College Admissions Info

University of Rochester ‘19
BA, Economics, International Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

University of Rochester Class of 2019
From: Ann Arbor , Michigan
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: Both Parents
Applied To: 13 schools
Accepted At: Syracuse, UNH, UMass, UConn, Colby, Rochester
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1470
Highest SAT: 2100
Other SAT Scores:

High School Performance

Top 50%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Basketball
Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, Church, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Hospital Volunteer

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Story central to identity
683 Words
When I boarded the plane in December 2006 to visit my relatives in Ghana for the first time, I anticipated a lighthearted vacation. Instead, my visit to Elmina Castle in Cape Coast fundamentally changed my understanding of the world and my role within it. During our stop at the first European slave-trading post in Sub-Saharan Africa, I listened intently as our tour guide detailed the atrocities that occurred at Elmina dating back to 1482. The moment millions of captured Africans passed through...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
238 Words
I am a “global citizen.” My cross-cultural upbringing in Ann Arbor, Michigan and my travels to West Africa and Central America leave me passionate about learning in a diverse community. Attending a large high school with limited minority representation reinforces this commitment, and I plan to join the African and Caribbean Student Association at Syracuse. I look forward to joining a community, which for over 150 years, has truly embraced diversity by having students that come from all 50 U.S. states...

Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
213 Words
Since the ninth grade, I have volunteered at Emerson Hospital in the Transport Department. The special bonds I continue to develop with patients are a constant weekly pleasure. I do my best to liven up what can be a dull hospital stint for patients by smiling, listening to stories, and conversing about the weather. In my years there, I have learned exchanging even a few kind words can have a tremendous impact. The elderly patients' subtle prejudices are unsurprising. In...

College Admissions Advice

Why I declined other schools
17 Words
Rochester gave the best financial...

How to increase chances at my school
27 Words
Show interest! If possible, try and visit the...

My advice about getting recommenders
24 Words
Make sure to ask teachers you personally...

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
29 Words
If you get waitlisted try and send the school...

What I’d change about my application process
17 Words
I would make the application...