College Admissions Info

noracbenson
noracbenson
New School - Parsons School of Design, ‘17
BS, Design and Applied Arts

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • 11 advice topics

Student Background

Digital Design and Making student at The New School/Parsons passionate about using design to improve people's lives and the world we live in. Portfolio at http://www.norabenson.com/.
From: Chicago , Illinois
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Parent, Both Parents, Sibling, Other Family Member
Admission: Regular Decision, Early Decision, Transfer
Applied To: 13 schools
Accepted At: Illinois, SLU, Colorado, Marquette, U Dayton, Miami OH, New School, CSULA, IUPUI
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

None Reported

High School Performance

3.90
GPA
Top 25%
Rank
High School Type: Religious

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball
Extracurricular Activities: Photography / Film, Yearbook
How Spent Summers:
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Awards Received:
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College Application Essays

College Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
24 Words
Probably the Illini sports fan club, starcourse,...





My favorite course thus far, and why
24 Words
Engineering Graphics and Design, Digital Making, Product...





What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
77 Words
Big schools are super bureaucratic and political (its all about who you know), UIUC engineering is very stressful and hard if your not...





How to approach transferring schools
22 Words
Try to find somewhere that fits you...





Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
42 Words
if your high school has **** counseling i would talk to another advisor,...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
6 Words
Yale, Brown,...





Why I declined other schools
3 Words
Cost...





Post-college plans
16 Words
Social impact consulting (design strategy,...





Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
30 Words
Apply for lots of scholarships and try to see...





My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
23 Words
Choose things that you actually like, employeers...





My advice about getting recommenders
173 Words
Make sure you think about it early on and help them as much as you can with writing the letter. Its great to send recommenders a resume and a list of reasons you think you'd be a good fit for the school/scholarship program you are applying to as well as your...