College Admissions Info

aliciaruiz
aliciaruiz
Boston University ‘19
BA,

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

BU Class of 2019!
From: San Jose , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: Parent, Grandparent
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 13 schools
Accepted At: BU, Fordham, UCSC, New Haven, Wash Coll
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

1830
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1300
Highest SAT: 1830
SAT Prep:
Other Standardized Tests:

High School Performance

4.20
GPA
Top 25%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: High at first but got worse
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: World/Global Affairs Club
How Spent Summers:
Work:
Awards Received:

College Application Essays

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....









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...





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.

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
11 Words
I would definitely...





Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
16 Words
I did not receive any...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
27 Words
Travel!!!!!!! Go to other countries and immerse yourself...





What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
20 Words
Being very specific about programs helps...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
26 Words
Boston is so diverse in so many ways,...