B.A., English
A reader, rock climber, and rabbit lover who hopes to someday be an intellectual properties lawyer specializing in copyright law.
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Hometown Bainbridge, New York
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
Class of2021
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • Grinnell College (Grinnell, IA)
  • Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA)
  • Allegheny College (Meadville, PA)
  • Fordham University (New York, NY)
  • Kenyon College (Gambier, OH)
  • Suffolk University (Boston, MA)
  • University at Geneseo - SUNY (Geneseo, NY)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
  • Colby College (Waterville, ME)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Hamilton College (Clinton, NY)
  • Williams College (Williamstown, MA)
  • Binghamton University - SUNY (Binghamton, NY)
  • Carleton College (Northfield, MN)
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Grinnell College (Grinnell, IA)

Applied for a B.A. in English

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story. Pound, pound, pound my heart beats a thousand miles an hour. Attempting to focus on my next moves, I channel my inner Sherlock as I think one, two, three steps ahead of myself while strategically ignoring the burning ache in my biceps and quads as I press myself...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences. Walking into my room, you’d notice three things. First, you would immediately find out my tolerance for mess (or controlled chaos as I like to call it) is high. Second, my love of books extends to having them overflow from my dressers. Last, you’d glance around and see dozens of maps. Maps cover my walls, ceiling, door, and even some of my floor (refer to mess...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
203 Words
Why are you drawn to the area(s) of study you indicated earlier in this application? If you are "undecided" or not sure which Brown concentrations match your interests, consider describing more generally the academic topics or modes of thought that engage you currently. (150 word limit) I’ve obsessed over intersections between history and literature for years; I examined the Protestant Reformation from countless points of view and was struck by how one book, the Bible, could create the largest...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
145 Words
Tell us where you have lived - and for how long - since you were born; whether you've always lived in the same place, or perhaps in a variety of places. (100 word limit)(Brown) I live on the stage. I drink in the music of my favorite musicals, the feeling behind a well-executed monologue, and the story behind the strings of my piano and violin. Music is my expression. The world is my stage; when I’m sad, I’ll...
Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
134 Words
We all exist within communities or groups of various sizes, origins, and purposes; pick one and tell us why it is important to you, and how it has shaped you. (100 word limit)(Brown) Munchkins are irresistible. My fate was sealed when I was an infant in the Wizard of Oz. My sisters ferried me to drama club, church plays, and community musicals night after night; my younger years are a blur of Arsenic and Old Lace and pizza boxes strewn...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
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Why Brown? (150 word limit) From the open curriculum to the English Honors program and the Royce Fellowships, Brown is the best college for my interests. I’ve always loved to explore intellectually. When I was little, this meant peaking under rocks and a lot of eavesdropping. All that curiosity makes me who I am today and without it, I wouldn’t even know I enjoy economic theory. Brown’s open curriculum and would give me the room I need to...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
464 Words
Boston College strives to provide an undergraduate learning experience emphasizing the liberal arts, quality teaching, personal formation, and engagement of critical issues. If you had the opportunity to create your own college course, what enduring question or contemporary problem would you address and why? (0-400 words) The Heist: A Thief’s perspective My vision is an interdisciplinary study of contemporary literature, art history, and philosophy to examine the ethics of rooting for the criminal. Why romanticize thieves and rapscallions? Why...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
135 Words
When did you first learn of Carleton? (no more than 150 words) I discovered Carleton when I first started researching small liberal arts colleges. Believing that global collaboration is the present and future of successful business models, I started searching for a liberal arts college where I would have access to the opportunities I was looking for in global connection. When I found Carleton, the diversity of learning opportunities drew me to the college. The 70% of students that study away from...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
165 Words
Why are you applying to Carleton? (no more than 150 words) Growing up in a small community, I am used to creating strong relationships with both my peers and my professors. I realized that I was drawn to the familiar warm, friendly dynamic that shone through every Carleton publication dropped in my mailbox. Commitment to equality and understanding at Carleton is second-to-none. I hope to be an active piece of this community someday. Carleton College is the place where I will...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
172 Words
Carleton is powered by wind turbines. What empowers you? (no more than 150 words) Walking into my room, you’d glance around and see dozens of maps. Maps cover my walls, ceiling, door, and even some of my floor. My insatiable thirst for knowledge of international relations and world cultures drives me. I started collecting maps as a means of widening my knowledge base. With each map, I research one place: city, town, or country present. I delve into the place...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
56 Words
Now, for a bit of fun… (Carleton) What is the first thing that comes to mind when you see the word (word association - just a few words): Knowledge? hope, literature, mothers Play? joy, family, development Future? change, excitement, advocate
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
635 Words
Describe two or three of your current intellectual interests and why they are exciting to you. Why will Cornell's College of Arts and Sciences be the right environment in which to pursue your interests? (Please limit your response to 650 words.) My family always encouraged me to read and explore new ideas through words. My father used to sit by the fire with me as I read and challenge me to look up one new word per page in my dictionary....
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
331 Words
While the primary criteria for admission to Hamilton are academic achievement, intellectual promise and community engagement, Hamilton also seeks to admit candidates who are a good fit with the programs and experiences offered by the College. Please take this opportunity to tell us about your interest in Hamilton and, particularly, why you believe it is a place where you can thrive. Be open. Be honest. Be brief. (250 word maximum) I wanted to study English and Economics, a strange combination, and...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
754 Words
When choosing a college community, you are choosing a place where you believe that you can live, learn, and flourish. Generations of inspiring women have thrived in the Wellesley community, and we want to know what aspects of this community inspire you to consider Wellesley. We know that there are more than 100 reasons to choose Wellesley, but the ''Wellesley 100'' is a good place to start. Visit http://www.wellesley.edu/admission/100 and let us know, in two well-developed paragraphs,...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
453 Words
At Williams we believe that bringing together students and professors in small groups produces extraordinary academic outcomes. Our distinctive Oxford-style tutorial classes—in which two students are guided by a professor in deep exploration of a single topic—are a prime example. Each week the students take turns developing independent work—an essay, a problem set, a piece of art—and critiquing their partner's work. Focused on close reading, writing, and oral defense of ideas, more than 60 tutorials a year...

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General Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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I Interviewed at- Allegheny College, Kenyon College, Niagara University, and Wellesley College. My Advice- Research your college before you get there; Don't just rely on your tour for information to talk about in the interview. Don't get too worried or excited. When I interviewed at Kenyon, I was so excited I...

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