College Admissions Info

Dickinson College, ‘16
BA, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Senior offering words of wisdom/ regrets/ encouragement to anyone in need of some guidance
From: Butler , Pennsylvania
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 4 schools
Accepted At: Lehigh, Lafayette, Dickinson, Clemson, Duquesne, Pitt, Gettysburg
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1190
Highest SAT: 1650
SAT Prep:
ACT Prep:
Other Standardized Tests:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 25%
High School Type: Public
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Model Congress / Model UN, Student Council / Government, Spanish Club, National Honor Society
Volunteer Experiences:
Application Additional Materials:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Death of a loved one
319 Words
He was a teacher, role model, and hero in my life as well as in many others' lives. Though I only knew my father for a short period of time, his influence has been the most significant part of my development. His virtuous example has shaped my character, actions, and values. My dad, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Zangas, has left a strong impression on me because of his dedication to putting others before himself. After serving on active duty with Operation...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
26 Words
I actually applied to transfer going into my junior year but decided not to in the end, but was accepted to other schools using this essay:

Additional Essay Details:
505 Words
Naïve was how I felt when I began my college search in high school. As the oldest of three children, I did not fully understand the magnitude of common decisions when choosing a college. Family, friends and acquaintances would willingly give their suggestions to me and a theme emerged that I should first decide between a larger or smaller school. I decided to attend a smaller, liberal arts school but after a full year I realized that a larger...

College Admissions Advice

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
149 Words
College is the time to explore every inkling of an interest without caring what people think. I recommend signing up for the lists on activity fair day just to have the information and decide later if you want to go. I joined a sorority, Pi...

What I’d change about my application process
50 Words
I would have applied to more schools to give myself an opportunity to branch out...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
26 Words
I also interviewed at Grove City College then...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
45 Words
Greek life is a large interest, though not a large part of our...

How to increase chances at my school
54 Words
As I may be the most indecisive person on the planet, for my school, I visited...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
52 Words
2,000 students is smaller than I thought, but there are pros and cons to the size. Socially...

How to approach transferring schools
65 Words
I actually almost transferred, in fact was accepted to other institutions. I was tired of struggling to find fun night...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
12 Words
Get an internship! Look...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
10 Words
Well-rounded Studious...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
20 Words
Study Abroad programs go above and...

My favorite course thus far, and why
7 Words
It all...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
3 Words

What set me apart from other applicants
26 Words
I visited Dickinson a lot becuause I am...

Why I declined other schools
10 Words
I liked dickinson's...

My advice about getting recommenders
10 Words
Have an updated...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
2 Words