College Admissions Info

kkball96
kkball96
Vanderbilt University ‘18
BS, Mathematics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Rye , New York
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision, Accepted From Waitlist
Applied To: 14 schools
Accepted At: UMass, UMich, UVA, WashU, Vanderbilt, UNC
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2360
SAT
Highest SAT: 2360
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High School Performance

4.40
GPA
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High School Type: Other Private
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Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Sailing
Extracurricular Activities: Math Team, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Work experience
663 Words
Looking around the top of the trail, I couldn’t see anyone in my ski group. I was lost again. How was I always so slow? I hurried down the slope to the lift, but my group wasn’t there, either. My instructor wouldn’t leave me behind, right? Luckily, my instructors had drilled a reminder in my head for years: if I ever got lost, ask someone in a red Stratton jacket to help. At the mountain base, there...









Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
276 Words
For me, almost every day ends the exact same way– lifting up a lid from a lobster pot on the stove with an oven-mitted claw, and having white hot steam envelop my face. No, I’m not making lobster every night. Once the steam dissipates, pure, perfectly popped corn kernels fill the pot to the brim. Why do I make popcorn on the stove? Because the popcorn is lighter, each kernel is perfectly coated with a thin layer of oil,...





Supplemental Essay: Using a metaphor
309 Words
Five 420 boats are in front of mine: two with the same white and green sails as my own, and three with yellow accents. Indian Harbor Yacht Club is behind them, its anchored boats tiny in the distance. The six of us bob in the green Long Island Sound waves, rocking in the light breeze. I count six orange floating marks and two anchored boats, arranged to form the digital-N course. As the name suggests, the course resembles the uppercase letter,...





College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
157 Words
During my high school career, I had chased after going to an Ivy League school, much like the rest of my peers (I went to a very rigorous college preparatory school). However, when it came down to choosing a school, I loved the idea of going to Vanderbilt because it allowed me to be in a school with strong academics,...