College Admissions Info

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm a theater student attending my first choice school.
From: Wilton , Connecticut
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No, Other Family Member
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: Lewis & Clark, Reed
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1340
Highest SAT: 1890
SAT Prep:
Highest ACT:
ACT Prep:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Drama Production Crew, Improv club/team, Model Congress / Model UN, School Theater/Plays
How Spent Summers:
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Awards Received:

College Application Essays

Standing in a crowded convention center- full of people, noises, and unidentified smells- in an impractical outfit that probably involves uncomfortable shoes is not most people’s idea of “perfectly content.” It’s not even most people’s idea of fun. Comic Con, a blanket term for the pop culture conventions around the country that attract the most dedicated of super fans, is something only the very specific target audience will ever (or could ever) enjoy; unless you can stomach...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
185 Words
I love experiences. I like to think I’ll try anything once, just to be able to say I did it. Unfortunately, living in a small town limits my opportunities for new and unique experiences. I am tired of living in a suburban bubble. As I look for a college, I want to be in a place where things are constantly happening and I will be given the opportunity to push myself outside of my comfort zone. I was initially...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
338 Words
At the time of writing, I am the only person in school with purple hair. Reactions have been nothing but positive. However, one comment has struck me in particular: “I wish I had the guts to do that.” While visiting Reed, I had the pleasure to see a performance by the campus fire dancing troupe. While there were countless incredible performances, the one that really struck me was towards the beginning. Clearly one of the newer performers, he kept dropping...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
414 Words
I was a weird little kid. From preschool all the way through first grade, I refused to answer by my name, instead insisting on being the hero of one of my stories. Instead of some ordinary little girl, I was Madeline, then Dorothy, and later Harry Potter, and did everything I could to transform myself. From wearing the clothes off my life sized doll (my prized possession at the time) to drawing a lightning bolt on my forehead, to dragging...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
207 Words
Firstly, I adore the structure of the 5C’s. It offers me the opportunities and diverse student body found only at large schools, while still providing the intimacy and more specific focus of a smaller one. Those are both things I wanted in a college, but did not expect to get both. However, Scripps is my favorite of the Claremont schools for a few reasons. The biggest draw for me is the women’s college. There are not many places...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
334 Words
The move I made as a child from urban southern California to suburban Connecticut was hardly easy. I was unprepared for the frigid winters and unforgiving social climate of my new home 3000 miles away from everything I'd ever known. It wasn’t until I set foot in my first theater as a nine year old that I, a quirky thing that could read a 500 page book in an afternoon but had an unfortunate habit of getting hit in the face...

College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
35 Words
I gave up on trying to be impressive and let my...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
32 Words
Be honest. Even if the reason is dumb, it's you....

How to increase chances at my school
32 Words
Focus on your essays and demonstrate as much interest as...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
31 Words
In our school annual funding poll, the top five...

What I’d change about my application process
43 Words
I went early decision, and sometimes I regret that because I wonder if...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Intellectual, open-thinker,...

What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
15 Words
I'd be a strong voice...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
49 Words
My school is created by the city it's in. When describing my Reed, the easiest...