College Admissions Info

Smith College, ‘18
BA, Environmental Studies, Ecology, Evolution, and Population Biology

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Personal statement
  • 4 advice topics

Student Background

From: Raleigh
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Hindi

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1470
Highest SAT: 2100

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
High School Type: International

Extracurriculars & Awards

None reported

College Application Essays

In the second grade I would eat my lunch alone. I had friends but I didn’t want to expose them to Indian food. For extra protection, I used folders to make temporary walls around my desk. The folders, I regretted, were not enough. There was no hiding the scent of curry. One afternoon my teacher asked me if there was anything wrong and why was I hiding myself behind folders, but I didn’t answer. I just put them...

College Admissions Advice

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
130 Words
I first joined the South Asian students' association, EKTA, so that I could find homies who would understand my Hindi/Urdu slang. This being my first year, I didn't really think much about which ECs would look best on...

My favorite course thus far, and why
81 Words
My favorite course thus far is a tough question to answer, so I will cheat. I loved my biology intro classes, because they were...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
112 Words
This is a really interesting question. I think it wasn't easy finding out that Smith has an open curriculum, partly because the website is really badly designed (sorry, Smith, love you but it's the...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
77 Words
I did need a private college counselor, but because I was applying from India and studying in a board of education that was...