College Admissions Info

LPeterzell
LPeterzell
Washington University in St. Louis ‘18
BA, Chemistry, Pre-Law Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Tarrytown , New York
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents, Grandparent, Other Family Member
Admission: Regular Decision, Early Action, Accepted From Waitlist
Applied To: 12 schools
Accepted At: Tulane, Binghamton, UVM, Tufts, WashU, Wesleyan
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

2090
SAT
34
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1460
Highest SAT: 2090
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High School Performance

4.30
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Marching Band, School Band, School Jazz / Orchestra, School Theater/Plays, Spanish Club
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Place you’re content
590 Words
I was a passionate animal lover yet a devoted meat connoisseur. I could name countless cuts of steak and the optimal cooking style for each one. That changed just one month prior to my 15th birthday when I saw a documentary called Glass Walls. I sat shocked and appalled, watching images of the unspeakable cruelty that occurs during the slaughter process. Upon conclusion, the narrator encouraged viewers to try vegetarianism for 30 days. This meant that I would be giving up...









Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
290 Words
From the time I was very little, I loved negotiating with my parents. Whether it was convincing them to buy me a new game or to extend my curfew, my arguments were always carefully crafted and delivered. Even when the final ruling was against me, I enjoyed the process of getting my point across, which led to my interest in becoming a lawyer. It was disconcerting when I realized that my strongest subject in school and the one I found...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
102 Words
I am most proud of memorizing the solubility rules for ions in chemistry. Knowing whether ions will form a solid, liquid, gas or aqueous solution is the foundation of understanding other aspects of chemistry such as writing net ionic equations and knowing whether or not a reaction will occur. The rules are extensive and complex, and unlike studying for an exam or completing a challenging homework assignment, I spent many hours over several weeks mastering the rules. I actually enjoy...



Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
88 Words
Tenth grade Honors Chemistry led me to discover that chemistry was the subset of science that most interested me. I pursued that interest by taking AP Chemistry where I was exposed to far more difficult material that affirmed my passion for the subject. This year I was asked to be a teacher’s assistant for my Honors Chemistry teacher. I look forward to being on the teaching end of the spectrum where I hope that my enthusiasm about chemistry will...



Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
197 Words
The music of the decades before I was born inspires me every day and one of my all-time favorite songs is "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" by The Kinks. While I love the powerful guitar rhythm, it is the lyrics that really strike me. I'm not like everyone else, and never have been, so I set out to find a college community that would truly embrace me and who I am destined to become. I found this community at Brown....



Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
146 Words
Becoming a vegetarian introduced me to a community of fellow environmentalists who truly care about protecting animals, the environment, and Earth’s resources. Through this community I joined groups such as the Humane Society and the Sierra Club which enable me to share my values and connect with like-minded individuals. Conversing with people who are more experienced not only deepens my understanding and awareness about my personal causes, but also strengthens my commitment to actively support them. I sign petitions...



College Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
86 Words
Introduction to Theatre Production. The course was really laid back, fun, and didn't have a lot of work. The professor was very down-to-earth and understood how...





Post-college plans
18 Words
After college, I plan to...





Why I ultimately chose my school
102 Words
I was between WashU and Tufts and as far as I was concerned, most everything about the schools seemed very similar, including the academics, extra-curriculars, and the type of people there....





My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
55 Words
I participate in KWUR, our college radio station. I had never done radio before or even thought...





What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
73 Words
Every student is required to take Writing 1, regardless of what English/Writing classes you took in high school and how well you...