College Admissions Info

Dickinson College, ‘19
BA, Psychology, Film and Video Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Born in NYC. Attended Taipei American School in Taiwan.
From: Taipei , Taiwan
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 2 schools
Accepted At: Dickinson
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin, Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1290
Highest SAT: 1810
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 25%
High School Type: International
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Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: School Theater/Plays, Film, Broadcast Journalism / Media / Television, Choir, Big Brother/Big Sister
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College Application Essays

Q: Describe a place or environment where you are perfectly content. What do you do or experience there, and why is it meaningful to you? I stop in front of the doors and enter my meditation state. I can’t see or hear anything. Images of the day’s events flash through my mind, all my problems and stressful worries. That one question on that math quiz during first period, that psychology essay I haven’t started writing, and that...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
701 Words
Hiking clears my mind. I feel the fresh air blowing through my hair, the plants swaying in the soothing mountain breeze, and the sun beating down on my sweat covered skin. My footsteps become in sync with my friends’ footsteps as we tread along the rocky steps. I greet other hikers when we past one another. With each step, I feel my body relax. With each step, I leave behind the concrete jungle city. Hiking not only clears my mind...

Additional Essay Details:
5 Words
Application for Dickinson College's supplement.

College Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
19 Words
Choose a balance of teachers/coaches...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
73 Words
I've interviewed with Dickinson College, Hamilton College, Hobart and William Smith College, and Union College. My advice would be to first interview...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
18 Words
Liberal, daring (to try out...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
47 Words
I almost hired a private admissions counselor but then decided not to. The cost...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
71 Words
Carlisle is a small town located in Pennsylvania. I love the location because we are 1.5-3 hrs away from DC, Philadelphia,...