College Admissions Info

RoseC
RoseC
Santa Clara University ‘19
BS, Mechanical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a freshman at Santa Clara University studying mechanical engineering!
From: Seattle , Washington
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: Santa Clara, Washington, UC Davis
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

2170
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1500
Highest SAT: 2170
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High School Performance

3.98
GPA
Top 10%
Rank
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country
Extracurricular Activities: Habitat for Humanity, School Jazz / Orchestra
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College Application Essays

In kindergarten, I was always jealous of the kids who could draw. We would have designated art time in class, and I remember trying to hide my stick figure drawings while I watched my classmates create pieces that I thought, at the time, were good enough to be in museums. I remember always being frustrated with my paper and crumpling it up at the end of art time; the only satisfaction I got was giving that flat piece of paper...







Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
1023 Words
Should a university impart knowledge or wisdom to its students? As soon as I read this essay prompt, I immediately thought of my best friend’s favorite saying: “knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting tomatoes into a smoothie.” As silly as it sounds, this makes the distinction between the two similar entities very clear to me. Knowledge is purely facts based—multiplication tables, important dates in history, the definition of “fruit,” etc.—and...















Additional Essay Details:
1028 Words
Here was my supplemental essay for my honors application for SCU: Should a university impart knowledge or wisdom to its students? As soon as I read this essay prompt, I immediately thought of my best friend’s favorite saying: “knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting tomatoes into a smoothie.” As silly as it sounds, this makes the distinction between the two similar entities very clear to me. Knowledge is purely facts based—multiplication...















College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
34 Words
I would have focused my essays more on my area...





Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
71 Words
I went to see a college counselor once and she was fairly helpful. She gave me a list of schools to...





How I chose schools to apply to
35 Words
I looked for schools with good engineering programs because that's what...





5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
30 Words
Friendly, social, smart, fun, and deep! Santa Clara has...





Why I ultimately chose my school
50 Words
I chose SCU over UC Davis because of the size and location. I knew I...