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biggreen14
biggreen14
Dartmouth College ‘14
BA, Mathematics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Recent Dartmouth grad
From:
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 1 school
Accepted At: Dartmouth
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

2310
SAT
Highest SAT: 2310
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:
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High School Performance

3.80
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Magnet
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

How Spent Summers:
Work:

College Application Essays

919 Words
Dartmouth Common Application Essay - Class of 2014 Submitted October 31, 2009 (Early Decision) RAINDROPS First drop: nothing in particular. Second drop: the glasses get wet, hazing the scene around me. Third drop, fourth drop, fifth drop.... The rain pours down as hurriedly as the people run for shelter. Normally, I would follow them, hastening to the nearest place that could keep my clothes dry. But today, I don’t. Holding my palms upward, I feel the tickle of the raindrops sweeping away...













College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
124 Words
My main selection criteria: 1. Financial aid: Since this was my primary concern, the first thing I did was to compile a list of schools that had historically offered good financial aid packages and/or had a need-blind policy for international students. This narrowed my list to about 50 schools. 2. Location and size: I preferred smaller colleges (under 10000 students) and the East...



My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
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1. Jobs: I usually hold multiple on-campus jobs -- library, TA, grading, research assistant, just to name a few. 2. Volunteer: I volunteer with Tucker Foundation (a Dartmouth organization that coordinates volunteer opportunities for students) 3. Student organizations: I am a member of my Asian heritage student association.

Post-college plans
25 Words
Dartmouth is famous for sending grads to working in financial services. I'm taking a gap year to prepare for graduate school application though.

What I like about my school’s location and culture
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1. What I like about Dartmouth: - Size: The college is small enough for you to really get to know your professors and classmates. There are tons of student organizations for everyone to find their niche (you can even found your own on the college's dime!). - The unique academic calendar ("D-plan"): Dartmouth operates on a quarter calendar. There are four...





My advice about getting recommenders
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I had three recommendation letters: One from my counselor who knew me and my background very well; one from a Math teacher who had been teaching me for three years (I was her favorite student :P); and one from my English teacher (she liked me okay, but this letter was admittedly the weakest of all three)

Why I ultimately chose my school
83 Words
1. Concerns about financing: Dartmouth has a need-blind policy for international students and is committed to meeting 100% of admits' financial needs. So you just have to worry about getting in.. 2. Best undergraduate teaching (seriously, check out the US News ranking): Other perks include great student-faculty ratio, all classes taught by professors, several opportunities for doing research, etc. 3. Reputation: Well, it is...