College Admissions Info

Dartmouth College, ‘17
BA, Economics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Chicago , Illinois
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: UChicago, Dartmouth, Purdue
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish, Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1590
Highest SAT: 2360
Other SAT Scores:
Highest ACT:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 1%
High School Type: Boarding
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving, Rowing (Crew)
Extracurricular Activities: Church, World/Global Affairs Club, Community Cleanup / Service, School Band
How Spent Summers:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Volunteer/public interest work
614 Words
Sitting on the ground, scooping a few grains of rice out of a newspaper with my bare hands, I had never felt more ready to start a riot. Just a few feet away, a girl was seated at a table, eating a grilled chicken breast and pasta, not unlike the many dinners I had prepared for my own family at home. That could have been me, if not for an unlucky draw from the hat. I had come to the...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
420 Words
There exists nothing that cannot be theoretically improved by taking a dip in batter and hot oil, from the classic French fry to the lesser known fried butter on a stick; at least, that’s how my friend the Georgia State Fair veteran would have me believe. But of all of the cardiologist’s nightmares, my personal favorite will always be “Deep-Fried Thursday.” Every Thursday afternoon for the majority of my high school career, I could be found on the...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
706 Words
Some say that the most important part of any culture is the language of its people, and in the summer of 2012, through Spanish classes and homestays in Bolivia, I had ample opportunity to experience just that. Within just a few short weeks in South America, I found myself giving directions to taxi drivers, holding produce purchased from local vendors on the way home to my Quechua and Spanish speaking homestay family. I graduated from "¿que?" and "si" to discussions about...

Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
386 Words
When I was in elementary school, I had the immense responsibility of practicing piano for an hour every day. It was strictly enforced, as everything seems to be to an eight-year-old, and my mom would sit in the adjacent room rejecting my every plea for a bathroom break, or a water break, or any kind of break at all. I was sneaky, changing the time on all of the clocks so my “hour” would end early, and there was no...

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