amara
amara,
Barnard ‘19
B.A., Political Science and Government
Features Included
3
Essays
10
Schools
3
Scores
0
Advice
1
ECs
3
Sports

Background

Hometown Los Angeles, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityBlack / African American
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Barnard College (New York, NY)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • George Washington University (Washington, DC)
  • University of San Diego (San Diego, CA)
  • Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
  • American University (Washington, DC)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
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Barnard College (New York, NY)

Applied for a B.A. in Political Science and Government

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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I love to fail. Of course, the trailers of frustration and struggle that it tows is not desirable, but the outcome that it brings—progress, growth, maturity—are all worthwhile. My biggest (and favorite) failure happened after my transition from a public to private school, but the story starts much earlier than that. I never fell short of my self-defined expectations before Webb because to me, that was what failure was. My natural ambition perpetually pushed me forward and empowered...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
256 Words
My first memory of Barnard is my good friend’s navy Barnard crewneck. After seeing it repeatedly for a week straight, I got sick of wondering what “Barnard” was. I intended to quickly Google search it and skim its mission statement. This is not what happened. After spending an afternoon combing through the website, I came to the conclusion that Barnard was the perfect match for me for multiple reasons. One of these reasons is the opportunity to enter The...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
247 Words
While flipping through a Life Magazine recounting the 1960s, I came across an image of a woman whose name was not disclosed. In 1963, a photo was captured of her angrily dragging her son out of a recently desegregated school. Though she as an individual is not a familiar figure in history, her photographed opposition to the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement became a symbol for upholding the institution of segregation. While I would enjoy spending an hour with one of my...
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General Admissions Advice

High School Performance

GPA
3.60
(no specification of weighting)
High School TypeBoarding
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Low at first but improved
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
26
 
ACT Score Details
 
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
1750
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1250
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

SportsDance, Track & Field, Basketball

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesBlack Student Union
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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