College Admissions Info

Northwestern University, ‘16
BA, History

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Northwestern sophomore studying History and French
From: Melrose , Massachusetts
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: Northwestern, BU, UMich, Tulane, Fordham, UMass, Drexel
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1550
Highest SAT: 2280
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:
Highest ACT:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Marching Band, School Band, Debate Club/Team

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Study/travel abroad
717 Words
Breathless, I stand in the Louvre. All day I’ve fought against endless swarms of tourists congealing and dispersing around paintings and statues throughout the cavernous museum halls. Now, I linger. My map is sheathed, battle cries forgotten, and I gaze, wonderingly, at peace. Given only an afternoon by my French teacher to explore the museum, I take it upon myself to cover as much ground as I possibly could. As soon as we arrive, my school group split up...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
902 Words
Oh no! I’m late. Propelling my blankets across the bed, I’m on my feet before it sinks in. First day of class… how could I possibly sleep in?! oh no oh no oh no. I throw on jeans, t-shirt, sneakers, grab my phone, keys, backpack. Bathroom? Dental hygiene is a privilege of the punctual. And we’re off! Obviously only the coolest of college freshmen run through campus at 9:15 in the morning on a Tuesday... jealous stares follow...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
514 Words
The University of Pennsylvania attracted me for innumerable reasons. During my visit to the campus, I was enchanted by the energy of the community I found at Penn. Walking through the Penn campus, I sensed an palpable feeling in the air, both excited and altogether focused. This feeling, this contagious energy, is what Penn represents to me. The unmistakable ambiance at Penn is due largely to the energy of the city which surrounds it. Philadelphia’s culture, industry, arts, and...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
479 Words
I was attracted to the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts for several reasons. LSA’s program of studies is very compatible with my educational aspirations. In undergraduate, I wish to work towards a double major in History and Mathematics. These two areas of study are the ones which, for as long as I can remember, have been my favorite classes. I’ve always thrived in history or math class, and LSA’s curriculum would allow...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
105 Words
I feel that BU is a good fit for me because it is a rigorous university in an urban setting. BU’s extensive opportunities for learning outside the classroom, whether they be a Boston internship, study abroad program, or extra-curricular activities, exemplify the challenging and rewarding college experience I am looking for. I am a driven student and want a college where I will receive an excellent education, have access to the resources of an urban environment, and enjoy a...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
1025 Words
As a middle class, white, suburban girl, I have had little or no exposure to diversity in my adolescent life. The Wikipedia page on my small north-eastern suburban city states a population of 96.8% Caucasians. It is a common occurrence to find a Melrosian who brags about the doctor at the local hospital who delivered them, right down the street from their parents' house, grand-parents' and the house where they now reside with their spouse and 2.3 children. I, however, am determined...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
572 Words
In my explorations of universities all across the country, I have not found one single institution which so combines my interests and loves as does Northwestern. The prospect of waking up on any given weekday next fall, walking to class along the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, and taking in all Northwestern has to offer gives me chills. On my visit to the university last summer, I was struck by the effortless duality of the campus, the seamless transitions throughout...

College Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
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