College Admissions Info

Princeton University, ‘20
BA, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Cat-loving guitarist
From: Brooklyn , New York , Pakistan
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: Yes
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Sibling
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Dartmouth, Rochester, Smith, Wellesley, Holyoke, SUNY Geneseo, Stony Brook, Binghamton, SUNY Oneonta, Macaulay Honors, Skidmore
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Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Urdu

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1490
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High School Performance

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Top 1%
High School Type: Public
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team
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College Application Essays

If you are an amateur ice-skater as I am, then you understand the wrenching feeling as your legs give way on the ice. Shock. Fury. Helplessness. The same numbing panic washes over me when the emcee calls my name for Phillips Exeter Academy’s Summer Variety Show. My gladiator sandals slap the floor like beaver tails as I make a beeline to center stage. I seat myself on a wooden chair. Like a content, chirping cat, my guitar sits upright...

Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
205 Words
As the manager gives us a tour of our new sixteenth-floor apartment, my siblings and I determine how the bedrooms will be divided amongst us. Maria and I take the first room. When we enter, the first thing we register is that the room is far more spacious than our old room in Brooklyn. I sprint to the window. In front of me lies the horizon of a new city. My mother had called it Glasgow. Maria calls me over...

Supplemental Essay: Other
25 Words
Start early! Also, find a systematic method for organizing all of your documents and essays so that you have saved drafts you could always revisit.

College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
64 Words
Honesty, my SAT scores weren't perfect, but I believe I got to where I am because of my personal...