College Admissions Info

University of Connecticut, ‘17
BA, Elementary Education, English

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 8 advice topics

Student Background

I am a runner and an elementary education major at the University of Connecticut.
From: Killingworth , Connecticut
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Early Action, Transfer
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: Marist, UConn, College of NJ, Drew, Stonehill, Binghamton, Stony Brook
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1340
Highest SAT: 1890
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 10%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer, Cross Country, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Church, French Club, National Honor Society, Yearbook
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College Application Essays

Each act we do for others, each minute given to help someone in need, is an act, is a minute worth giving. For the past three summers I have participated in a camp called Catholic Heart Workcamp; a service based camp that unites teenagers from all over the country to help communities in need. Campers are split into groups and given a family or organization that they will work with for the week. I could tell a hundred stories of...

College Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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Greek life is very popular at UConn, but if you aren't interested in that there are hundreds of other extracurricular activities to get involved...

My favorite course thus far, and why
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Not many people know about this class, but it can be taken as a gen ed for any major, it is not a difficult class,...

How to approach transferring schools
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When I decided on my college, I never dreamed I would transfer, but things change and sometimes you have to make difficult decisions. The first thing I'll say about transferring is that it is difficult, no way around it, so make sure if you're going to do it it's for a good reason. Don't do it to be closer to your significant other or because you haven't made as many friends as you wanted. However, if you are unhappy or aren't being provided with the opportunities or education you expected, then don't be afraid of the process. The key is...

What I’d change about my application process
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My priorities were all over the place when I applied to college. I thought I knew what I wanted, and I never challenged those assumptions. I refused to look at schools I thought were "below" me or that I thought a lot of kids from my high school would go to. I wanted to get out of CT and be somewhere no one knew me. I thought it was important what the mascot and school colors were. I picked safety schools based on my ability to get into them and not about the programs or opportunities they had. When I...

Post-college plans
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I am an elementary education major, and my current plan for post-college is to join Teach for America and...

Why I ultimately chose my school
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I ended up deciding to transfer to UConn first and foremost because it has a great education program that allows me to graduate in 5 years with my bachelors and masters degrees. I also learned a lot from my first school; I thought I wanted to go to a small school, but I found that it really limited my opportunities as far as getting involved was concerned. I...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
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UConn is in a very rural town; literally it is the college students and the cows. That is something you have to be prepared for; if you are used to living in a big city with a lot...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
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The two clubs in which I am most involved are Future Educators and RunUC. If you are interested in applying to the Neag School of Education I HIGHLY recommend joining Future Educators. We have guest speakers that range from UConn professors to local principals and superintendents to members of the Connecticut Education Association which are extremely informative and can help you make decisions regarding your personal career goals. We also have many opportunities to go into the classroom and teach and interact with elementary and middle school students. These are excellent experiences just because they are a ton of fun,...