NAME: Caroline Wang SCHOOL: Duke University MAJOR: Public Policy Studies ACTIVITIES: Volleyball/Leo Club/Guitar/Community Service COMMON APP PROMPT: Describe a place or environment where you are perfectly content. ONE LINE ESSAY SUMMARY: I am perfectly content within the letters I write to the senior citizen I volunteer for, Norma. BEST ADVICE FOR APPLICANTS: Your first (or even hundredth) […]
NAME: Sam Gochman SCHOOL: Dartmouth College MAJOR: Biological Sciences ACTIVITIES: Fencing, jazz saxophone COMMON APP PROMPT: Transition from Childhood to Adulthood ONE LINE ESSAY SUMMARY: The tools you receive in life are only valuable if you use them and give them to others. BEST ADVICE FOR APPLICANTS: Be authentic and show how you can contribute to your school of choice.
NAME: Vikram Ashok SCHOOL: New York University MAJOR: Finance ACTIVITIES: Band, Model UN, Super Smash Bros COMMON APP PROMPT: Name One Time You Failed ONE LINE ESSAY SUMMARY: Test out different approaches to a problem and adapt accordingly. BEST ADVICE FOR APPLICANTS: You’re going to get into college, don’t worry.
NAME: Joshua Landsberg SCHOOL: Duke University MAJOR: Economics ACTIVITIES: Soccer, Lacrosse, Sunrise Club COMMON APP PROMPT: Background story ONE LINE ESSAY SUMMARY: Life might knock you down, but that just means you have to get back up and fight harder. BEST ADVICE FOR APPLICANTS: Work hard because the feeling of acceptance is all worth it.