College Admissions Info

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ‘16
BS, Architecture

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 5 advice topics

Student Background

From: Shanghai , China
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: Northwestern, MIT, UVA, McGill, NYU
Denied At:
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1560
Highest SAT: 2300
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

Top 5%
High School Type: Boarding
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Math Team, Tutoring/Mentoring, Charity Drive Organizing, Drama Production Crew
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College Application Essays

251 Words
I used to be a person that refused to leave my comfort zone. My art teacher hated it and constantly pushed me to leave it, to try new things, and to stop being so uptight and detail-oriented. Sophomore winter, I was working on a charcoal piece of the school chapel for my AP portfolio. I had been working for a week, and in his words, I was “stuck”, too fixated on the details to get to the actual piece. He...

College Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
76 Words
My private admissions counselor was Christine Chapman with Chapman Educational Services (, and I had formed a relationship with...

My advice about getting recommenders
66 Words
I had my art teacher, my junior AP English teacher, and my AP Calculus teacher write my recommendations. All three...

How to increase chances at my school
59 Words
Unless you're truly passionate about robotics, I would skip that - almost every other applicant to MIT is...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
54 Words
Have fun, but learn something/do something in the process. My high school summers were spent...

How I chose schools to apply to
50 Words
My college counselor was instrumental in this - he made out a list of colleges...