College Admissions Info

Northwestern University, ‘18
BA, Economics, History

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Deerfield , Illinois
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic, White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 3 schools
Accepted At: WashU, Northwestern
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish, German

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1570
Highest SAT: 2330
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High School Performance

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Top 5%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: Community Cleanup / Service, Spanish Club
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College Application Essays

An Argentine Background I recently finished reading Malcolm Gladwell’s bestseller, Outliers, in which he aims to debunk the commonly held misconception that success is simply a function of merit, hard work, or innate talent. Rather, Gladwell points to other factors that influence one’s ability to become a high achiever later on in life, namely family and cultural legacy. This book was particularly thought provoking for me because of the distinct environment in which I grew up. My mother...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
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Northwestern: My First, Second, and Third Choice Northwestern University fosters a myriad of academic perks that I hope to utilize. Northwestern’s quarter system would allow me to tap into my academic curiosity not only by enabling me to take more classes each year, but also by suiting my desire to double-major. Throughout high school, I have incorporated a diverse schedule to find those fields that truly capture my attention. Three subjects have particularly stood out: economics, history, and Spanish....

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
11 Words
Make more work-study...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
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Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity - I have...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
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After having spent a year at northwestern...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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I did not use a private application tutor, and...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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I would either get a job or work...

My advice about getting recommenders
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Only ask teachers that you had either Senior year or Junior year. If you ask a teacher that you had...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
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RESEARCH RESEARCH RESEARCH and SPECIFICITY SPECIFICITY SPECIFICITY. The school wants to know that you have done your...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
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Northwestern is a beautiful campus because it is located directly on Lake Michigan. However, this...