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amara
amara
Barnard College ‘19
BA, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Los Angeles , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: USC, NYU, Barnard, BU, GWU, San Diego, BC
Denied At:
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

1750
SAT
26
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1250
Highest SAT: 1750
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High School Performance

3.60
GPA
High School Type: Boarding
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Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Dance, Track & Field, Basketball
Extracurricular Activities: Black Student Union
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College Application Essays

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...









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...





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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