rachelj
rachelj,
Yale-NUS ‘20
B.A., Liberal Arts and Humanities
I really, really like food.
Features Included
2
Essays
11
Schools
9
Scores
1
Advice
4
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Singapore, Singapore
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • Fordham University (New York, NY)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • University of California - Irvine (Irvine, CA)
  • Pitzer College (Claremont, CA)
  • George Washington University (Washington, DC)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
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Yale-NUS College (Singapore)

Applied for a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Humanities

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

I fell in love with a boy named Misadventure at a young age. He had jet-black hair, and he loved calling out for me. He had persuaded me once, when I was six, to climb a metal bar. I acquiesced, hoisting myself onto the pole, despite knowing that the act itself was asinine, and that it would land me into trouble. And so it did. The quaint recollection I have of the aftermath of that escapade is one of my...
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Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
984 Words
Laksa is the epitome of all Singaporean cuisine. Like my enthusiasm for clever puns, I aggressively defend this national dish whenever it is brought up by anyone. However, this is something I would have hesitated to do years ago, as the idea of spicy foods used to disgust me. My perception of Laksa changed years ago when I tried a spoonful of it- the delicious and rich coconut gravy permeating my mouth, its savoury and sweet aftertaste lingering on. I...
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School Specific Advice

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General Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
213 Words
I was interviewed by most of the schools on my list, some even through external interviewers as I was applying from my high school based in Shanghai, where I was an expat for four years. There are many tips I could offer you in terms of really hitting it home with an interview, and i will try to avoid the cliched "be yourself" tactic,...
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High School Performance

GPA
4.00
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 1%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
30
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesStudent Council / Government, Photography / Film, Broadcast Journalism / Media / Television, Charity Drive Organizing

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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