College Admissions Info

jkeefe221
jkeefe221
University of Richmond ‘16
BBA, Business Administration and Management

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a sophomore student-athlete at the University of Richmond majoring in Business Administration.
From: Newton , Massachusetts
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 2 schools
Accepted At: Richmond, UMass
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

1680
SAT
Highest SAT: 1680
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High School Performance

3.00
GPA
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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Some good some bad

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization
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College Application Essays

For my personal statement I wrote about my passions for both running and entrepreneurship and how my goal in life is to connect my two passions. I started by explaining my career as a runner leading up to being captain of my high school track and cross country teams. I went on to explain my experience as an entrepreneur, and how I started a couple small businesses during high school. I ended by explaining that all these experiences had only...



Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
427 Words
A Summer Trip with Rivals Newton North High School and Brookline High School have been mortal foes for well over 100 years. The rivalry has bred many packed sports games, and too many fights. At Newton North our football team sets out during pre-season with one goal. It’s not to win the state championship, or even to have a winning season. No, it’s to beat Brookline on Thanksgiving. What I am trying to explain here is that I have...







Additional Essay Details:
122 Words
The topic posed by the school was as follows: "Explain a situation in which you were outside your comfort zone." I think what made my essay stick out was that I was able to put a really good positive spin on it. Just as important, I was able to tie it together by showing how I could transfer the experience over to a college experience. More specifically, a college experience at Richmond. Like I mentioned in my advice, Richmond really...



College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
45 Words
I visited as many schools as possible. Personally I could not apply to a school unless I had actually been on campus. Otherwise I would not know if I would fit in there and be able to achieve what I want to achieve in college.

How to increase chances at my school
47 Words
If Richmond is your top choice, applying early decision will increase your chances of acceptance. Like most schools, UR does not like admitting students who later decide to go elsewhere for higher education, so by applying early decision, they know that if accepted, you will go there.

How to increase chances at my school
52 Words
There is a reason the University of Richmond has an entire school dedicated to leadership studies (the Jepson School of Leadership). It's because leadership is highly valued here. If you can figure out a way to display some leadership experience in your application, it will give you a competitive edge in admissions.

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
51 Words
I am a member of the cross country and track and field teams, and I plan on starting an on campus job next semester. However, there are plenty of other ways to get involved on campus. There are so many clubs available to join, intramural sports teams, greek life, and more.

Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
153 Words
It can never hurt to send out as many emails to coaches and fill out as many recruiting questionnaires as possible if you are and aspiring collegiate student-athlete. Doing so early in your college search is a good way to open up connections with coaches who can be great assets in the admissions process. Personally, I reached out to the...



What I like about my school’s location and culture
88 Words
Richmond is a very cool city. There is so much history and some really great spots along the James River to hang out. However, the University of Richmond actually lies just outside the city in some nice suburbs. If you have a car or friends with cars, it's really a perfect spot. It is minutes outside the city, just down...



What set me apart from other applicants
47 Words
I was able to show leadership experience in my application both in my personal statement and in my extracurriculars. Like I said, this is highly valued at Richmond. Also, I was able to express how Richmond is the ideal place for me to carry out my passions.

Why I ultimately chose my school
54 Words
The University of Richmond stood above all the other schools I considered because there is a true community on campus, and the track and field team offered me a family away from home. Everybody connected so well and it was obvious that it was a place I could fit in and be comfortable at.

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