College Admissions Info

University of Maryland - College Park, ‘18
BA, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Student at the University of Maryland
From: Plainsboro , New Jersey
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: Yes
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Admission: Early Action
Accepted At: Rutgers, Fordham, NYU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Telugu

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1530
Highest SAT: 2240

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
High School Type: Public
Academic Performance in High School: Some good some bad

Extracurriculars & Awards

None reported

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Failure experience
753 Words
Upon closer reflection, it’s an extremely common sound. It’s the sound my toaster oven makes when the timer is up. It’s the sound my email makes when I receive a new message. It’s the sound elevators in fancy hotels make when they reach their floor. But for a speller at the National Spelling Bee, there is no greater sorrow than to hear the “ding” of a bell. As a child I was raised to fear the...

College Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
110 Words
My favorite class so far in my college career has been a class called Scope and Methods for Political Science, or in layman's terms, statistics for government majors. I love this class because...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
112 Words
Something I didn't really realize about the University of Maryland before going to college that I realize now is the amount of diversity it has to offer! Pretty much every school in America talks...

Why I ultimately chose my school
202 Words
I chose the University of Maryland because it was, more so than my other choices, an affordable school that gave me unlimited options for my future. I was not sure what career path I wanted to take when I was in high school, so finding a school with academic strengths in many different areas was very important to me. When deciding...

Post-college plans
59 Words
As a political science major, I definitely plan on working in politics in some shape or form throughout...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
76 Words
I love the fact that the University of Maryland is within metro distance of Washington DC, something that is truly unique. College Park...