UMich ‘19
excited to be attending U of M and also in the LSA Honors Program. feel free to ask me anything about applying to the honors program or UMich. Go Blue!
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Hometown Rancho Palos Verdes, California
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • University of California - Irvine (Irvine, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Riverside (Riverside, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
  • University of Massachusetts - Amherst (Amherst, MA)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)

Applied for a B.A. in

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

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I stood on the wood-paneled court, sweat dripping off my face, and my heart beating so hard I could feel my head pounding. But I didn’t feel tired. I felt like I could go on forever: dribbling, passing, shooting the ball. I wanted to score. I wanted to defend the basket. I wanted to keep playing. Most importantly, I wanted to remember this feeling. For most of my life, I had been average at sports. I never felt like...
Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
408 Words
The University of Michigan has many qualities that a prospective liberal arts student would look for in a school: an esteemed faculty, flexible curriculum, and a stimulated learning environment. When I took a closer look at its Philosophy Department, my intended area of study, I found many more qualities that attracted me to University of Michigan. While researching the Philosophy Department, I came across the website of Professor Elizabeth Anderson, the Department Chair. I enjoyed reading her published paper “Why...
Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
245 Words
For most of my life, people always asked me if I wanted to be a lawyer like my mom. I always answered with a definite “No.” To me, it looked like an excessive amount of paperwork and stress. However, I was also very unsure of which career I wanted to go into. I had ruled out any career in engineering, but other than that, I was at a loss. Eventually, I started to reconsider a career in law. Giving people...
Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
304 Words
(The question was: Everyone belongs to many different communities and/or groups defined by (among other things) shared geography, religion, ethnicity, income, cuisine, interest, race, ideology, or intellectual heritage. Choose one of the communities to which you belong, and describe that community and your place within it.) Tumblr: It is one of the many social media platforms that young adults use today, but also a community of many individuals that come together under shared interests. Some may find it a...
Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
131 Words
(Question: If you could only do one of the activities you have listed in the Activities section of your Common Application, which one would you keep doing? Why? ) I had always thought that I could only help someone by giving them advice. But when I joined Community Helpline, I was able to help numerous callers through only listening and reflecting feelings. I had never realized that the simple act of listening could be so powerful, and extremely gratifying. Listening to...
Additional Essay Details
33 Words
I think the important part of my essay was when I discussed my research of a faculty member of the program I was interested in. Do your research, it goes a long way.

General Admissions Advice

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
41 Words
do your research and show that you actually did it. write about...
Why I ultimately chose my school
221 Words
When admissions time came around, I was generally lucky. Even though I was not accepted to my top school (UCLA), I still had a variety of options to choose from and ended up narrowing it down to UMich and USC. I liked UMich because of its similarity to UCLA in terms of academic reputation, sports, size, and overall student atmosphere. I liked USC because it meant...
My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
174 Words
I am currently in a pre-law fraternity on campus, Kappa Omega Alpha, and its honestly made my college experience so much better. I wanted to be involved in something law or politics related just to get to know people who have similar goals as I do, but its given me a lot...
Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
118 Words
Being a school from the midwest, Michigan has a pretty prevalent Greek life. I am personally not a part of social Greek life, but I do know a lot of people who are involved and...
What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
109 Words
There are a lot of different people here, like any big school, but unlike what I thought before, you really have to put yourself out there to find different types of people (they...
What I’d change about my application process
52 Words
I wouldn't have applied to so many schools. In retrospect, I don't exactly regret it but...
Recommended summer activities during high school and college
55 Words
Honestly, I didn't do much during the summers in high school but if there are opportunities to...

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Academic Performance in High School Steady

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Converted SAT Score1500
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