College Admissions Info

Georgia Institute of Technology, ‘19
BS, International Relations and National Security Studies, Japanese Language and Literature

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm Emma, and I'm at Georgia Tech for International Affairs and Japanese. I promise I don't bite, and I'll do my best to help you get into an amazing school!
From: Cumming , Georgia
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 3 schools
Accepted At: GA Tech, Emory
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Japanese, Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1550
Highest SAT: 2290
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Debate Club/Team, National Honor Society, Tutoring/Mentoring, Science Club/Team, Prom Committee
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College Application Essays

I am a nerd. Usually this conjures images of “bookish”, “antisocial”, or “know-it-all”, with people preferring to label a fact-wielding teenager as “nerd” rather than to understand the person beneath the stereotype. My own idea of a “nerd” is someone who has a true love for learning and who strives to understand everything around her, from Higgs-Boson particles to the Marvel Universe, from oligopolistic game theory to complicated board games. Thus, it should go without saying that the place where...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
71 Words
Question: "Beyond rankings, location, and athletics, why are you interested in attending Georgia Tech?" Answer: I don't have the exact essay anymore, but since my major is International Affairs and Japanese, I talked about the international options at Tech (International Plan), the ability to combine my two interests into one major, getting a Bachelors of Science degree in a Liberal Arts field, and the internship and co-op opportunities available.

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
83 Words
Question: Georgia Tech's motto is Progress and Service. How will you live this motto? Answer: I talked about extracurricular activities mostly. I did a lot of tutoring in high school and want to continue that in college, so I made a list of all the clubs and programs I wanted to join and explained each line by line. Progress could be as a society or as an individual (personally or in a career), and service I defined as helping other...

College Admissions Advice

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
98 Words
For one thing, they don't really make it very clear, but if you are a liberal arts student at Georgia Tech, you will earn a Bachelors of Science degree....

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
104 Words
The only school that made me interview with them was Harvard University. I interviewed with a local alumnus at Starbucks. He was really nice...he wanted to mostly know about my...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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You should definitely do something that relates to your plan of looks fantastic on college applications (shows your passion!) and should be fun, too! (If you hate...

Why I declined other schools
115 Words
Even though lots of people tell you to go to your dream school no matter the cost, really look at the cost. I looked at William and Mary and Emory...William and Mary, though public,...

My advice about getting recommenders
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I assume this means teachers and other people to recommend you on the Common App. Don't just pick a teacher who you think may have some clout at the college - really pick a teacher who knows you well and you are...