College Admissions Info

Bowdoin College, ‘18
BA, Chemistry, Economics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Syracuse , New York
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic, White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: Bowdoin, Cornell, Davidson, Colgate
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: German

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1490
Highest SAT: 2140

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 5%
High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Skiing (Recruited), Rowing (Crew)
Extracurricular Activities: Model Congress / Model UN
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Summer experience
655 Words
Similarly to what stranded sailors attempt while desperately searching for help, I was stuck in a bottle and sent across vast seas to a faraway and foreign land. In fact, the only contusion between the two stories is that my bottle had wings. This bottle bound journey occurred during the summer of my eighth grade year. My parents, both holders of immigrant stories of trekking to a county with a penny in hand and a head of hope, decided it...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
249 Words
Looking back, I feel as if I have been intellectually engaged all of my life, Calculus, Chemistry, and Model United Nations. Yet, the listed engagements are all rather solitary; one does not often discuss molecular structure with another in any intellectually engaging way. This history of solitary intellectual engagement all changed during an internship I was lucky to receive at Senator Schumer’s Syracuse office during my sophomore year. In this internship, every day I and the other interns would...

College Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
35 Words
Try sports, I tried rowing and love it. It is worth...