College Admissions Info

New York University, ‘19
BA, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm a freshman at NYU in the Liberal Studies Core Program.
From: Chesterton , Indiana
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian, White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Other Family Member
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: NYU, Marquette, Loyola U Chicago, Valparaiso
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1460
Highest SAT: 2090
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 10%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Some good some bad
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: School Choir, Boy/Girl Scouts, Community Cleanup / Service, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

444 Words
Everything began my freshman year of high school when my cousin gave us his pug-beagle mix Chloe. Due to his small apartment in a Chicago suburb, he could not provide her with the space she so desperately wanted and needed. The idea to gift Chloe to his relatives that had recently moved into the area was soon born, and my house soon found itself with one more being inside of it. I immediately became enamored with our new pet. I...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
381 Words
When I was a little girl and my family still lived in New Jersey, going into New York City every so often was the highlight of my life. I have grown up since then, but New York still holds a special place in my heart to this day. Being a student at NYU would allow me to explore what it means to be me, Sereen, in a city while still having the amazing support network and learning opportunities NYU offers....

College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
55 Words
I wanted to be challenged. All of the colleges I had been accepted at would have challenged...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
110 Words
The supplement for NYU is a "Why Us?" essay, but they also ask "Why You?" A good topic for this essay would be to avoid focussing on what the admissions committee already knows:...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
96 Words
Find pre-college courses and programs in your area that involve things that interest you. I took a course on web design and HTML and another course on making a...

How I chose schools to apply to
145 Words
I knew from the start that I wanted to have a city at my disposal, so I focused my search on schools located in or near a city. I started with a list of schools that my sister had applied to and narrowed it...

My favorite course thus far, and why
69 Words
My favorite course(s) so far are my Writing I and II courses with Dr. Carley Moore. Carley lives in my...