College Admissions Info

New York University, ‘19
BFA, Film, Video, and Photography

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Personal statement
  • 4 supplemental essays
  • 4 advice topics

Student Background

I'm going to NYU for film production. I'm also a musician and I love technology.
From: San Carlos , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 3 schools
Accepted At: NYU, Utah
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Highest ACT:
ACT Prep:

High School Performance

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High School Type: Other Private
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Application Additional Materials:

College Application Essays

662 Words
“Snow!” my friend shouted, looking incredulously at the small patch of white on the ground. I climbed up the last few rocks into the clearing right behind him and for a moment I was overcome with surprise and excitement at finding snow in, of all places, the Mojave Desert. I looked up and realized we had crested yet another false summit and that there was no way of knowing how far it was to the top. Even so, having come...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
325 Words
Creating and telling stories is something I’ve been doing all my life, whether consciously or not. From the adventure based games I used to play running around with my friends as a kid, to the more intentional stories in films. I’ve been involved with some form of music for all my life. As a kid I was banging on drumsets, now I play bass and regularly play in recitals and shows. I’ve also been experimenting with technology...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
319 Words
“How would you like to go to France for two weeks to film and play music?” I was talking to one of my mentors, Aidan, and he was telling me about a trip that was being planned for the summer. Aidan also told me he wanted to document the trip, and that he wanted my friend Jonah and me to film it. Afterward, as I continued to think about it, I realized that this would be the biggest and most...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
1145 Words
It was night. A small electric lantern hung from a tree branch stuck in the ground, casting shadows in the bushes at the edge of the clearing. It was cold too. Only wearing a light jacket and shorts, I was wishing we had been allowed to have a fire, but the forest hadn’t seen rain for months and was covered in dry Tan Oak leaves. I shook my head as I tried to stay awake. It seemed like hours...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
225 Words
The TV show Person Of Interest has some of the most interesting and connected characters and storylines I’ve ever seen. No detail is irrelevant, even if it seems unimportant it will reappear later as part of a much bigger plot or idea. The show even manages to create a crime boss who I would consider an ally, even though he often goes against the protagonists goals of preventing crime and saving innocent lives. The depth of the characters and...

College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
72 Words
I think the genuine depth and interest of a lot of my activities throughout highschool helped a lot. I was also homeschooled,...

What I’d change about my application process
54 Words
I definitely should have done everything earlier. I tend to work better near deadlines, and although...

Why I ultimately chose my school
103 Words
I only applied to 3 schools, and I got accepted to NYU and the University of Utah. From there, NYU was a pretty easy choice. Utah was my backup school, and I...

How I chose schools to apply to
254 Words
I chose schools based on their film program as the main factor. I also looked at how easy it was to be involved in things outside of your major, since I have other interests that I don't want to give up. I visited many of the schools I looked at online, which for me was very important. You don't know how a school will work for you until you've been there. For example, I did a...