College Admissions Info

Misericordia University, ‘18
BS, Philosophy

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 8 advice topics

Student Background

A college girl who loves reading and coffee
From: Selinsgrove
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 4 schools
Accepted At: Misericordia, Alvernia
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

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High School Performance

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Top 10%
High School Type: Public
Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cheer/Spirit Squad
Extracurricular Activities: Boy/Girl Scouts, Academic Decathlon, Math Team, Nursing Home Volunteer, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Students Against Drunk Driving (Destructive Decisions) (SADD)
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College Application Essays

I wrote two different personal statements for my application processes. The first one I wrote about my own personal experience. When I started school it became very clear very fast that I couldn't read like the other kids. I was put into remedial reading class. I was so embarrassed because I thought that meant I was dumb. Well, I worked incredibly hard for a year and not only was I placed back into regular reading class, but surpassed all...

College Admissions Advice

Why I declined other schools
64 Words
When it really came down to it I declined schools that couldn't offer me the best. I turned down...

Why I ultimately chose my school
70 Words
I ultimately chose my school because it felt right. When I looked at the campus I felt excited and ready to...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
118 Words
I applied for scholarships as well as took out loans. My advice is to not be afraid of loans. They seem terrifying but as long as you do your research and and make wise choices...

My favorite course thus far, and why
97 Words
My favorite course was my intro to philosophy course. I loved that the course challenged me to think outside of my usual realm of thinking and inspired me to...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
156 Words
I wouldn't have know how amazing my student body and staff are. When you are walking around campus people will hold the door open for you when you are still twenty feet away. You don't have to worry about running to catch up, they are happy to...

Post-college plans
45 Words
I would like to take my national occupational therapy boards and pass. Then I...

How I chose schools to apply to
98 Words
For me choosing my schools to apply to was relatively simple. I knew what my major was going to be. I also knew an idea of how far from...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
130 Words
My school is located in a small town in Pennsylvania called Dallas. That's right Dallas isn't only a place in Texas! I was shocked when I learned that actually. In Dallas you have a weis but you also have...