College Admissions Info

sam2718
sam2718
University of Central Florida ‘19
BS, Computer Science, Pre-Medicine Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

UCF Provost Scholar & BS/MD Program Admit, FSU Honors College Admit/Presidential Scholar Alternate, UF Honors College Admit/Lombardi Scholarship Semi-Finalist, Fordham LC Honors Program Admit/Dean's Scholar available to assist with admissions!
From: , Florida
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: UCF, Florida, FSU, Alabama, Fordham
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

2240
SAT
31
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1530
Highest SAT: 2240
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High School Performance

4.50
GPA
Top 1%
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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Dance, Tutoring/Mentoring, Model Congress / Model UN, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Science Club/Team, Yearbook, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Student Activities Committee, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Creative personal story
87 Words
I discussed my involvement in Florida Virtual School and how I grew as a leader in an online environment, and, subsequently, in an offline one as well. I highlighted my participation in four corporate professional leadership conferences as a featured student speaker, and how I embodied a highly academic, yet charismatic, virtual school student. I told my story in a poetic fashion and in media res, connecting my tale to the climate of Florida and my identity crisis surrounding my...



Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
152 Words
Duke's campus, a bit of an Elysian labyrinth, resembles a dichotomous, concealed place in my mind - one that craves intellect among industry and beauty among objectivity. It feels southern and warm, like the smile I greet others with, yet smart as a whip and as sharp as the branches that crack melodically with my footsteps. As I wander in silence, I enjoy a peaceful time with my aspirations: computer science mixed with an unavoidably interdisciplinary interest in English, art...



Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
366 Words
Prior to the Young Scholars Program this summer, I expected a slight challenge and a great deal of learning; yet, I was surprised at how humanizing the experience itself was for me. I was thrown into a group of 39 brilliant students and expected to perform under pressure. Perhaps I did not stand out solely on scientific abilities, but I persevered through every moment, and I influenced people to trust me as a confidant within hours. I realized one morning on...







Additional Essay Details:
1008 Words
At times I really wondered what I should write about for my college essays. Sometimes I questioned if I really had a great "story." The stories that perhaps people may want to know were ones I could not tell, as I could not explain my life adequately enough to for others to feel they have lived certain pains and struggles with me. I didn't want my essay to sound like a diary entry, even if Duke requested that they hear...















College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
277 Words
Focused, diverse, fun, efficient, and hardworking. We are in a career-hub here in Orlando, so UCF students are very driven to advance their professional careers. I have met international students, multilingual people, and students of all faiths, so the student body is extremely diverse here (which I love). Also, people vary on the political spectrum as well, which is wonderful for someone who takes a keen interest in all things local and national news. I have very liberal friends and quite conservative friends...







What I’d change about my application process
228 Words
I started the process in the mid-summer before senior year, which is something I highly recommend to any applicant. In general, I would have had more people look over my common application and work on how I phrased my activities. I had a lot of trouble meeting word counts for activities and therefore sold myself short on what I had achieved in high school. Also, I would not...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
430 Words
Advice/Overview of Ivy Interviews and Scholarship Weekends: I had interviews with both Harvard and Duke. The two experiences were somewhat different. I feel as though the interview means little to college admissions, as one component of your application CAN'T make or break your chances. The interview, however, is a great time to learn more about the school! My Harvard interviewer was a doctor, so I was able to discuss the medical school preparation he underwent and how he gained research positions easily at the university. My Duke interviewer was a lawyer who let me in on the greek life...









Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
29 Words
Football is getting more popular at UCF every year....





Why I ultimately chose my school
59 Words
There were multiple factors involved; I wanted to go to a large school with a strong comp sci...