College Admissions Info

Stonehill College, ‘19
BA, Environmental Studies, International Relations and National Security Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hello! My name is Monica Castro, and I will attend Stonehill College this fall! I have great experience with the application process, as there are many things I know now that I did not know when I started applying to college. I am here to help :)
From: Tegucigalpa , Honduras
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: Stonehill, Drexel, SLU, LUNO, Clark
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Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish, French

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1330
Highest SAT: 1870
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High School Performance

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Top 1%
High School Type: Other Private
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Community Cleanup / Service, Math Team, Student Council / Government, Model Congress / Model UN, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Place you’re content
642 Words
Since I was about seven years old, my dad and I take excursions to Lepaterique, a protected municipality in Honduras with a beautiful forest. We would walk for hours in the seemingly endless humid mountains, my tiny seven year old self asking questions about the little frogs I would catch or seeds we would gather. I believe those Sunday dad-daughter excursions inspired in me a love for nature, and taught me life lessons I will never forget. Probably few people...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
370 Words
I wrote a "Why us" essay for Davidson College. I just wrote about the things I liked that most about the college and how I would contribute to the college. In case you need an example, this was my essay: As I extensively searched for colleges which contained both my academic and moral interests, I almost jumped from excitement when I found Davidson College. I know that Davidson College is amongst the best colleges in United States, but that in...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
401 Words
In my application to Lehigh University, I had to write a supplemental essay about success. It was very important for me to explain a deeper meaning of success and not just what is commonly perceived as so. In case you need an example, this was my essay: First of all, a successful person lives by a simple rule: "Do what you love and love what you do". A person who doesn't do what he or she loves, is not truly...

Additional Essay Details:
349 Words
When I was writing my application essay, I encountered A LOT of difficulties. First of all, it was hard to choose the topic. I read and read sample application essays, and they were really good, but they were nothing I could identify with. It wasn't until I truly asked myself what had brought me to the place I was, applying to college and choosing my major, when I truly knew I wanted to write about something that really impacted my...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
72 Words
During my application process, I applied to way to many schools, 14! I would suggest to not stress about completing multiple applications, but...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
53 Words
If you are in high school, I recommend that you start exploring careers, hands-on by working....

How I chose schools to apply to
52 Words
I think it is really important to pick a school that has a wide range of...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
33 Words
Personally, I liked that my school is located in a...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
56 Words
I think a good "Why Us" essay, is one which comes directly from your heart. Look for...