amcgraw2
amcgraw2,
Rochester ‘19
B.S., Neuroscience
I am a rising sophomore at the University of Rochester, studying Neuroscience and Bioethics on a pre-med track
Features Included
5
Essays
16
Schools
7
Scores
5
Advice
5
ECs
3
Sports

Background

Hometown Seattle, Washington
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish, German

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)
  • Franklin and Marshall College (Lancaster, PA)
  • Bucknell University (Lewisburg, PA)
  • Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)
  • Clark University (Worcester, MA)
  • Colgate University (Hamilton, NY)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Pitzer College (Claremont, CA)
  • Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY)
  • University of San Diego (San Diego, CA)
  • University of Vermont (Burlington, VT)
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University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)

Applied for a B.S. in Neuroscience

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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¡Hola chicos! ¡Vamos! ¿Que tal? ¿Bien? Bueno chicos, primero vamos a empezar con este trabajo. ¿Si? ¡Bueno! So began my first class, in my new school, in my new country. As much as I'd like to say my transition into school in Zurich was seamless, that is not the case. Having taken three years of Spanish in Seattle, I thought I knew enough, and was overconfident when I walked into class on the first day of school. A typical...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
228 Words
If I were part of the admissions committee at Redlands, I would ask the following question as part of the application: “What is the most important thing you’ve learned in high school?” I would ask this question because I believe that it shows a lot about the student in very different ways. By basically asking what was the most important aspect of his or her high school experience, the admissions council can see the ways in which the student...
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Supplemental Essay Diversity statement
189 Words
During my four years at Bucknell, I want to double major in neuroscience and biochemistry. I am very interested in pursuing pre-med during college, because eventually my dream is to go to med school and become a surgeon. Not only do I want to perform surgeries, I would want a lot of my time to be spent in the lab researching new cures for diseases and performing clinical trials based off my research with the hope of finding a cure...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
122 Words
I believe every individual should strive to create positive social change in his or her community, and that each contribution is large enough to make a difference. An example of how I have been able to impact my community is through an internship at a low-income clinic in Seattle. Working there, I was able to gain insights into different aspects of my community. I had interned in hospitals before, but patients there were more or less the same. At the...
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Additional Essay Details
26 Words
Each school had specific and unique questions and I tried my best to answer them in a way in which I knew the school would appreciate.
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General Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
108 Words
My school prides itself on having a 100% acceptance rate to colleges, but overlooks the fact that those colleges may not be the best for the students. I was never challenged, in fact...
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How to increase chances at my school
66 Words
My school is very unique, and extremely diverse. During the application and interview process, make sure to talk about every...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
78 Words
I definitely recommend volunteering a lot and interning, and just building a huge network of wonderful people who can write good references for...
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Post-college plans
33 Words
I plan on majoring in neuroscience on a pre-med track,...
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How I chose schools to apply to
83 Words
I mostly focused on what the school offered, in terms of classes that would be the most fun and the most fulfilling. After seeing which...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.45
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypeOther Private
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Low one semester/year
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2400
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1600
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details1 classes and scores

Sports

SportsSoccer (Recruited), Track & Field (Recruited), Basketball

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesAnimal Foster Care Provider / Animal Rescue Volunteer, Community or summer theater/plays, Dance, Model Congress / Model UN, Debate Club/Team
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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