College Admissions Info

The College of New Jersey - TCNJ, ‘18
BA, Music Teacher Education

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a music education student at TCNJ. I am a huge band nerd, but also love books and video games. Netflix is a huge way for me to spend my free time, as well as lifeguarding.
From: Hillsborough , New Jersey
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: College of NJ, UMass, UDel
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1500
Highest SAT: 2160
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Marching Band, School Band
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College Application Essays

Home is not always a place where you live. Home isn’t always where you spend time with family or eat dinner. Such places are superficial, almost superfluous. Home is where you can truly be yourself, like nowhere else in today’s world. Home is where you never have to worry about being judged, and where you can be absolutely comfortable. For me, my home is the band room. The first time I ever stepped foot in my high school's...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
496 Words
Wallace Bacon, an eminent literary scholar, wrote that the liberal arts, or humanities, "are concerned with the question of what makes life worth living." In light of this, tell us about a meaningful work of literature (poetry or prose), piece of music, or work of art, and describe how it illustrates Wallace's point. What is its significance to you personally and/or academically? Music has long been an important part of my life, from the time I picked up the...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
552 Words
Many years from now, you are looking back on your life and writing your memoirs. What would be the highlights and why? Talk about who you hope to have been as a colleague, citizen and agent for positive change. (200-500 words) High school is not all about the homework and the grades and the relationships and the drama. High school is the time where you start to branch out into the world, start to move away from home, and take...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
317 Words
"You don’t become great by trying to be great. You become great by wanting to do something, and then doing it so hard that you become great in the process." - Randall Munroe '06, webcomic and xkcd founder. In your opinion, what qualities define a great leader? (200-500 words) The main objective that any leader should hold, despite how high their status is, is to earn the respect of his/her followers by helping them improve. One cannot lead...

College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
21 Words
Definitely get a job. The money...

Post-college plans
11 Words
I plan to...

Why I ultimately chose my school
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I chose my school for...