benschragger
benschragger,
Rice ‘19
B.S., Business Management
Sport Management Major and Varsity Baseball Player at Rice University
Features Included
2
Essays
4
Schools
6
Scores
5
Advice
4
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Pennington, New Jersey
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionEarly Decision
First Gen College StudentYes
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
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Rice University (Houston, TX)

Applied for a B.S. in Business Management

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

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Personal Statement
680 Words
Overcoming a health obstacle
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...
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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...
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General 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...
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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...
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My advice about getting recommenders
38 Words
My college counselor's recommendation letter was really poor, she basically re-wrote...
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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...
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What set me apart from other applicants
15 Words
Having a chronic disease, and...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
3.90
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Low at first but improved
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2210
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1520
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details5 classes and scores

Sports

SportsBaseball

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesNational Honor Society, Volunteer Coach, Spanish Club, After School Sports Coach

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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