College Admissions Info

Wesleyan University ‘17
BA, Comparative Literature

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I love to read, write and ruminate!
From: New York , New York
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 1 school
Accepted At: Wesleyan
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

Highest SAT: 2230
SAT Prep:
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High School Performance

High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving
Extracurricular Activities: Animal Foster Care Provider / Animal Rescue Volunteer, Gay/Straight Alliance, Broadcast Journalism / Media / Television
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Leadership experience
159 Words
I was once a lone literary crusader, slashing through commas and crossing out words efficiently. Not so as Limelight’s Copy Editor. In that position, I interact constantly with my coeditors. That was at first jarring but now feels comfortable—challenging still, but somehow right. I am most proud of the issue in which a carnivorous editor and I (a member of PETA) debated the morality of eating meat; as my coeditor and I eased into a philosophical debate, I...

Supplemental Essay: Using a metaphor
39 Words
I wrote about the pathways of exploring the self, and the importance of finding your own niche while simultaneously connecting with other people. (In fact, using our private worlds to bridge gaps among people is what I focused on.)

Additional Essay Details:
36 Words
It was a sort of unusual topic in that it got to be a metaphor towards the end, but all in all I managed to tie together some unique experiences I've had into a cohesive narrative.

College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
42 Words
During the interview, it's important to take time (even a couple of seconds) to think before jumping into an answer. Reflecting for just a moment doesn't only result in better responses--it also helps the interviewer to see that you're contemplative and thoughtful.

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
19 Words
I don't think a private counselor is necessary, as long as college guidance at your high school is competent.

How I chose schools to apply to
39 Words
Keep an open mind! Touring schools that you hate is good, because it gets you closer to the school you're meant to attend. Explore all your options and take notes while visiting--the schools will all become one big blur.

How to increase chances at my school
31 Words
Be honest about who you are, what you've done, and what you want to do in the future. If you're honest, you will come across as far superior to empty braggarts.

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
26 Words
I've joined the college newspaper, the literary magazine, and the history journal. There are endless opportunities, and you can totally choose how much you become involved!

Post-college plans
12 Words
I hope to become a writer, a teacher, and perhaps a farmer.

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
47 Words
Do what you love: it will give you something to talk about. It's good to think about what you want to do in the future so that you can try out a few internships in that field, but don't do something merely because it will look impressive.

What set me apart from other applicants
36 Words
Probably my unexpected essay topic and interview answers; also, the fact that I attended a four-month commune hippie school in California during my junior year in high school gave me something to talk and write about!

My advice about getting recommenders
47 Words
I asked a French teacher and a math teacher, along with a supplement from a mentor in California. Ask teachers who have gotten to know you as people as well as students: the college can see your grades, but it can't always see your attitude and personality.

Why I ultimately chose my school
25 Words
It felt right. When you tour, you'll know. Talk to students who go there, and make an effort to visit while school is in session.