College Admissions Info

Swarthmore College, ‘19
BS, Political Science and Government, Environmental Studies

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Personal statement
  • 1 supplemental essays
  • 1 advice topics

Student Background

I am honored to be a college freshman at Swarthmore College: Class of 2019! I am a Questbridge Regular Decision scholar and was amazed to be admitted to the 3rd best liberal arts school through an early write. Feel free to ask many any questions! :)
From: Las Vegas , Nevada
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No, Sibling
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Swarthmore, Haverford, Wesleyan, St. John's, W&L U, Trinity, Davidson
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: English

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1320
Highest SAT: 1860
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 5%
High School Type: Magnet
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

None reported

College Application Essays

Paperwork consumes the room. Some essays are stacked to the ceiling while others are crumbled in the trash. Despite their placement, their screams are the same: “I’m smart! I’m different! Pick me!” For an admissions officer, this scene is too familiar and resembles their surroundings as they skim essays to answer the question: “why is this applicant different?” For an applicant like me, this scene evokes terror and causes the applicant to spend days dedicated to finding the...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
246 Words
I’ll never forget logging onto the Questbridge website as a non-match finalist, clicking on the Swarthmore overview, and completing the virtual tour; immediately, I fell in love. It wasn’t just the existence of the Swarthmore Honors Program or the First Year Tutorials that sparked my admiration for Swarthmore. After spending hours on the Swarthmore website exploring the quirky traditions and the remarkable tri-college consortium program, I discovered the sustainability program and forwarded my application to Swarthmore almost immediately. ...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
26 Words
While one should never obsess over standardized test...