College Admissions Info

Cornell University, ‘09
Neuroscience, Philosophy

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm a Cornell student from Hong Kong
From: Hong Kong , China
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Admission: Regular Decision
Accepted At: Cornell
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

Highest SAT: 2170

High School Performance

High School Type: Public
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Rugby, Gymnastics
Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, School Theater/Plays, Tutoring/Mentoring, Dance, Model Congress / Model UN, School Choir
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College Application Essays

780 Words
Would you like a pocket-sized me? My friends keep telling me they wish they could shrink me so I can always be there. They tell me I’m a good listener, even though most people stereotype debaters like me as bigheaded, stubborn and subjective. I must be the black swan to that hasty generalization; I do listen. I’ve finally figured out my passion: people. I love people. I love talking to them, listening to them, being with them. I...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
502 Words
What do 70% of New Zealanders, 53% of Americans and 26% of Britons have in common? They are unhappy at work. Shocking! Sad fact: most people aren't lucky enough to escape the workplace. Global financial crisis in mind, I doubt we'll be able to change our social structure soon to abolish the need for work. So what can be done? This is where the ILR curriculum fits into my plan to sprinkle happy-dust in the workplace. True, not all workplace frustrations stem from...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
508 Words
"Did you know that there's no such thing as love? It's just chemicals running through your brain." Yes, yes, I'm more than familiar with the most commonplace neuroscientific statement. Neuroscience floats my boat. I want to know all about how the brain and body works to make us human. What more is there to life? I could devote myself to the study of squirrels, penguins, or some other fluffy, cute-looking creature, but my heart lies with the people I love...

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