College Admissions Info

Boston University, ‘16
BS, Public Relations

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Claire Kilcullen: College Connoisseur
From: Newfane , New York
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents, Sibling
Admission: Regular Decision
Accepted At: BU, Fordham, Denver U, Pitt
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Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1390
Highest SAT: 1970
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High School Performance

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Top 5%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer, Swimming/Diving, Track & Field, Volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: Boy/Girl Scouts, Charity Drive Organizing, Church, Dance, Gay/Straight Alliance, Habitat for Humanity, Library Volunteer, National Honor Society, Prom Committee, Student Council / Government, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

Learning from Lila It was another gorgeous day during my first year as a counselor at Camp Windy Meadows when my view of summer camp was changed forever. So far camp had not been what I expected. Because a majority of the girls had two working parents and nowhere else to go during the summer, they treated camp with the same rigid regimentation as school. I was bewildered by their submissive behavior. Sparking their imaginations and getting them to actively...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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For UChicago I had to answer the question "Where's Waldo?" I wrote a humorous piece about where Waldo wasn't that showed my personality and that I knew would be a fun read for admissions staff.

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
36 Words
I had to write a few of these for BU, Michigan, etc. I wrote honestly about why the schools appealed to me and how I knew they would be able to help me grow and succeed.

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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It has often been said that “It takes a village to raise a child.” I believe that this quote defines community better than any description I myself could provide. Growing up in the rural town of Newfane, New York, community means a lot to me. As only a small town can, Newfane has provided me with a strong sense of extended family, and I am proud to identify myself as part of this community. Housing a population of only 9,650, it...

Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
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In my life, working towards the common good is not a final goal but an everyday mantra. I believe that giving back and working towards a better future should be the driving force behind everything that people do. Lacking a commitment to the common good can only lead to falsified pleasure from material things and a life without any real love. Through working towards the common good one can discover the satisfaction of making the world a better place, and...

Additional Essay Details:
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My college English professor helped me a lot with both my personal statement essay and my supplemental essays. It was incredibly useful to have someone who knew what admissions ambassadors would be looking for in my essays. It was also very valuable to have a professional critique my writing and help me present myself in a way that showed both my personality and my academic potential. A big part of my college essay was cut out from a paper I...

College Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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Hockey games are extremely popular and are a...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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Passionate, driven,...