College Admissions Info

lcosta
lcosta
George Washington University ‘19
BA, International Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hi! I am a current freshman attending George Washington University and majoring in International Relations. GW was one of my top schools so I only applied to one other school. I received a Presidential scholarship at GW and applied regular decision.
From: Newtown Square , Pennsylvania
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 3 schools
Accepted At: GWU, American
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

1720
SAT
29
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1230
Highest SAT: 1720
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High School Performance

3.86
GPA
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High School Type: Religious
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Rowing (Crew)
Extracurricular Activities: Multicultural / International Club, Community Cleanup / Service
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College Application Essays

It was a normal Saturday at my local mall, when out of nowhere I was approached by a woman who gave me a chance to experience something most teenage girls could only dream about; I was scouted by a modeling agency. Without question I took the leap, accepted the offer and went to the agency for further scrutinization. Each new step seemed like a test I had to pass, without the ability to study or know answers.I was finally ...







Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
232 Words
Change happens gradually and and can only be achieved by individual action. At GW, I will rely on my studies to help create changes in our world such as the stigma surrounding Islam, mediating between different groups, and promoting greater mutual understanding. Many people are scared of the unknown and the media capitalizes on this fear by making headlines that falsely represent or exaggerate world events. This sensonalization is most prevalent in stories that involve race and religion, topics most...





Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
262 Words
I chose American University because of its diverse selection of majors and minors which I knew I would need due to my fickle nature. If there is one certain thing about me, it is that I will always be curious. American University caters to this type of student and offers the ability to choose untraditional combinations of majors. My goals simply are to explore all of my interests and learn as much as possible in whichever subject incites my curiosity....





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
254 Words
When I discuss globally significant issues, people claim important topics are a stable economy, war over resources, or terrorism; I consider these things important but they do not hold much weight in my mind. I know there are people without basic human rights or resources who could care less about the economy and live the horrors of modern day slavery. The media is guilty of emphasizing the wrong aspects too, those that only affect us in the developed world, and...





Additional Essay Details:
42 Words
The supplement for colleges will change almost every year and will depend on whether you are applying to a special program or for a specific scholarship. The most common supplement is why GW or American or whichever school you are applying to.

College Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
202 Words
At GW volunteerism and being active in some area of politics go a long way. Since the school in is the center of DC, politics are inherently a part of the campus and comprise a large portion of the student orgs. So, as a result GW obviously wants students that will participate in the living learning atmosphere by participating in student...