College Admissions Info

Cambridge University, ‘13
BA, English

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Student Background

I was raised in Hong Kong and went on to study English at the University of Cambridge
From: Hong Kong
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Prefer Not to Share
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Japanese, Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1530
Highest SAT: 2240
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High School Performance

Top 1%
High School Type: International
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Rugby, Dance, Cross Country
Extracurricular Activities: Community or summer theater/plays, School Theater/Plays, Student Council / Government, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism
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College Application Essays

“Is literature a lamp, a microscope or an x-ray?” It surprised me to come across such an unusual and innate question amongst old English papers while studying for my mock exams last year. While I thought that I would never risk answering such a question, even now it still lingers in my mind, perhaps due to the way it reflects my own enthusiasm for literature, for I believe that literature has a unique ability to open us up to ideas...

College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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I applied to King's College, Cambridge, and my interview was comprised of three parts. The first part was a mock class. We were sent the Coleridge poem 'This Lime Tree Bower My Prison' as well as a collection of 8 of Shakespeare's sonnets (Sonnets number 18, 29, 34, 35, 71, 87, 116 & 129) ahead of time. We were then asked to discuss them with other interviewees in a group of five or six, as though we were in a Cambridge supervision, while the interviewer sat and observed - they didn't participate at all. Initially I thought that this part of the interview would be cut-throat and that it would...