College Admissions Info

University of Notre Dame, ‘16
BA, Design and Visual Communications, Psychology

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • 15 advice topics

Student Background

Senior at the University of Notre Dame from the Midwest, studying design and psychology
From: Akron , Ohio
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 13 schools
Accepted At: Notre Dame, Georgetown, William & Mary, Indiana, UMD, Ohio, Catholic UA, Miami OH, Case, Loyola U Chicago, Seton Hall
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

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

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Religious
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Student Activities Committee, World/Global Affairs Club, Other Religious Affiliation, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

College Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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Since many Notre Dame students were varsity athletes in high school, intramural sports are a big deal. Each dorm has a team for most sports, and there's a lot of dorm spirit as a result. Students are pretty active outside of organized sports, too, so you'll see tons of students running on campus (even...

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

What I’d change about my application process
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I stressed out about the application process a lot, readying every book and article available detailing how to ensure admission to elite colleges. While...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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I didn't use a private admissions counselor, and I...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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I interviewed with alumni from Georgetown University and the University of Chicago. Both interviews were very different. My Georgetown one was in the alumnus' law office and was very formal in structure: he read a list of prewritten questions...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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Use the summer to further your interests and find your...

Why I declined other schools
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I applied to a decent amount of public schools because I thought I wanted to...

Post-college plans
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I plan to use my combination of visual communication design and psychology skills...

Why I ultimately chose my school
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The environment at Notre Dame fit me best. It's...

How I chose schools to apply to
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I applied to a lot of schools because I was pretty unsure about what kind of school I was looking for and what subject I wanted to study. I applied to a group of top schools for journalism (Northwestern,...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
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To be honest, South Bend winters are terrible, and most of the year the sky is covered in what students refer to as the "permacloud" - a permanent, never ending cloud. But the culture and...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
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I'm in a lot of debt to be at Notre Dame. I'm a little worried about dealing with that after I graduate, but I think that, for me, sacrificing in order to attend my dream...

How to increase chances at my school
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Show that you're ready to be an active member of the community I...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
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Unlike in high school, where people rack up surface-level involvement in a myriad of activities and sports, extracurricular involvement in college is all about finding one or two groups or activities you really care about and investing...

What set me apart from other applicants
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I had high academic performance (valedictorian, high test scores) combined with sustained involvement in leadership positions in a few extracurriculars ...