College Admissions Info

kayleenmc
kayleenmc
Northwestern University ‘14
BA, Mathematics, Earth Sciences

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a junior at Northwestern and I love running
From: Tacoma , Washington
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: UHawaii, Notre Dame, Harvey Mudd, WashU, Northwestern
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

35
ACT
Highest ACT:
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High School Performance

4.00
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Religious
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Marching Band, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Interest in med/sci/math
97 Words
My personal statement was about my experience doing marine research in high school. I commented on how I had always seen research as scientific and precise, but when you begin doing research in the field, things get messy. Especially because my research involved SCUBA diving, there were lots of logical issues and the entire research process was very different than I expected it to be. I concluded with how research was more challenging than I had ever expected, and yet...



College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
75 Words
Personally, I did research during high school. Because I knew I was interested in research science, this was a great way to see how much I liked research, and to give me something to talk about in my personal statement and at interviews. I would recommend doing something that relates to the field you want to study, but preferably something...



Why I ultimately chose my school
84 Words
Northwestern is really good at a variety of things. I came into college as a walk on division 1 athlete and it was important for me to attend a school with division 1 athletics. It was also important to go to a good academic school with lots of research opportunities, both of which Northwestern has. Finally, I liked that Northwestern also has...