College Admissions Info

Bowdoin College, ‘19
BA, Computer Science, Arabic Language and Literature

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am an aspiring programmer, computer science and Arabic at Bowdoin College. I love learning, volunteering, shopping, reading, and traveling!
From: Forest Heights , Maryland
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: Parent, Other Family Member
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Bowdoin, Wellesley, Smith, GWU, Fisk, FAMU, Bennett, Tuskegee, F&M, UMBC
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1480
Highest SAT: 2120
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High School Performance

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High School Type: Other Private
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Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Track & Field, Basketball
Extracurricular Activities: Black Student Union, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Other Religious Affiliation, Boy/Girl Scouts
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College Application Essays

My mother is what Scandal’s heroine, Olivia Pope, would describe as a gladiator-commanding attention, refracting nonsense, and cleaning up any problems that arise. At the core of my identity, my mother’s swagger and problem-solving mechanisms have rubbed off on me. Yet, her most enviable quality is her creativity. At a young age, my mother led me on a journey, handing me the key to the gates of success and letting my imagination roam freely to the farthest reaches...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
1140 Words
Stanford Supplement 1. Name your favorite books, author, films, and/or artists. (50-word limit) The DaVinci Code, Any Geronimo Stilton Book, The Invisible Man David Baldacci, Dan Brown, Joanne Fluke, James Patterson, Maya Angelou Goldfinger, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Transformers Beyoncé, Claude Monet 2. What newspapers, magazines, and/or websites do you enjoy? (50-word limit) BuzzFeed, Seventeen Magazine, USA Today, Express Newspaper, Flip Board,, The Woodley Leaves (School’s Newspaper) 3. What is the most significant challenge that society faces...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
99 Words
When I first started researching Tufts, I immediately fell in love with the plethora of academic opportunities, especially the Experimental College. Yet, the Undergraduate Admissions page sealed the deal. From the creative fireside chat with the Dean to the Procrastinator’s Guide to Applying to Tufts, the admissions office oozed with sentiments of community that many students echoed in their blog posts. For me, a great college education is not merely what happens inside the classroom, but the conversations and...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
80 Words
I would have definitely applied to fewer schools - I applied to 23! - and I would have started writing my essays in the summer....

Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
75 Words
I am interested in a very technical field, yet I am attending a liberal arts college. I had a ton of questions about...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
91 Words
Think back to the time when you decided to apply to this school. Was it because some one recommended it to you and you fell in love...

How I chose schools to apply to
85 Words
I applied to twenty-three schools. Even though it seems like I was just applying to random schools, I picked them out strategically to give myself options....

What I’d change about my application process
58 Words
I would have definitely started my application process earlier. I started in September, but the moment you...