Relations

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Lover of art, coffee, and a good book
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: Notre Dame, Richmond, MSU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1450
Highest SAT: 2080
Other SAT Scores:
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Highest ACT:
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Religious
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer
Extracurricular Activities: Student Council / Government, Church
Application Additional Materials:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Challenged a belief
533 Words
What makes a sandwich a sandwich? When weighing in the connotation and denotation, there becomes ample room for debate, one of my hidden talents. The question appeals to my constant pursuit of knowledge, my desire to form foolproof conclusions based on tireless research, and my humorous, sarcastic wit as I am able to weave puns and jokes throughout the discussion. It all started back in September of my junior year, lunch time, with one of my best friends. I observed...

Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
493 Words
Culture often defines the national heritage of an individual; yet, an imaginary line between two plots of land labeled as a country's border can be quickly changed, becoming irrelevant in an instant. The concept of culture fascinates me. I so often create art focused on culture that my fellow classmates joke around that instead of asking what I am creating next, they need to ask what part of the world I am working in next. Through my art pieces I...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
488 Words
Notre Dame satisfies all the major search categories I would use to find my dream school, very strong academics, close knit community, a great campus feel, exciting athletics, deep spiritual roots, etc. I appreciate everything Notre Dame has to offer me, but I also feel like the admissions committees as I look at the schools I apply to: many schools fit my description of a dream school. The deciding factor, then, is whether or not a school has a standout...

College Admissions Advice

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
81 Words
I was deferred by two schools (I got accepted at one and denied by another). I sent both a letter of desire alongside a...

What I’d change about my application process
75 Words
I would write my essays even further ahead of time, leave them alone for a few weeks, then come back to them and...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
171 Words
I interviewed with alumni from Georgetown and Princeton as well as with a student at William and Mary. My better interviews were with Princeton and William and Mary. I interviewed with William and Mary on-campus in the summer, and the experience involved questions asking about how I spend my summers, what...