Pomona College Supplement Essay
I TA'd for AP Chem, and 110 NHS tutoring hours. Essays: Pretty good, modified my Yale ones that got me in EA and added some bits about Pomona faculty and resources to personalize them Hooks: none, White male, East Coast Msc: Missed the Pomona interview deadline to request an interview. Hooks: Attended fly in, knows AOs, southern underrepresented Asian GPA: 4.0 W, 3.55 UW.1370 SAT. EC's: Arts Prefect, senior member/lead trombone player of school jazz band, former member of semi-professional jazz band, shortsop/pitcher rep baseball, debating (1 first place, i second place finishes in provincial competitions, top 20 finish national qualifying tourney), model UN / model parliament, right to play, ski racing (2 gold medals 1 silver medal), History Bowl, outdoor education leader (essentially lead young kids on camping trips), student leader/head student organizer Right to Health Youth Forum (provincial conference educating Ontario youth on Indigenous Health Issues), volunteered on campaign for Jagmeet Singh (canadian politician).
Got an extra rec from my NIH PI and submitted a STEM supplement. ECs: Junior Classical League w/ important leadership role, theater prez, recognizable Boy Scout/Venture Crew camp leader, Venture Crew prez, Brain Bowl captain, some other lower down ones, I did sort of (as in I helped fight to let it be a thing) help found an LGBT club at my conservative school Essays: I think they were very well written and conveyed my personality well but my main one was kind of abstract and inward which may not have told them enough about my ECs Recs: I know at least one was amazing, one was decent, and I don't know how good the last one was Hooks: none, white female Result: waitlisted3.97UW36ACT, 790 Math 2, 750 Lit Captain of both speech & debate, captained teams in a video game at a high level, international finalist for a somewhat obscure problem solving competition for two years, nothing too incredible, basically I just did what I loved at a somewhat decent level Essays were alright but ultimately not anything I’m super proud of beyond my common app.
ECs: Assistant teacher for two years, for three science classes. International student, Venezuelan but had to leave to Central America, seeking hella financial aid Major: Economics1410 SAT4.0 GPAAwesome essays about her life as an immigrant and her family's story Basketball team captain, first clarinet in band, hella community service, some other stuffdecision: accepted!!
academics: 3.84 UW, 4.8 W, 32 ACT (essay: 10), SAT II 700 (lit) and 640 (ush, oof i know i studied for two weeks)class rank: 3/167essay: i applied through questbridge early decision but both my common app and bio essay for qb were the same.
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