College Admissions Info

Providence College , ‘19
BA, Economics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I’m an incoming freshman and a Quantitative Economics major at Providence College with a passion for the environment, politics, travel, writing, and exploring the outdoors
From: Greenport , New York
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents, Grandparent, Sibling, Other Family Member
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: NYU, Binghamton, SUNY New Paltz, Northeastern, Temple, Arcadia, American
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: German, Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1510
Highest SAT: 2180
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High School Performance

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Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, School Theater/Plays, DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), French Club, National Honor Society, Rotary Club, Student Council / Government
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College Application Essays

On a road trip through Wales when I was seven, my parents got hopelessly lost on the narrow, winding roads bordered by stone walls encasing farm fields. Crammed into the backseat of our tiny rental car with my two sisters, we did what siblings do best to pass the time: antagonize each other. Desperate to stop my older sister Erin’s tickle attack, I jokingly swore never to eat meat again. At the time, she had been vegetarian for two...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
67 Words
To answer this supplemental essay, I tried to be specific to each school and let the admissions counselors know what I found set it apart from others and why I wanted to go there. For Providence I emphasized the fact that it was a small college which translated to small class sizes which I found during high school were a better learning environment for me personally.

Additional Essay Details:
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When I applied for admission to college (Fall of 2013), I applied via the Common App and the essay prompt I chose was "Some students have a background or story that is so central to their identity that they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story." To me, the two things that I believe set me most apart (then and now) are that I am a vegan and that I...

College Admissions Advice

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
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Finances matter, and college counselors who tell you otherwise are kidding themselves. Safety and reach schools shouldn't only be about whether you can get in; you need to consider whether you'll be able to afford them as well. I'm attending Providence College because not only was it...

Why I declined other schools
108 Words
Out of the schools I applied to, some were in-state schools that were safeties both financially and academically, some were out-of-state and private schools where I was almost assured of acceptance and...

Why I ultimately chose my school
115 Words
Providence College turned out to be the best fit for me in every way. It's located in a small city two miles from the downtown, has a beautiful campus, is small but not tiny, is...

What set me apart from other applicants
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As I talk about in my essay, my sophomore year of high school I studied abroad in Germany. That isn't something that students typically do. I did have very good grades and was involved in extracurriculars in the US, but so do lots of...

How I chose schools to apply to
102 Words
I applied to a variety of schools, and finances drove a lot of those decisions. I picked out schools that not only did I think I would be happy at and...

Post-college plans
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Currently I'm interested in pursuing a masters and possible PhD in ecological economics, hopefully in Europe. But between college and grad school I'd like to...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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I did not use a private admissions counselor, but for that role I kind of relied on my mom. I have a sister two years older than I am, and while she was a very good student (Salutatorian) she was not very proactive when it came to researching schools, so my mom did it for her. Unlike my sister, I was incredibly interested in visiting colleges (although it did eventually get old) and pouring through their websites searching for the perfect fit. I would...