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Russell Sage ‘19
B.S., International Business
Work hard, write harder.
Features Included
4
Essays
30
Schools
12
Scores
9
Advice
7
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown New York, New York
GenderFemale
EthnicityBlack / African American
AdmissionRegular Decision, Early Decision, Accepted From Waitlist
First Gen College StudentYes
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Arabic, German, Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Fordham University (New York, NY)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Ohio State University - Columbus (Columbus, Oh)
  • Stony Brook University - SUNY (Stony Brook, NY)
  • Rutgers, State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick (Piscataway, NJ)
  • Hunter College - CUNY (New York, NY)
  • Baruch College - CUNY (New York, NY)
  • Ohio University (Athens, OH)
  • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
  • Barnard College (New York, NY)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • Cooper Union (New York, NY)
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Russell Sage College (Troy, NY)

Applied for a B.S. in International Business

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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I change my name every time I go to Starbucks. Despite this, I will always remain a habitual volunteer. Giving is the most amazing feeling to me. I feel like if I can give someone something, even a minute out of my day, I feel like I have done something fulfilling. Most people talk about giving and describe their summer long stand at a local hospital or daycare. For me, giving is so much more than that. I am the...
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Supplemental Essay Strong beliefs/principles
617 Words
I believe that cultural stereotypes leads to benevolent treatment of others. In today’s society, it is inevitable. The culture and beliefs in a particular country varies. A highly debated subtopic of stereotyping is women’s rights. When I was about thirteen years old, I learned about the inspiring, heroic case of an Iranian woman in prison for defending herself from a man who tried to rape her. Her name was Reyhaneh Jabari. Jabari fell victim to the very corrupt...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
546 Words
The most important part of obtaining a college education is to share the things you learn with people who are not as fortunate. The things learned goes far beyond the classroom or lecture hall. I would love to study at the University of Pennsylvania because I have an imminent desire to learn and gain a wealth of knowledge so that I can share what I have I learned with other people. As a student who intends to study History and...
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Supplemental Essay Other
68 Words
The first essay is about a women who influenced my belief in cultural sensitivity. The second was a "Why Us" essay I wrote in my application to the University of Pennsylvania. I actually did not send my essay in for UPenn until two weeks before Ivy Week! I learned that despite being one of the most competitive schools in the country, they were totally sympathetic about my forgetfulness.
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General Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
25 Words
I absolutely loved taking Sociology 101. My professor had...
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Exciting, feminine,...
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What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
22 Words
They take school spirit really seriously! I...
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Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
27 Words
A lot of the girls there seem to...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
88 Words
A lot of schools even the ivies, were so intent on getting to know me as a person. They don't care about GPA's. They care about...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
38 Words
You can do anything in the summer that is productive and...
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Why I declined other schools
84 Words
A lot of people think I'm absolutely crazy for not going to Brown. Personally, I don't think its about the label or tittle. I know...
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Post-college plans
51 Words
Ultimately, I plan on going to law school. My school has an awesome program that...
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Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
57 Words
I sent in what I called an honest letter. I forgot to send Fordham my SAT scores...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.69
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Some good some bad
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2000
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1410
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details3 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesCharity Drive Organizing, Dance, Homecoming committee, School Band, Student Council / Government, Student Activities Committee
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Application Additional Materials

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