College Admissions Info

Carnegie Mellon University, ‘19
BBA, Business Administration and Management

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Elisa Wang
From: Villanova , Pennsylvania
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: CMU, Pitt, Temple, Lehigh, GWU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1550
Highest SAT: 2280
SAT Prep:
Highest ACT:
ACT Prep:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, Asian Club / Asian Interactive Youth Association
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Chinese heritage
118 Words
I talked about how much going to my Chinese School impacted me and how it made a difference to me. At first I really didn't like it when I was a child because I had to get up so early on a Saturday when all my friends could sleep in, but as I got older I realized that these people that I had grown up with would be my close friends for a very long time. They were some of...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
616 Words
At Carnegie Mellon there are a myriad of opportunities just waiting to be discovered by curious students. Students like me. Just going on the tours at CMU gave me wonderful insight into the university and the Tepper School of Business. I found that I loved it and it was the perfect fit for me. I went through a long journey to find that I wanted to major in finance, and I think this is an important part of me, so...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
565 Words
At Wharton there are a myriad of opportunities just waiting to be discovered by curious students. Students like me. Just going on the tours at Penn gave me wonderful insight into the university, but it didn't give me everything that I wanted to know, especially about Wharton. So let me tell you the journey of how I came to be interested in business, especially Wharton. The little bits of business, finance, and economics I learned throughout my earlier years always...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
361 Words
New York City is an urban city with power that reaches across continents. At New York University I am able to experience this community in the city with its array of history and culture, in the Met, in MOMA, and even on Broadway. With these cultural experiences at my fingertips, I would gladly take the opportunity to explore them. Another option that I like about NYU is not only does it have an amazing campus in New York City, but...

College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
33 Words
Everyone here is very nerdy and embraces it. They don't...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
50 Words
I think Greek Life is actual pretty big here, but other than that, a lot...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
51 Words
People here are much more social than you would think. Carnegie Mellon has a bad...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
59 Words
I did use a private counselor for college, and truthfully, I wouldn't really recommend it. I don't think...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
84 Words
I interviewed with Penn, Princeton, Georgetown, and Columbia. I didn't get into any of them, but at an interview I would recommend being pretty open...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
28 Words
I would recommend getting a summer job or...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
19 Words
I really like how diverse Carnegie...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
47 Words
You could talk about our StuCo's which are student taught classes about completely random...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
78 Words
I play ultimate Frisbee and am our Asian Students Association and unicef club and undergraduate finance club. I played ultimate in high school...