College Admissions Info

Taylor B.
Taylor B.
High Point University, ‘17
BA, Computer Science, Game and Interactive Media Design

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hi I'm Taylor! I'm a junior at HPU. I love to read, write, and play video games, sometimes even all at once.
From: Brentwood , Tennessee
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: High Point, TTU, Purdue
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: English

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1270
Highest SAT: 1770
Highest ACT:
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 50%
High School Type: Other Private
Academic Performance in High School: Some good some bad
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Green Club
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College Application Essays

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
350 Words
Summarize my life in a phrase? Many people would respond to this with words such as risky or challenging, sensational or mysterious. But for me, I would have to use a word that is much more spontaneous and unexpected. ‘One Big Upchuck.’ I know, I know, the visuals are not terribly pleasant, and they might unsettle one’s stomach a bit as well, but when one thinks of this phrase, however horrid it may be, as a summary of a...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
477 Words
The Good Samaritan—someone who willingly helps others in their time of need. My role model and the ultimate Good Samaritan, I believe, is my grandfather, Randal Barkley. Everyone knows these individuals. Multiple stories are heard about them everywhere on the TV and radio, sometimes even witnessed first-hand. The Good Samaritan is the person who stops in the middle of the night to help someone sitting on the side of the road with a flat tire. The people who take...

Additional Essay Details:
94 Words
For my essay where I was told to summarize my life in a phrase, my college adviser did not like that I said One Big Upchuck. She did not think it would go across well. However, I still wanted to keep it on that topic, so I worked with my favorite English teacher and we edited it. I ended up being accepted into the school which was Purdue University, with that essay. So it goes to show that sometimes if...

College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
96 Words
While you're still in school the summers are the best opportunities for you to try new things or go to new places. Once you leave college and get a...