College Admissions Info

University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, ‘14
BS, Communication and Media Studies, Film and Video Studies

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 1 supplemental essays
  • 1 advice topics

Student Background

Recent graduate of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
From: , Illinois
Gender: Female
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: Illinois, U Illinois
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Cantonese, Spanish, French, Mandarin

Test Scores

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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
High School Type: Public
Academic Performance in High School: Some good some bad

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Swimming/Diving, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, Tutoring/Mentoring, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Overcoming personal struggle
21 Words
Discussed my passion for cross country and how I overcome all the obstacles during it in order to complete the race

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
583 Words
My essay written in high school and submitted as a personal statement for my college applications: There I said it. Yes, that’s right, I, Ariel Leung, a runner on the Hinsdale Central Cross Country and Track team, hates to run. I hate every second of it- from start to finish. I hate when I have to keep moving forward when all I want to do is stop. I hate when every muscle in my body wants to tumble towards...

College Admissions Advice

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
292 Words
Finding scholarships is actually a lot easier than you think as there are numerous out there to help ease the cost of higher education. My advice would be to simply utilize your school and Google as it is the best source for search. High schools often have a list of available scholarships that students in the past have applied to and received. So, I would start there through the guidance office and have a chat with your guidance counselor as well. However, if that does not work, it...