College Admissions Info

EricaKleckner
EricaKleckner
Emerson College, ‘16
BA, Cinematography and Video Production, Film and Video Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Film production major at Emerson College (senior year). Studying cinematography, marketing, writing, and history of film industry. Studying on Emerson's Boston campus for the fall semester and then studying at Emerson's Los Angeles campus for the spring.
From: Philadelphia , Pennsylvania
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: Pratt, UArts, Burlington, Syracuse, Drexel, PPU, Emerson, Columbia Chicago, MMC
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: English, French

Test Scores

1690
SAT
31
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1210
Highest SAT: 1690
Other SAT Scores:
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High School Performance

3.70
GPA
Top 25%
Rank
High School Type: Public
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Broadcast Journalism / Media / Television, Film, Students Against Drunk Driving (Destructive Decisions) (SADD)
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College Application Essays

I became interested in art, and more specifically filmmaking, when I had the realization that through art I can express my ideas and feelings to the world in effective and powerful mediums. I became interested in filmmaking in the eighth grade when I first started to make videos with my friends. One day I decided to play with the video-making function on my digital camera and I made a short video with my best friend. The video was about an β€...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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Common Application Essay for Erica Kleckner A character in fiction that has had an influence on me is Summer Finn from (500) Days of Summer. Summer is an impulsive and fun woman who does not let anyone stand in her way. She does whatever she wants and does not feel the need to explain her actions to her peers. After watching (500) Days of Summer, I realized how much I wanted to be free-spirited and spontaneous like Summer. Life is too short...







Additional Essay Details:
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The question was: name a character in fiction that has had an influence on my decision to apply to this college.

College Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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I don't even know where to begin with this topic because Emerson College offers so many extracurriculars! Depending on your major, there is a club, team, courses, and external of the college groups for everyone. For film production the extracurriculars that I choose were organizations titled Women In Motion, Frames Per Second, National Broadcasting Society, SPEC, and student only organized film productions. The organizations I mentioned above helped students gain an understanding and increase knowledge about the industry all over the country and every week upon meeting we would talk about strategies, goals, and learn about the history, present, and...







My favorite course thus far, and why
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My favorite course at Emerson would have to be my Cinema for Social Change class. This was my favorite course mostly because of the professor who was so knowledgable with hands on experience and had an extensive studious background within the subject....





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





What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
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After attending Emerson College for three years, with one more year to go, i've discovered how open and accepting the student body and staff are. I came into this community from a very strict, religious background...





How to approach transferring schools
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A lot of people worrying that by transferring schools they won't make new friends or they will fall behind in studies and feel left out of the college community. I wasn't a transfer,...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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I applied to 9 colleges/universities including Point Park (Pittsburgh), Pratt Institute (Brooklyn), Columbia College of Chicago, University of the Arts (Philadelphia), Marymount Manhattan (NYC), Drexel (Philadelphia), Burlington (Vermont), Syracuse (NY), and Emerson College (Boston). I had in person interviews which...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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If you're going for a film production degree I definitely recommend trying to find a summer camp or pre college course offered for high school students that involves anything media or film related because that...





Why I declined other schools
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I declined all the other school offers because Emerson College was my dream school. Through the admission process, research, visiting the campus, and an interview I discovered that through courses, hands on experience, and...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
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Emerson College is set in the heart of downtown Boston making the surrounding area it's campus. The famous Boston Common, Public Garden, Massachusetts State House are just a few of the famous areas the school has nearby. The view from any classroom is always beautiful overlooking The Boston Common. Downtown...





Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
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Many people who apply to Emerson are concerned with financial aid packages and the choice of taking out loans or not and I see it this way: Emerson College was my dream school and no matter what amount of loans or financial begging it took, I was going to attend. Emerson College was generous to my financial situation so I received a proper amount I needed and then took out loans to cover the rest. If you get accepted and don't receive the financial award you were hoping for, don't fret. Emerson College offers a few scholarships and full rides...







What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
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From what i've learned and believe, Emerson College isn't too concerned about how high you scored on your AP science exam or what mathematical research study you took part in, this is a liberal arts school focused...





My advice about getting recommenders
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For the recommendation letters you want to find a colleague, teacher, manager, associate, etc that knows you best and knows why this is the school...