College Admissions Info

syzygy
syzygy
Carleton College, ‘18
BA, Latin and Ancient Greek Studies, Romance Languages and Literatures, Computer Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Carleton Early Decision. No regrets. Medieval Literature and Computer Science. Odd combination? Maybe.
From: Sewanee , Tennessee
Gender: Other
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents, Grandparent
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 1 school
Accepted At: Carleton
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French, Spanish

Test Scores

2300
SAT
35
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1560
Highest SAT: 2300
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High School Performance

3.89
GPA
Top 10%
Rank
High School Type: Boarding
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Gay/Straight Alliance, School Theater/Plays
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College Application Essays

Common App Essay: Transition to Adulthood prompt Transition to adulthood? What transition? If you had asked me at six what separated me from an adult, I would have answered that, contrary to appearance, I was fully mature. I felt distant from my peers and would have called them childish. Especially at my parents’ dinner parties, I would seek out adult company. No “kids’ table” for me: I would eat quickly and then sit quietly at the adults’ table, absorbing the...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
162 Words
At Carleton last year I visited six different classes, three in Math and Science and three in the Humanities. Of all of the classes I visited on various college campuses, these were the most consistently impressive. I was intensely interested in the material; I even felt compelled to take notes, an activity I usually dispense with in my high school classes. Seeing the students so excited about learning was a reliable sign that Carleton would be the right place for...



College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
178 Words
I was definitely looking for small, liberal arts colleges, staying away from the Ivies for their size, and so I visited a fair number of colleges. I may not have visited as many as most people, but for the ones I did visit, I spent two days on campus, dropping in on as...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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I interviewed at Pomona College and really didn't feel like the interview meant much. My interviewer was more interested in talking about herself and her experience at the school than in asking me questions. I...





My advice about getting recommenders
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Speak to your recommenders early. Especially if they are your teachers, they will not only have other students asking for recommendations, but...





Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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Social Dance is a big deal at Carleton. From Lindy Hop and West Coast Swing to Waltz and Tango to Contra, we have...





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