College Admissions Info

mjjanisch
mjjanisch
Northwestern University ‘17
BS, Anthropology and Archaeology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hey there! I am the youngest of six children, born and raised on the south side of Chicago. While my childhood was definitely not the definition of easy, I worked hard and seen the first reward of efforts when I was accepted to Northwestern University!
From: Chicago , Illinois
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: Loyola U Chicago, U Illinois
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

1700
SAT
29
ACT
Highest SAT: 1700
Highest ACT:
Other ACT Scores:
ACT Prep:

High School Performance

4.40
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Magnet
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer, Volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: Best Buddies, Hospital Volunteer, National Honor Society, Student Council / Government
How Spent Summers:

College Application Essays

I’m cautious as I’m flying downhill on my bicycle through a construction site. My friend in front me turns around and jeers at my restrained speed. I’m not bothered by him, but by the poles and sand bags encasing me to a narrow space of sidewalk. A tire veers, handlebars lose control, and a car swerves from nearly missing my fallen friend. He’s no longer laughing and is trying to regain coordination. I don’t allow...







Supplemental Essay: Explaining low grades/scores
373 Words
I was unable to finish listing my siblings in the section available. I have one sister, Melissa A Janisch, who attended Notre Dame University (CEEB 1841) from 2004 to 2010. She received her Bachelor’s Degree. My last sister, Amanda J Janisch, currently attends Iowa State University (CEEB 6306). She started attendance her in August 2010 and is expected to earn her Bachelor’s Degree. There were a few other activities that I was not able to add on to my extracurricular activities and work...







Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
313 Words
The one thing that compelled me so much about Carnegie Mellon was the programs that are offered. I am interested in taking classes in both business and medicine, and when I spoke to an admissions representative at a college fair, she had just the right program that fit for me. In addition to that, being from a very urban area, I was looking for something similar when I moved away. Being in the beautiful state of Pennsylvania, I couldn’t...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
337 Words
If you asked the people that I attended grammar school with, it would probably be just about unanimous that they would believe me to be very immovable. I happened to be a very stubborn and controlling student. I liked things to be my way, and, quite frankly, believed they were better that way. If you asked my family, they would tell you that I’ve grown. They remember me as being that whiny little girl who didn’t get what...





Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
253 Words
While attending University of Pennsylvania, I intend on being a part of the Dual Degree program to earn both a Bachelors of Arts and a Bachelors of Science through the Life Sciences and Management program. Through this educational plan I will be to enjoy taking classes in both the Wharton School and the College of Arts and Sciences. I aspire to major in Insurance and Risk Management through the Wharton School. This program is perfectly made for a student like...





Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
507 Words
Since I was six years old, I have advantageously been able to have older siblings to set such excellent examples for me. It has always been taught to me that it was a priority to think ahead, do what you love, and do as much of it as you can. By eighth grade, I sought out the opportunities available to me and took hold of them. I applied to be a candy striper volunteer at the local hospital the moment...







Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
514 Words
My high school is a very unique place. I cannot say that there are many other places like the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences. We are able to attend classes that teach us real and hands-on skills directly involved in the agricultural career sector. Even though these classes don’t straightforwardly appeal to my interests, these skills can also be expounded in many similar careers as well. However, due to my school’s small size, it hasn’t always...







Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
293 Words
I come from a first generation in college family. My parents have never really known how to help my siblings and I with college and scholarship information. However, I have been able to keep focused, dedicated, and determined with my studies. I know my path as much as I possibly can, and know what to do to follow through with it. Regardless of the lack of help available to me, I have always kept myself busy, and maintained high grades....





Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
264 Words
I have grown up as the minority in a minority community. I have been able to live as a Caucasian, but really have learned to understand the perspective of a minority in this day and age’s professional world. I have been subjected to stereotypes, and have been able to understand the effect they have on people. I have been exposed to many different neighborhoods, as well as backgrounds due to the programs that I have been a part of....





College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
9 Words
I would have started much earlier than I did!

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
94 Words
I interviewed with seven out of eleven schools that I applied to, but got accepted to one of the schools I didn't get an interview for. Some go really well, some are awkward. I think it should flow naturally, but you should remind yourself not be too nervous, and its good to take notes. Interviewers like that. Also, always have...



Post-college plans
55 Words
I plan to go on to a dual degree program to earn a Masters in Public Health and a Medical Doctorate. No specific preference, wherever takes me, I would be happy! The end goal: I plan to become a trauma surgeon/professional medical consultant for organizations such as Partners in Health or Doctors Without Borders.

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
93 Words
I knew Northwestern was the school for me when I toured, and I could really imagine myself there. It might be silly, but for example, I could see myself studying under that tree in the courtyard, or walking along that path. That wasn't the same way I felt about other universities when I went to tour them. After I came...



What set me apart from other applicants
59 Words
I went to an agriculturally based high school still within the city of Chicago. Even though I am not going into a agriculturally related field, I have been able to apply that experience and knowledge to many different aspects of my life, as a consumer or just a way to think on a deeper level about economic/global issues.

Why I declined other schools
21 Words
Overall, I chose Northwestern because I got the best financial aid here and it offered the best programs for my interests.