College Admissions Info

University of Rochester, ‘19
BS, Neuroscience

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a rising sophomore at the University of Rochester, studying Neuroscience and Bioethics on a pre-med track
From: Seattle , Washington
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: F&M, Bucknell, Case, CU, Clark, Colgate, Cornell, Dickinson, Drew, LMU, Pitzer, Skidmore, Redlands, Rochester, San Diego, UVM
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish, German

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1600
Highest SAT: 2400
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High School Performance

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Top 1%
High School Type: Other Private
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Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer (Recruited), Track & Field (Recruited), Basketball
Extracurricular Activities: Animal Foster Care Provider / Animal Rescue Volunteer, Community or summer theater/plays, Dance, Model Congress / Model UN, Debate Club/Team
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College Application Essays

¡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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

College 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...

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...

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...

Post-college plans
33 Words
I plan on majoring in neuroscience on a pre-med track,...

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...