College Admissions Info

matt.schwolsky
matt.schwolsky
Tulane University ‘18
BA,

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a sophomore at Tulane University in New Orleans
From: New York , New York
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: Tulane
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2220
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1520
Highest SAT: 2220
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High School Performance

3.20
GPA
High School Type: Boarding
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Lacrosse
Extracurricular Activities: Tutoring/Mentoring, Student Activities Committee
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Story central to identity
668 Words
Phillips Academy describes itself on its website as a school “where bright kids become sophisticated thinkers and imaginative leaders.” For me the key word in that description is “become” because I believe that after a difficult and disappointing start at Andover, as a Senior I have become a mature, focused student excited about the classes I take and enthusiastic about contributing to the intellectual and social fabric of the school. I have also learned how to learn from my mistakes,...









College Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
24 Words
My favorite course so far has been...





What I’d change about my application process
11 Words
I would have...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
49 Words
New Orleans is an amazing college city. The food is outstanding and a park is...





What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
16 Words
Public service is really big...





My advice about getting recommenders
16 Words
Build up a good repertoire...