College Admissions Info

Russell Sage College, ‘19
BS, International Business

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Work hard, write harder.
From: New York , New York
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: Yes
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: Sibling, Other Family Member
Admission: Regular Decision, Early Decision, Accepted From Waitlist
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Brown, Fordham, Yale-NUS, Northwestern, CMU, NYIT, Ohio State, Stony Brook, UNO, Rutgers, Hunter, Baruch, Ohio, SUNY Old Westbury, U of Minnesota, NYU, Cornell
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Arabic, German, Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1410
Highest SAT: 2000
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High School Performance

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Top 1%
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: Charity Drive Organizing, Dance, Homecoming committee, School Band, Student Council / Government, Student Activities Committee
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College Application Essays

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...

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...

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...

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.

College Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
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I absolutely loved taking Sociology 101. My professor had...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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Exciting, feminine,...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
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They take school spirit really seriously! I...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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A lot of the girls there seem to...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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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...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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You can do anything in the summer that is productive and...

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...

Post-college plans
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Ultimately, I plan on going to law school. My school has an awesome program that...

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
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I sent in what I called an honest letter. I forgot to send Fordham my SAT scores...