College Admissions Info

Tufts University, ‘19
BS, Music Performance, Cognitive Science, International Relations

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a freshman in the dual program at Tufts University and The New England Conservatory of Music. I love music, Latin, and sports. I am happy to answer any questions you have through this process.
From: East Dundee , Illinois
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 13 schools
Accepted At: Tufts, NEC, CMU, Vanderbilt, Emory, BU, Miami OH, DePaul, DePauw, Fordham, Temple, Missouri, AC
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Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1520
Highest SAT: 2210
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High School Performance

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Top 25%
High School Type: Other Private
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer (Recruited), Volleyball, Basketball
Extracurricular Activities: Student Council / Government, Volunteer Coach, Tutoring/Mentoring, School Theater/Plays, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, School Choir, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Prom Committee, Political Campaign, National Honor Society, Junior Classical League / Latin Club, Homecoming committee, Habitat for Humanity, Gay/Straight Alliance, Debate Club/Team, Community or summer theater/plays, Church, Big Brother/Big Sister
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College Application Essays

I find my solace in Strawberry Fields, in a 17th century Spanish town, and standing among “strange fruit” in the South. Since I was a little girl I have found my solace in music. In this environment I can find happiness, security, and peace. Through the beautiful harmonies of the Beatles, the astounding bravado of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and Billie Holliday’s melancholy commentary on the horrors of lynching, I am transported to worlds in which all may not...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
15 Words
In my Tufts statement I described my love of performance and my disbelief in synonyms.

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
24 Words
In my essay for Vanderbilt I talked about my service with the Junior Classical League and how it connected to my love of Vanderbilt.

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
37 Words
At NEC I spoke about my love of the dual program and my plans for the future. I gave specific example as to how my degree from The New England Conservatory would help me achieve my goals.

Additional Essay Details:
956 Words
I began keeping a journal of possible essay topics during my sophomore year. Every time I had an idea I would jot it down in my notebook no matter how silly or inconsequential it seemed. I then would take some time every weekend to write about the topics I had jotted down that week. I chose the Common App essay that I believed I could write about in a unique/meaningful way and began crafting many essays. I wrote many...

College Admissions Advice

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
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Your "Why us" essay should never be about things that you can google search. Try to visit campus or if you can't find a contact on campus to tell you some of the unique things about campus. This...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
100 Words
I interviewed with Princeton, Yale, Tufts, Vanderbilt, Swarthmore, and Carnegie. My Princeton and Swarthmore interviews were phenomenal because I talked about things that I was sincerely interested in and knew...

Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
82 Words
I took lessons with many of the schools I auditioned at. This helped me meet the professors in a low stress environment and build...