eph4lyfe,
Williams ‘18
B.A.
Rising sophomore at Williams College
Features Included
5
Essays
12
Schools
1
Scores
5
Advice
4
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Garland, Texas
GenderMale
EthnicityBlack / African American
AdmissionRegular Decision
First Gen College StudentNo
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Williams College (Williamstown, MA)
  • Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA)
  • Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME)
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  • Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
  • Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY)
  • Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH)
  • Kenyon College (Gambier, OH)
  • Carleton College (Northfield, MN)
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Williams College (Williamstown, MA)

Applied for a B.A. in

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
As I run, my elder sister douses me with a spray of cool water. I relish the chill on my bare skin. Dashing through lawns, I move with abandon. I am a boy whose voice parts the sea. Laughs carry me home. I am greeted by my father's grin. His fingers tickle my skin. He lifts me to the heavens. I smile, and life smiles with me. Or so I think. Nostalgia distorts the past. I do not remember the...
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Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
472 Words
N/A
I reminisce about days of sky, good books, and dreams that always seemed within our grasp. Life was something to be discovered, not conquered. We learned because it was all we could do. It wasn’t about getting the right answer; sometimes, we didn’t even need an answer. It wasn’t about being the smartest, the most intellectual, or the best. It was all about discovery. As children we were little scientists, discovering ourselves everyday, and we were beautiful....
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School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
278 Words
Why Northwestern? As a child, I looked at the world with curious eyes. I sought to understand the dynamics ​​that build strong friendships. My childhood perspective allowed me to appreciate the heartwarming camaraderie of Northwestern. It’s a community that nurtures long - lasting relationships, displayed in the strength of the Wildcat alumni network and the campus culture. Northwestern is diverse, not just in spreadsheets and charts, but in interests. Each of ​t​he six schools offers its own distinct...
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Supplemental Essay Using a metaphor
320 Words
Imagine looking through a window at any environment that is particularly significant to you. Reflect on the scene, paying close attention to the relation between what you are seeing and why it is meaningful to you. Please limit your statement to 300 words. Grass lives in the cracks of broken asphalt. Trees stand in solitude, little islands of green life against the cold gray of concrete and bright sheen of glass. Clouds float across the heavens, white wisps against an obsidian...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
473 Words
Swarthmore's residential liberal arts community is shaped by its intellectually and culturally vibrant members, who come together to learn and grow through their shared and unique experiences. Briefly discuss how your academic and life experiences would inform, affect, and strengthen our community of thinkers I reminisce about days of sky, good books, and dreams that always seemed within my grasp. Life was something to be discovered, not conquered. I learned because it was all I could do. It wasn’t...
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General Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
6 Words
Acapella, athletics,...
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Athletic, intelligent,...
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What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
6 Words
Weather is...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
7 Words
I didn't...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
28 Words
I like that I know my professors really...
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High School Performance

Unweighted GPA
3.49
 
Rank
N/A
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Low at first but improved

Test Scores

Highest ACT
31
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesAcademic Decathlon, Church, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Spanish Club

Experience & Awards

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