College Admissions Info

University of Chicago, ‘19
Computer and Information Studies, International Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Asian (as you can see). CTY four-year, nevermore 2013. Ask me anything.
From: Albany , New York
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: Smith, RPI, St. Andrews
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin, French

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1570
Highest SAT: 2320
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High School Performance

Top 10%
High School Type: Boarding
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Admissions or Post-Acceptance Committee, Computer / Technology Volunteer, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, School Jazz / Orchestra, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

528 Words
There’s something incredibly disorienting about seeing my neighborhood convenience store encircled by barbed wire. But even more unsettling was the riot-shield palisade that accompanies the trees in the shaded boulevard on the way to the convenience store. I had seen this scene before, but always in newspapers about far-off locales from which I felt safely detached. I never imagined that I would witness it in the place that I loved and called home. I grew up with the impression...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
917 Words
“So is there actually a use for this in the real world?” seems to be a popular question among other members of my demographic when pointing out the flaws of the American education system. This question, however, almost always leads to the question, “Is there a point to it all?” However, I do not have the time nor space nor relative dimension to discuss why the answer to life, the universe, and everything is 42 - but I am here today...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
461 Words
The Japanese word tsundoku translates to something along the lines of the purchase of books but never reading them. It’s a fantastic word to describe the state of my room. I don’t think tsundoku should be translated into English. Honestly, the closest word I can think for tsundoku is hoarding, but that doesn’t carry the brightest of connotations. I don’t think tsundoku merits the negative implications of hoarding. Hoarders stash away shoes, creepy Victorian dolls, and...

Additional Essay Details:
19 Words
My personal statement (Common App essay) details my experience with the Sunflower Student Movement (also known as 太陽花學運) in Taiwan.

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
29 Words
I definitely should have balanced my spread of schools...

My favorite course thus far, and why
44 Words
I love my Civ course, History of Science. I couldn't fit in a...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
75 Words
I interviewed with as few schools as possible (so all the non-Ivy schools), but my Ivy interviews were definitely on the awkward side....

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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Quirky, motivated,...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
60 Words
Do what you like. Don't sign up for a grueling volunteer activity that you're not passionate about -...