College Admissions Info

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

wannabe artist and cat enthusiast
From: Philadelphia , Pennsylvania
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: Stanford, Princeton, Swarthmore, Amherst, Williams, UPenn, Brown, Harvard, Dartmouth
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1560
Highest SAT: 2310
SAT Prep:
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Academic Decathlon, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Chinese Club, Tutoring/Mentoring, Japanese Club
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College Application Essays

"It's a farewell poem." My Latin teacher says. "A propemptikon wishes for a safe and prosperous journey. You should be taking notes." My eyes snap back from the classroom clock to scan my notebook. Genres in Lyric Poetry. Right. I'm sixteen and stressed. I hold back a sigh as I scrawl down the funny little word, propemptikon. Safe journey. Bon-voyage. Something clicks in the back of my mind. I am no stranger to farewell poems. "The wind sighs and howls,...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
290 Words
Virtually all of Stanford's undergraduates live on campus. Write a note to your future roommate that reveals something about you or that will help your roommate -- and us -- know you better. Hey, I'm Cathy. Chinese. No pets. Only child. Now that we've done our floor meeting's icebreaker, let's talk. My name is Cathy; I chose it myself when I was ten. If you want I'll teach you the secret to the world's best dumplings. I don't have any...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
274 Words
Stanford students possess an intellectual vitality. Reflect on an idea or experience that has been important to your intellectual development. I finally found it, stashed at the bottom of a stack too far into the Stanford Art and Architecture Library.The Journal of Eugene Delacroix. It was not the original, of course, but the long-out-of-print edition's worn pages felt just as precious in my hands . I'd known Delacroix's name for years, seen his paintings in history textbooks and art museums,...

Additional Essay Details:
188 Words
I had planned to write my essays over the summer before senior year so that my application would be all done when school started. But like too many procrastinators, I foiled my own plans by doing absolutely nothing relevant to college apps over the summer. I ended up writing most of my essays in the two weeks leading up to the early action deadline of November 1st. And while I would highly discourage anyone from procrastinating until the last possible...

College Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
144 Words
Ask teachers who know you, like you, and write well. If it's hard to find teachers who satisfy all three criteria, settle for the first two or even just the first. A teacher who knows you well and writes in depth about both...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
7 Words
curious, conscious,...

What I’d change about my application process
125 Words
I would have stressed less, definitely. I had so much anxiety about college decisions and what they meant to me that by the time decisions rolled out and I was actually blessed with unbelievable acceptances, I didn't feel...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
125 Words
Do something! Anything! Get a job, do some volunteering, learn new stuff, visit family, etc. etc. Personally I love learning and wanted to get to know college life so I applied to and attended summer programs where...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
200 Words
I interviewed with all the Ivy League schools I applied to. Most interviewers were my parents' age so there wasn't very much personal connection, but they were all very kind and patient. I was very nervous about the first few, but they all turned out pretty well. I was surprised by how much time the interviewers spent talking about...

What set me apart from other applicants
76 Words
I'm not very exceptional in a pool of overachievers, but I think I've come a really long way from where I started. I...

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred (Stanford, Princeton, Swarthmore, UPenn, Brown, Harvard)
34 Words
I wasn't deferred, but after I submitted my application I...

How to increase chances at my school (Stanford)
85 Words
I feel cliched giving this particular advice about most colleges, but for Stanford it's definitely one of the most important things: follow your passion. Or, in...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school (Princeton)
45 Words
Princeton has an incredibly strong humanities/social sciences scene with plenty of research and...