College Admissions Info

Cornell University, ‘19
BA, Labor and Industrial Relations

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

It may not seem like college is possible but speaking as a first generation latina let me show you that it is.
From: Miami , Florida
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: Yes
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 12 schools
Accepted At: FIU, FSU, Florida, Miami, Tulane, Williams, American, Amherst
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1280
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 25%
High School Type: Magnet
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Homework Heroes, After School Program Coordinator, Debate Club/Team, Debate Club/Team, Key Club, National Honor Society, Science Club/Team
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College Application Essays

Dim lighting and freshly cut roses provides the room with a welcoming ambiance. Family that hasn't gathered in some time and friends that should be family join to celebrate this moment. I had spent a better part of the past year preparing for this one event. A "Quinceñera" is the night a girl never forgets, her introduction into society as a woman rather than a young girl. That night was everything I had hoped, a young girl in a...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
193 Words
Swarthmore’s liberal approach to education will ensure I receive the best college experience available. I want to attend an institution that is able to provide me with personal relationships with my professors, Swarthmore will give me just that. I can see myself walking around the campus and being able to recognize the faces of the minds that are on the same journey I find myself on. A journey of self- exploration and intellectual curiosity. The college’s proximity to...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
266 Words
"I waited for my destiny to unfold, a child as helpless as an insect trapped in a wicked web not of its own making." - Princess by Jean Sasson. Prior to entering tenth grade I was provided a list of books I could read over the break, Princess immediately caught my attention. This past summer I decided to read the book once more, and I found myself understanding Sultana's story from a whole new perspective. I've experienced sexism in my...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
252 Words
An array of colors, from red to violet, all making an appearance in this natural phenomenon that is a rainbow. Rainbows make me happy, I’m aware that there is a scientific reason they exist, but that’s irrelevant to me, I like to believe they are magical and represent innocence. When I see a rainbow I am reminded of my childhood and my unwillingness to grow up. I can’t help but open my eyes wide and curve my...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
258 Words
Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” After 13 years of receiving an education that covered a breadth of knowledge I have managed to retain I maintain that there is no such thing as a useless topic or material that “will never be used in life.” With this being said I take a great liking to American University’s value of the same ideals of I am intellectually provoked by the...

College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
9 Words
motivated dedicated...

What I’d change about my application process
28 Words
Work at a steady pace, procrastination will not...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
48 Words
I had an interview for Yale and I think one of the best things...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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Find programs that genuinely interest you whether internship or service based. It is a definite...

Why I ultimately chose my school
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Ultimately my decision on a college was easy because my...

My advice about getting recommenders
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Find teachers which taught you in a subject you truly enjoyed whether it was...