College Admissions Info

shika_lakshman
shika_lakshman
Emerson College, ‘18
BS, Marketing

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Freshman Marketing Communication student
From: Robbinsville , New Jersey
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian, Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: Emerson, Rutgers, UDel, JMU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Italian

Test Scores

1960
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1380
Highest SAT: 1960
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

3.20
GPA
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Some good some bad

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Choir, School Theater/Plays, Community Cleanup / Service, Drama Production Crew
How Spent Summers:
Work:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Place you’re content
591 Words
I can feel the weight of 1,000 strangers pushing at my back. Even though I don’t know anyone around me, there is a strange sort of kinship between us, a mutual hunger for what comes next. Like horses chomping at the bit, everyone is jostling each other in excitement, in waiting. That moment in which I am truly content, is at a concert. The gnawing anticipation that comes in the days prior becomes worth it when I step into the...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
174 Words
My entire life, I have been told I talk too much, and I am completely at ease with that. I love getting my turn, from being part of school plays from kindergarten to 12th grade, to simply not backing down when I know I am right. My desire to reach out to others has transformed into an interest in communications, and how to explore different avenues within communications. I have always connected well with other people; my school choir has...



Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
205 Words
On problem-solving: This past summer, I spent two weeks in Ghana, and volunteered at the Street Children Project, which aims to send girls living on the street back home to their families, or at least stabilize their lives. The majority of the girls spoke very little English, if any, and once they came back to the shelter for food and time as a regular girl, I had to figure out how to communicate with them. The girls wanted to play...





College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
6 Words
Creative, driven,...





What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
67 Words
I knew before arriving that Emerson was very arts-focused, but what I didn't know was how much. It's not for...





How I chose schools to apply to
67 Words
I knew I wanted to be in a city, so that was a priority, as well as distance from home,...





Why I declined other schools
70 Words
My chosen major wasn't as big of a priority at the larger state schools I was accepted to, and I wanted...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
99 Words
I'm right in the heart of Boston, so I get everything. We have an open campus so we're a part of the city. We have Chinatown right near us, the...