College Admissions Info

alexpolise
alexpolise
Johns Hopkins University ‘14
BA, Cognitive Science, Pre-Medicine Studies, Spanish Language and Literature

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • 5 advice topics

Student Background

Hi! My name is Alex; I'm a senior at JHU. Future Goals: Go to space, own a vineyard.
From: Dover , Delaware
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: Lehigh, Johns Hopkins, UDel, Oberlin
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

2140
SAT
Highest SAT: 2140
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High School Performance

3.80
GPA
Top 25%
Rank
High School Type: Religious
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Basketball, Tennis, Cross Country
Extracurricular Activities: Student Council / Government, Charity Drive Organizing, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization
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College Application Essays

College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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Interviewing with schools is usually very relaxed and informal. Some schools take advantage of local alumni to perform the interviews, others only do in-person interviews. I had an interview at perhaps 6 schools. All of them start with the open ended question 'tell me about yourself'. They don't ask you anything too particular about your future plans because they know that...



How I chose schools to apply to
69 Words
I read about a million college guides and picked ones I liked within my SAT range. I had a couple of less prestigious schools on the list, but didn't stray too far from the kind of school I wanted to go to. Have faith! I recommend this book: Students' Guide to Colleges: The Definitive Guide to America's Top 100 Schools Written...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
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In college I'm the president of Club Tennis, have a radio show, and am part of a research fellowship. Hopkins (and I'm sure all other schools in the world) have just about everything you'd ever want as far as extracurricular activities. My advice: join the ones you want to join, not the ones you feel you should join. You'll make...

Post-college plans
41 Words
I am applying for multiple scholarships (a Fulbright and Teach for America). I am considering a masters program in Computer Science. Because I am pre-med, medical school is always on my mind. Needless to say I have some thinking to do!

What I like about my school’s location and culture
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Baltimore is a funky city. Compare it to an east-coast Portland. There is a great music and arts scene, great restaurants, and nothing is too fancy or too expensive. At Hopkins, it's not weird to be talking about quantum physics at a party. I used to think read this in college guide books written by students and think "ugh NERDS"...