aliciaruiz
aliciaruiz,
BU ‘19
B.A.
BU Class of 2019!
Features Included
3
Essays
13
Schools
4
Scores
5
Advice
1
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown San Jose, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityHispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken French

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Fordham University (New York, NY)
  • University of California - Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)
  • Washington College (Chestertown, MD)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
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Boston University (Boston, MA)

Applied for a B.A. in

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Parent + 1 more

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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The smell of burning plastic and waste wafted through the windows around me as our bus pulled into the dump outside of Estelí, Nicaragua. The road leading into the dump was lined with litter and tin shacks. I was told that seeing extreme poverty in Nicaragua would be appalling, but I was not prepared for this. As the twenty people in my group and I exited the bus, we were met by emaciated stray dogs and dangerous mountains of garbage....
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
200 Words
Boston University’s French courses and study abroad programs are extremely appealing to me. French and Francophone language and culture are some of my greatest passions, and I will thrive in an environment where I can be challenged and immersed in these topics. Studying abroad is something that I have dreamed of since I was little, and BU’s unique opportunities to study in France, are key factors in my decision to apply. Another amenity that draws me to BU...
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Additional Essay Details
63 Words
I tried to be as real as I could in my essays. My main goals were to let my personality and ambitions be made clear to the colleges I applied to. I think it's really important that you don't just talk about how great you are, but how you are going forward and using your education to be an aware and productive citizen.
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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
11 Words
I would definitely...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
16 Words
I did not receive any...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
27 Words
Travel!!!!!!! Go to other countries and immerse yourself...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
20 Words
Being very specific about programs helps...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
26 Words
Boston is so diverse in so many ways,...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.20
 
Rank
Top 25%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School High at first but got worse
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1830
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1300
SAT Prep
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details5 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTrack & Field

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesWorld/Global Affairs Club
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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