jmgalvin,
Santa Clara ‘19
B.B.A., Accounting
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.
Features Included
3
Essays
8
Schools
9
Scores
1
Advice
4
ECs
3
Sports

Background

Hometown Portola Valley, California
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison (Madison, WI)
  • University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA)
  • Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC)
  • Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
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Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)

Applied for a B.B.A. in Accounting

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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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...
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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...
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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.
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General Admissions Advice

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

GPA
3.80
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 25%
 
High School TypeReligious
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Low at first but improved
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2150
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1490
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details4 classes and scores

Sports

SportsLacrosse, Basketball, Soccer

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSchool Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Special Olympics, Biking/Cycling, Church
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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