College Admissions Info

Maria4m
Maria4m
Princeton University ‘19
BA, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

When you go to the best school in the country, but you'd give it up for Hogwarts in a millisecond.
From: Brooklyn , New York
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Union, Wellesley, Barnard, Stony Brook, Binghamton, Smith, Bryn Mawr, SUNY Oneonta, SUNY Geneseo, Hunter, St. John's, Brooklyn College, Queens, CUNY City, Baruch
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi, Spanish

Test Scores

2230
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1530
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High School Performance

4.00
GPA
Top 1%
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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Hockey
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement : Overcoming personal struggle
658 Words
With a stroke of fate or maybe just mere coincidence, you will find a peculiar old newspaper, hoping to find something worth reading. After skimming through a couple of tedious articles and glancing at a few irksome advertisements, you might just read it: my obituary. Your eyes will scan the list of my accomplishments, glaze a bit when you read the names of my grieving family, but linger at the line where the death notice is printed: Ms. Malik passed...









Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
253 Words
In the summer of 2013, I attended an institute with The Opportunity Network that focused on career and professional development. I delved into everything from proper email etiquette and professional dress, to interview procedures and the structures of companies. During my favorite workshop, "Marketing your Assets," I watched Amy Cuddy's enlightening TED talk on how we can change peoples' perception of ourselves, our body's chemistry, and our confidence levels by simply changing our body positions. I never realized how crucial my...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
220 Words
At exactly 8:30am, armed with shovels, buckets, paintbrushes and wheelbarrows, I trekked into the Costa Rican rainforest with my study abroad group, sloshing through puddles of reddish brown mud and leaping over orderly trails of leaf-cutter ants. Our destination: El Silencio's Wildlife Reserve. Our aim: To restore the animal cages- a task that required everything from mixing cement to scrubbing moss. We greeted the gregarious scarlet macaws, waved at the little raccoon named Lila, and grinned at the vivacious white-faced...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
660 Words
The only sounds that can be heard in the dimly lit corridor are the constant drumming of my fingers against the pale blue wall and the distant sound of heels clomping on the floor in an almost rhythmic pattern. A series of ancient plaques and awards adorn the walls in neat lines and an array of trophies are lined up like soldiers in a glass case across from where I am tensely standing. As I uncrumple my index card, which...









Supplemental Essay: Other
167 Words
Essay One Prompt: Describe last 2 summers Essay Two Prompt: Describe meaningful extracurricular Essay Three Prompt: In addition to the essay you have written for the Common Application, please write an essay of about 500 words (no more than 650 words and no less than 250 words). Using one of the themes below as a starting point, write about a person, event, or experience that helped you define one of your values or in some way changed how you approach the world. Please do...



College Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
38 Words
My favorite course is my freshman writing seminar even though it...





5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
8 Words
Hard-working, friendly,...





What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
21 Words
Grade deflation. It is hard to...





What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
23 Words
How friendly everyone is! I was so...





Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
17 Words
Princeton has the best financial...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
18 Words
So close to NYC!!! And...