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UChicago ‘19
B.S., Computer and Information Studies, , International Studies
Asian (as you can see). CTY four-year, nevermore 2013. Ask me anything.
Features Included
4
Essays
6
Schools
12
Scores
5
Advice
6
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Albany, New York
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionEarly Action
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin, French

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Smith College (Northampton, MA)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
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University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Applied for in Computer and Information Studies

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
528 Words
Chinese heritage, One moment that changed you
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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
29 Words
I definitely should have balanced my spread of schools...
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My favorite course thus far, and why
44 Words
I love my Civ course, History of Science. I couldn't fit in a...
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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....
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Quirky, motivated,...
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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 -...
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High School Performance

Rank
Top 10%
 
High School TypeBoarding
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
31
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
Highest SAT
2320
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1570
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details5 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesAdmissions or Post-Acceptance Committee, Computer / Technology Volunteer, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, School Jazz / Orchestra, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Tutoring/Mentoring
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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