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sksmith7
sksmith7
Cornell University, ‘18
BS, Communication and Media Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm studying communication at Cornell University in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
From: Irvington , New York
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Parent, Grandparent
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: Ithaca, Wisconsin, American, Cornell, Hobart, BU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

2040
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1430
Highest SAT: 2040
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High School Performance

3.88
GPA
N/A
Rank
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Community Cleanup / Service, French Club, Gay/Straight Alliance, Nursing Home Volunteer, School Choir, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, School Theater/Plays, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Your sibling’s story
508 Words
Each time I heard the crack of a bat meeting the ball, my heart swelled with pride. As I sat and inhaled the crisp, night air and gazed upon the setting sun on the peaceful Hudson River, I felt the best kind of joy possible as I watched my brother, the boy I had grown up with, play America’s favorite pastime. It was here on the neighborhood baseball fields where Alexander hit his first grand slam and pitched a...







Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
177 Words
While my primary academic interest is communications, I am also considering sociology and theater as perhaps a second major and/or minor. The ability to major and minor across different schools at American University provides me with the opportunity to pursue all my passions, a trait that initially drew me to its campus. With this freedom, I hope to further specialize my preoccupation with communications in hopes of curating my potential field. If possible, I would like to figure out...



Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
590 Words
The first time I was exposed to journalism was when I took an hour out of my busy day camp schedule to make my own camp newspaper in the midst of tennis and arts and crafts classes. I loved every minute of it, not only because we got to be in the airconditioned computer lab the entire time, but becasue we had the privilege of laying out, writing, reporting for, and designing our own newspaper. Of course, what we published...









Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
229 Words
Since Emory’s Journalism Program is unfortunately closing this year, I would construct a class titled, “Women in the Media” that all students could take regardless of their area of study. No prior knowledge of journalism or prerequisites would be needed to complete the course. It would be largely discussion based and would cover the history of female celebrities and how publications have depicted them starting in the twentieth century and running up to present day. In my women’s...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
228 Words
As an undergraduate student at Emory University, I would involve myself with a variety of campus activities including theater, a Cappella groups, and community service projects similar to the activities my resume reflects. Since I am already extremely interested in theater, I would come to Emory with a lust for show business that would propel me to take on leadership roles within the program. I enjoy many aspects of theater so I would thrive in a setting rich with opportunities...





Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
392 Words
Already, I am sure I would love Ithaca College. Becoming a member of the honors program would only enhance my collegiate experience. From what I could see at the open house I attended in October, the students are excited to be learning at such a fine institution. They have unlimited zest for what they study, whether it be the arts, sociology, or journalism, my personal primary interests. Ithaca expertly caters to all my passions. I have always enjoyed academic environments....







Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
254 Words
This summer, I realized what life could have in store for me as a student in the College Prep Program at Northwestern University. I discovered potential educational opportunities that would be available to me as a member of the Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences Class of 2018. I was grateful to get a taste for the quality of a Northwestern education by connecting with my top-tier professors, David Nelson in Journalism, and Jessica Koski in Sociology....





Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
295 Words
I am a person with a broad variety of academic and extracurricular interests. I have always been involved in a range of activities including community service, theater, journalism, and tennis. I knew Hamilton was a place that could allow me to explore my many passions from the moment I stepped on to the campus. Hamilton is the perfect school for my academic needs. I tend to have a slight shyness when it comes to speaking up in a big class;...





Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
387 Words
I am a feminist. My obsessions with (patriarchal) Broadway shows and boy-meets-girl de(giving women less power) romantic comedies might beg to differ but over the years, as I’ve slowly developed a sense of self, I’ve realized that the person I am and the person I want to be is a leader. As a young woman, this dream has usually constituted itself as wanting to be a woman with power and poise. I used to imagine myself strutting...







Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
252 Words
As a prospective journalist, I believe it is beneficial to gain experience and knowledge to set up a successful career early. To follow this path, I must enroll in a highly-regarded journalism school that offers me the best connections. I was enlightened to find out recently that the late outstanding reporter and columnist, David Carr, was a professor in Boston University’s College of Communication. I hold the upmost respect and admiration for Carr and thus, this information provided the...





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