College Admissions Info

University of Notre Dame, ‘18
BBA, Marketing

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Senior Marketing major at Notre Dame from Southern California who loves all things music! Ultimate goal is to work in the music industry in L.A. after graduation.
From: Orange , California
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents, Sibling, Other Family Member
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: CU, CSULB, UC Irvine, UCSD, CSUF
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: English

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1380
Highest SAT: 1950
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Religious
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Choir, National Honor Society, School Theater/Plays, Student Council / Government
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College Application Essays

Discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal, that marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family. ---- It’s not a good sign when sweat beads start popping up on my forehead, my hands get clammy, my breathing intensifies, and I threaten to give up on something I put my mind to, because it does not happen often. Though I don’t like to admit it, I appreciate pressure breathing down my neck and...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
308 Words
In his 2005 inaugural address, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, challenged our community: “we at Notre Dame must have the courage to be who we are. If we are afraid to be different from the world, how can we make a difference in the world?” When you leave Notre Dame, what is one way you will bravely face the world, stay true to your values, and make a difference large or small?...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
316 Words
Why are you interested in attending the University of Notre Dame? ---- My interest in the University of Notre Dame developed at a very young age. For as long as I can remember, every Saturday in fall would be filled with blue and gold colored clothing and memorabilia, loud noises coming from the television, and even louder noises coming from my father! My dad has been a die-hard Notre Dame sports fan practically all his life, and football, of course,...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
216 Words
By the end of the college application process, you will have probably written dozens of essays and responded to a multitude of questions. Use this opportunity to try something new. (The following lyrics should be sung/rapped to the tune of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air Theme Song. Hope you enjoy my attempt at re-writing this!) This is a song all about how, My college decision will be decided right here and now, So I’d like to take...

Additional Essay Details:
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For that last one (the rap), I took a huge risk by being a little crazy amidst the seriousness of being accepted to college. Alyssa is the name of the woman in charge of admissions for my particular region of the country, and I had previously met her at a few functions, so I figured using her name in my essay would be a big pull.

College Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
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I took an Anthropology seminar (cultural) the second semester of my freshman year, and it was by far the most fascinating class I have ever taken. It not only was...

What I’d change about my application process
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I definitely would have finished applying a LOT earlier...procrastination was a very strong force in my life at...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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Volunteer! Don't just do it as a resume/college application booster, though - volunteer somewhere you think...

Why I ultimately chose my school
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Notre Dame is unlike any other college experience. There's no Greek life, which gives the dorm system a unique sense of camaraderie and community that is absolutely unparalleled. The...

How to increase chances at my school
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Notre Dame is HUGE on making a difference. The university has so many notable alumni who have changed the world in one way or another and they're looking for students who will put their...

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

What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
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I've been rattling my brain for 10 minutes, trying to think of an acceptable response to...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
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There is so little pressure to be someone you're not. I hear from my friends at other...

What set me apart from other applicants
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I rewrote the Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme song in my common app...

Why I declined other schools
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Every other school I applied to was within a couple hours of a drive from my house, and I felt that I really...

Post-college plans
33 Words
Hopefully I'll have a job soon after school, but if...

How I chose schools to apply to
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Major, location, weather,...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
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I actually love the different seasons, even if it's freezing for a good half of the year....

My advice about getting recommenders
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Make sure they like you and have great things to say about you...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
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Theatre, my dorm's...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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The most popular things people at ND get into are probably intramural...

Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
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Always, always, ALWAYS send thank-you notes - after...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
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I took out a few loans -...

How to approach transferring schools
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I personally don't have experience with this, but a lot of my friends do. DON'T PROCRASTINATE THIS....

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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I used a private admissions counselor, and his advice was to apply to...

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
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Letters, letters, letters! Get more letters of rec,...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
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Well, why do you want to go to ND in the first place? Be honest. Don't...