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How I got into Dartmouth (Interview 8)

Updated: Dec 30, 2019

Stats

SAT: 1530 (780 Math, 750 Reading)

ACT: 36 (35 English, 36 Math, 35 Reading, 36 Science)

GPA: 3.96

Rank in Class: 4

Size of Class: 323

Ap's Taken: Chemistry, Physics Mechanics, Physics Electricity and Magnetism, AB Calculus, BC Calculus, Environmental Science, Biology, American History, European History, World History, Computer Science, English Language and Composition, English Literature.


Extracurriculars

  • I was the captain of my schools field hockey team in my junior and senior year

  • I was the president of my schools STEM club in my senior year

  • I was the founder and president of my schools Women in Engineering club and served as president from my sophomore year through to my senior year.


Personal Story

"I wasn't too surprise when I got into Dartmouth. I have legacy there so it wasn't too shocking. But, it was a nice surprise nonetheless because I have the opportunity to go to an amazing school which will help me do all the amazing things I want to do in the future.

The fact that I'm lucky enough to be born into a good family who can give me this opportunity is absolutely amazing and I'm eternally grateful."


Useful Advice

"When my older brother was applying to college, my dad told him that he should focus on two things and make sure that he presents himself in the best possible light through those lenses.


At the time, my brother did everything: like DECA, debate team, Model Congress, math league, science olympiad, science bowl... a lot of things. He was interested in both law and engineering so did activities in both. Once he got to his junior year though my dad told him that he had to either choose to pursue law or engineering so that he could focus on one of them with lacrosse and become the best in that one thing. He chose law and dropped everything else.


I applied the same philosophy during my application and chose to just focus on STEM from the start.


I'd say that if people are applying to college they should apply the same principle and try to focus on a couple things and do those things really really well. They should try to do this as soon as possible so that they have more time to focus on those things and really stand out."


Dartmouth Undergraduate, Class of 2023


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