College Admissions Info

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catyatsmith
Smith College ‘19
BA, English

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Smith College Class of 2019. English Language and Literature Major.
From: Queens , New York
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Other Family Member
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 12 schools
Accepted At: Smith, Clark, UMass
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

1870
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1330
Highest SAT: 1870
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:
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High School Performance

3.80
GPA
Top 25%
Rank
High School Type: Religious
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, Drama Production Crew, Yearbook, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Family background
649 Words
My father drove the red bus. From the time I was born to my ninth year, I was sure that when I saw a red Triboro Coach bus, I was amongst family. Endless lines of scarlet buses were a constant fixture, blurring in my vision like a succession of cardinals in flight, as constant as the yellow handwriting books and pink Barbie dolls that colored my world. Next, came white signs and sad gray people on the television screen and...









Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
202 Words
QUESTION: What was the best gift you've ever given? I am a big fan of cards. Birthday cards, Christmas cards, even Halloween cards. They are all opportunities to let others know what we truly feel and why we feel that way. I write them with bright colored pens and big words like stupendous and love. It should be no surprise, then, that the best gift I have ever given came with a card. My best friend had had less than...





Additional Essay Details:
45 Words
I wrote my essay about a highly personal experience: my father going on strike. I decided on this topic because it told a great deal about me as a person and my experiences, but also was unique and might not have been used a lot.

College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
51 Words
I interviewed with Trinity College and Yale University. My Trinity interview went very well and...





How I chose schools to apply to
23 Words
Schools with strong English programs and a...





5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
7 Words
Passionate, intelligent,...





What I’d change about my application process
31 Words
I would focus on applying to schools that were...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
21 Words
Volunteer if you are able to....





Why I declined other schools
13 Words
Financial aid was not...





My advice about getting recommenders
47 Words
Pick teachers who know you well. Think about your grades and behavior in their...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
48 Words
Smith has a very close knit community that is passionate about social justice among...





How to increase chances at my school
14 Words
Show interest and show...