College Admissions Info
Dartmouth College ‘14
- Test Scores
- High School Performance
- Extracurriculars & Awards
- Personal statement
- 6 advice topics
Recent Dartmouth gradFrom:
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 1 school
Accepted At: Dartmouth
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: French
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High School Performance
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Extracurriculars & Awards
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College Application Essays
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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...