College Admissions Info

boomboom
boomboom
Boston University, ‘19
BA, Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I currently major in Biology with a minor in Public Health.
From: Brooklyn , New York
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Brandeis, Howard, NYU, Northeastern, Temple, URI, Rutgers, Binghamton, SUNY Buffalo, Hunter, CUNY City, Fordham, SUNY Albany, SUNY Geneseo, St. John's, LIU Brooklyn, SC, UDel
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Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2090
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1460
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High School Performance

4.00
GPA
Top 5%
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High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Yearbook, National Honor Society, Student Activities Committee, NAACP / NAAAP / Other Minority Professional Association, Community Cleanup / Service, Prom Committee, Science Club/Team
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College Application Essays

"Only boys are good are good at science and math." Ugh. Hearing that statement sometimes makes me upset, but I know that the statement is false. Many women have excelled in the STEM career fields, one in particular being Marie Curie, whose intense research led to the discovery of radioactivity. For her contribution to the science world, she was awarded a Nobel Prize. But on her journey to greatness, she encountered obstacles because of her gender, in particular struggling to...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
248 Words
Boston University possesses many qualities that have drawn me to apply for admission. Starting with the basics, it's location in the heart of the city of Boston and its large student body have attracted me. As a resident of New York City, the hustle and bustle of city life may seem overwhelming and lonely, but in my opinion, the urban environment forces you to develop a sense of independence and responsibility needed throughout your college career and beyond. Its location...





Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
243 Words
University at Buffalo Honors College Essay The transition from high school to college can be extremely rough, especially in a situation similar to mine. My high school has about 400 students, so I am slightly nervous about attending an institution with thousands of students. Despite these small setbacks, I want my foray into higher education to be fulfilling and purposeful and I believe that this can be achieved in the University of Buffalo Honors College. The Honors College creates the small...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
245 Words
Brandeis Essay "What one invention would you uninvent if you could, and why?" Well, lets get the easy ones out of the way: reality television, subway maps, and paper towels with fancy designs. Paper towels are meant for cleaning up messes, not artwork to admire. Lets not even get started on subway maps. Confusing. But on a more serious note, I believe there is one thing I would absolutely love to uninvent and that is nuclear weapons. Of course, we...





College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
223 Words
I think that I was blessed with a a good, quality group of schools I had to select from. While this was a blessing, it also made it a little harder to pick the college I wanted to attend. My top choices were Brandeis, NYU, BU, and Northeastern. I new that I wanted an urban environment, so that eliminated Brandeis automatically. The three remaining colleges each had...





My advice about getting recommenders
119 Words
Your recommendations can be the part of your application that either cements the information that you have provided to the college in terms of academics and test scores or the part that causes admissions directors to...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
90 Words
I really like Boston University because it forcces you to be independent. BU is a huge school with a huge student body, so sometimes its hard to...





How I chose schools to apply to
156 Words
Before taking the SAT, I tried to gauge what score I was going to get and based on my grades and extracurriculars, choose some colleges. I was really interested in going out of state, so those were the first schools I searched for. Also, I was interested...





My favorite course thus far, and why
140 Words
My favorite course thus far at BU has been WR 100. WR 100 is a requirement for all students enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences even if you AP/IB credit for English. There are hundreds of WR 100 classes to choose from that...