College Admissions Info

Santa Clara University, ‘19
BBA, Accounting

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

My name is Justin Galvin. I am a fitness enthusiast who underwent incredible mental and emotional growth in highschool(a strong upward GPA trend throughout highschool). These experiences were dominant in the content of my college application essays.
From: Portola Valley , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: UMich, Santa Clara, Wisconsin, UCSB, Lehigh, Wake Forest, BC
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1490
Highest SAT: 2150
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High School Performance

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Top 25%
High School Type: Religious
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Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Lacrosse, Basketball, Soccer
Extracurricular Activities: School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Special Olympics, Biking/Cycling, Church
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College Application Essays

The silky Dri-fit material becomes tighter each time I pull it over my head, a subtle reminder of my progress. With Nike sneakers laced up, and AC/DC cranked to level 10, I retreat to my mental sanctuary. As the barbell falls into the squatting rack, it is apparent that the weight of the plates is far lighter than any of the burdens I have been carrying around. What emerges is a fresh head, a positive perspective and an insatiable desire...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
276 Words
BRIEFLY DESCRIBE A NON-ACADEMIC PURSUIT THAT BEST ILLUSTRATES WHO YOU ARE, AND WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO YOU. "It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity” (Christopher Morley). My Op-Ed columns in the school newspaper unleash my inner musings and observations on campus and world issues. They serve a main course of critical thinking, with humor and sarcasm on the side. The resulting buzz of support, disagreement, and backlash reveals my readers’ ability to think about...

Additional Essay Details:
23 Words
I was very proud of my undergraduate applications. I believe I reflected my balanced highschool lifestyle well and represented all of my interests.

College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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I really encourage you to get involved in several clubs and extracuricular activities...