Torrey is an admissions and essay expert who has created content on everything from writing essays and applying for financial aid to selecting a roommate and beyond. Torrey holds degrees from American University and Wesleyan University, and she has been contributing to College Confidential since 2018.

As part of College Confidential's essay series, we're sharing personal essays from students who have already been accepted to college. The student who wrote this as her essay was accepted ED to New York University, and we are sharing it with her permission.

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