College Admissions Info

Boston University, ‘19
BA, Foreign Language Teacher Education, History Teacher Education, High School Education

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hello world! My name is Lilly, and I would like to share my common application essay with you! I was accepted to Boston University, and I will be attending January 2016! Best of luck to all of you. I hope my essay can help you out with that writers block!
From: Laredo , Texas
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: BU, LUM, SC, Drexel
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Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1140
Highest SAT: 1570
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High School Performance

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Top 10%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Choir, Model Congress / Model UN, National Honor Society, Community Cleanup / Service
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College Application Essays

188 Words
I've always dreamed of pursuing History as a college career. To me, history is the guide to the future of society, because a society learns from past mistakes. Every nation, every state, every individual has their own history. My history began on the breezy town of Oceanside, California, my cherished birthplace. My time there was short-lived and after six months, I would move to my current hometown, Laredo, Texas. I was deeply fond of Laredo for giving me my Mexican...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
260 Words
From its iconic Warren Towers overlooking the Charles River to its collegiate gothic towers of the STH and CAS buildings, BU is my ideal place to learn, live, and grow, especially for a history major. I have always imagined myself time-traveling back to 1876 and meeting BU's former professor, Alexander Graham Bell, as I lay on BU Beach studying for my HI 152 final. I'd ask him how he feels about leaving his legacies in the hands of future BU students. Upon...

Additional Essay Details:
152 Words
Please note to self: Anyone can write an essay. You have to ask yourself how can YOU stand out from the thousands of other applicants? Make your essay as personal as you wish and always write with your heart in your hand. Do not be afraid to be creative with your literary elements. Do not give your whole life story away to the admission committee because they will most probably label you as boring and not creative. Your job is...

College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
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I took out federal loans in addition to having received a scholarship. My advice to you is that...

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
106 Words
I was deferred from Boston University because of x reason. I was distraught, yet I did not let it get the best of me. So, I went back to my drawing board...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
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Do your research on your university and do not be afraid...

How to increase chances at my school
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Talk to your...