College Admissions Info

Carleton College, ‘19
BA, Computational and Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Mathematics Teacher Education, Philosophy, Philosophy Studies, Statistics, Computer Science, Economics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hi there! My name's Isaac and I'm from Seattle. I love climbing, tutoring, ping pong, playing games with friends, and singing alone in my car. I'm a member of Carleton's class of 2019, and I'm undeclared.
From: Seattle , New York
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: Skidmore, Grinnell, Bates, Middlebury
Denied At:
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Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1540
Highest SAT: 2250
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 5%
High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: School Theater/Plays, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

"You are the captain of a cruise ship. An explosion in your engine room has just doomed your vessel to sink in one hour. Only one of your lifeboats, which holds fifty people, remains intact. Who do you save, and why?" I found my seat on the first day of Ethics class and read this dilemma off the white board. As students finished trickling into the room, I began formulating my response, noting the methods by which I...

Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
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Carleton is powered by wind turbines. What empowers you? (no more than 150 words) The answer is right in front of me: a piece of toast with butter and jam. I keep myself on a tight schedule that involves taking one bite every sentence, thus creating a reward loop of toasty goodness and writing. If it’s not toast, it could be pita with hummus, yogurt with granola, a salmon quesadilla, or leftover Halloween candy. I’m particularly frugal with that...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
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My #1 piece of advice: don't take both the SAT and the ACT. Instead, take a...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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Nerdy, quirky,...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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I interviewed for 13 schools before deciding which to apply...

Why I declined other schools
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Small liberal arts schools are very similar to one another. My biggest piece of advice when choosing between them: focus on their communities and quality-of-life aspects rather...

Post-college plans
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My primary motive for attending college is to...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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Frisbee, Ebony (student-run and...

My favorite course thus far, and why
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My favorite course thus far is Introduction to Microeconomics. At its...

What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
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Carleton most significantly falls behind its peer institutions in an unexpected way: its lack of a class review system. Many of my inter-collegiate friends have detailed, online feedback channels...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
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Carleton’s Career Center is absolutely on top of its game. They host approximately 25 events...

How I chose schools to apply to
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My first college trip was to Pennsylvania, where I toured Haverford, Swarthmore, and Penn to get a sense of the optimal size and location of a...

My advice about getting recommenders
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Ask your teachers for...