College Admissions Info

Mahamed K. Oma
Emory University, ‘16
BA, Political Science and Government, Economics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Senior at Emory studying Political Science and Economics
From: Vienna , Virginia
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: JMU, VA Tech, Richmond, William & Mary, USC, Emory
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Somali

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1350
Highest SAT: 1900
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

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High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Track & Field
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College Application Essays

A Leap of Fate It was another beautiful day of school and, lucky for me, a free day in gym class. A few guys and I got into a game of tag, for some reason reliving our elementary days. I ended up on the bleachers with an ally on my side and “It” hot on our heels. We got to the stairs and my friend jumped, escaping. I looked back and saw I was trapped, with “It” coming right at...

Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
510 Words
Two Worlds I pity zoo animals. With most of them taken away from their motherland at a young age, but always identified with that lost home, they must wonder what are they. When is an Asian elephant living in Germany not Asian anymore and when does a Siberian tiger living in Australia become Australian? As a Somali immigrant, I can relate to their struggle. I’m often confronted with the question of my national identity, being stuck in between two...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
779 Words
Human Geology People are a lot like rocks. At least that’s what I told my science teacher in middle school. We both have families (rocks have classifications), we’re both hard to break (well most rocks), and we both travel (wind carries rocks). What separates us is our ability to reflect. Looking back, when I first walked into high school I had it all scripted. They would be four simple, fun years filled with friends and school work mixed...

College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
66 Words
I was an unusual applicant given my circumstances, and I used what made me different to my advantage. I detailed...