College Admissions Info

Smith College, ‘19
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Neuroscience, French Language and Literature

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Activist, Buddhist, poet.
From: , New York
Gender: Other
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 14 schools
Accepted At: Smith, Holyoke, Bryn Mawr, Quinnipiac, UVM, SUNY Buffalo, Middlebury, Fordham, SUNY New Paltz
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1480
Highest SAT: 2130
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High School Performance

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Top 5%
High School Type: Other Private
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer
Extracurricular Activities: Culinary, Gay/Straight Alliance, Drama Production Crew, Prom Committee, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Students Against Drunk Driving (Destructive Decisions) (SADD), Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

Mrs. Clarke was less than a week into her job as Head of School, and I sat with the other leaders of the Gender and Sexuality Alliance around a seminar table in her office. The issue was boys in kilts. Last year, we had campaigned for a gender neutral uniform. We had made progress— all genders are now allowed to wear pants. But to me, we had only gone halfway. We could hardly call our uniforms gender neutral if kilts...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
208 Words
The poem was a hasty scribble on paper ripped ruthlessly from my Calculus binder, a few lines of free verse inspired by my friend’s usual radiant happiness. I folded the scrap of paper over, used to nail to make the fold crisp, and then handed it to my friend the next time I saw her. Her tired frown turned quizzical as she opened the poem, but soon resolved into a bright smile. “Thank you,” she said, almost in tears...

Additional Essay Details:
14 Words
The essay question was "What was the best gift that you have ever given?"

College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
21 Words
I interviewed at Mount Holyoke, Yale,...

Why I ultimately chose my school
64 Words
At the end of my college decision process, I was down between Middlebury and Smith. While I knew that...

How to increase chances at my school
39 Words
Make your voice very, very clear. The admissions committee wants a student...

Why I declined other schools
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I applied to a lot of schools out of fear that I wouldn't get into the schools I really wanted to be accepted at. That pared...