College Admissions Info

ajwood
ajwood
Northwestern University ‘17
BS, Economics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

As a high school student, I focused primarily on speech and debate and community service.
From: San Antonio , Texas
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 2 schools
Accepted At: Northwestern, UT Austin
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

2270
SAT
34
ACT
Highest SAT: 2270
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High School Performance

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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, Political Campaign, Animal Foster Care Provider / Animal Rescue Volunteer, National Honor Society, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization
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College Application Essays

When I was told that I would be forced to pay for my debate tournaments for the year, I was livid. I thought about all of my savings that I had accrued over several years going down the drain in a few months. When I stomped into my house, my Airedale Terrier, Micky, immediately greeted me. She wagged her tail at warp speed, jumping on me and licking my face. I grumpily pushed her away and headed towards my bedroom....







Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
793 Words
I fell in love with Northwestern when I discovered the amazing academic opportunities available. I have always wanted to major in business or economics, and I would be thrilled to learn from some of the renowned economics professors like Stanley Reiter and Hilarie Lieb (I am especially interested in her lectures on the economics of gender). What really sold me on Northwestern, however, was the opportunity for a diverse academic experience. As a high school debater I have always been...











College Admissions Advice

What I like about my school’s location and culture
7 Words
The close proximity to Chicago is amazing!

What set me apart from other applicants
162 Words
Common app activity elaboration on debate: My debate year begins in August when I start to research the first topic of the year. Topics cover subjects like illegal drug abuse, economic sanctions, domestic violence, targeted killing, and juvenile justice. I research topics using journals, books, research reports, and news articles. I read philosophy books like Kant’s “The Groundwork of...