College Admissions Info

benschragger
benschragger
Rice University ‘19
BS, Business Management

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Sport Management Major and Varsity Baseball Player at Rice University
From: Pennington , New Jersey
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 4 schools
Accepted At: South Carolina
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

2210
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1520
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

3.90
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Baseball
Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, Volunteer Coach, Spanish Club, After School Sports Coach
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Overcoming a health obstacle
680 Words
Building a National Charity After a Devastating Diagnosis I felt like a reckless driver in a high-speed police chase; lights were blinking, sirens and alarms were sounding, and I had no idea what was going on. However, I was only a high school freshman coming out of anesthesia at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, attached to machines that were beeping and flashing. I had just been put through painful tests of my stomach including a colonoscopy. What I was about...











Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
464 Words
Origins of my Volunteer Spirit Everyone is inspired by someone; for me the person who served as my inspiration is not even here. At age twelve, news of the Haiti earthquake hit close to home when I read that a local woman, Christine Gianacaci, was killed there while helping school children and feeding the poor. She was my inspiration to create a family carnival, which I believed was a perfect way to generate happiness for kids while raising money for...







College Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
60 Words
My private counselor gave me excellent advice about college visits: make an appointment to see the department chair...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
62 Words
Rice University: tough interview by an elderly librarian alum who asked me many obscure questions about books, which...





My advice about getting recommenders
38 Words
My college counselor's recommendation letter was really poor, she basically re-wrote...





Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
65 Words
I was not waitlisted or deferred, but this advice pertains: An important connection that I made was the head of...





What set me apart from other applicants
15 Words
Having a chronic disease, and...