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katie.chang
katie.chang
Emory University ‘19
BBA,

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hi! I'm from California and am a Jumper on Track
From: San Rafael , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision, Accepted From Waitlist
Applied To: 13 schools
Accepted At: Emory, Richmond, Northeastern, Tulane, LMU, San Diego, UCSB, Santa Clara
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

29
ACT
Highest ACT:
ACT Prep:
Other Standardized Tests:

High School Performance

3.85
GPA
Top 25%
Rank
High School Type: Other Private
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Basketball, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Student Council / Government, Outdoors/Hiking Club, Admissions or Post-Acceptance Committee
How Spent Summers:
Awards Received:
Application Additional Materials:

College Application Essays

600 Words
Lightly tapping the toe of my broken-in and scuffed boot, I test its stability before trusting it with the rest of my weight. The granite slides slightly, ready to spring loose from its nook in the mountain, so I readjust my positioning just a bit to the right, straddling two flat but sharp rocks. Gaining elevation with every step, I desperately try to resupply my muscles with oxygen as my heart pounds rapidly. Out of breath, like the rest of...









Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
507 Words
I’m sweaty, fatigued, achy and ready to make camp, but my hiking group still has one mile to go. I look up from the trail and admire the glorious scene. The sun peeks over the tree line directly across the lake, ready to plunge below the horizon. The water reflects the daffodil yellow light and clouds from the sky. It’s almost a mirrored image of the sky on the lake, but the ripples rhythmically pulse, blurring the water...







Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
949 Words
“Katie, you’re so whitewashed.” Even though I knew inside this statement was true, it still stung. It was the first time I had heard this. My friend Cameron, who is also Chinese American, said this to me after finding out I live in a predominantly white neighborhood, go to school with a handful of Asian Americans and have only a few pairs of chopsticks instead of a drawer full of them. Our dads were best friends growing up and...













Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
693 Words
Dinner at my house is more than family sharing a meal; it is a class on financial planning and health insurance. Growing up with both parents as health insurance brokers and financial planners, I experience dinner conversations ranging from Roth IRAs to the nit and grit of the Obamacare rollout. Often, some aspect of the insurance or finance world pops up, and I love it! Listening and inquiring over the years, I’m comfortable with the recurring topics of discussion...











Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
601 Words
Lightly tapping the toe of my broken-in and scuffed boot, I test its stability before trusting it with the rest of my weight. The granite slides slightly, ready to spring loose from its nook in the mountain, so I readjust my positioning just a bit to the right, straddling two flat but sharp rocks. Gaining elevation with every step, I desperately try to resupply my muscles with oxygen as my heart pounds rapidly. Out of breath, like the rest of...









Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
148 Words
Step up, step back: leadership advice I follow myself and offer to others. Especially in a team or group context, whether it be on the court, in the classroom or backpacking in Wyoming, stepping up when a member of the group can’t give 100% and stepping back when I am dominating the conversation is crucial. As sophomore and senior class co-president, I juggle the position of leading and just being a member of my grade. Often I don’t get...



Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
148 Words
“Think. Question. Create,” those are the core values at my high school. They felt so simple and insignificant at first; anyone can “think, question, and create”. However, junior year I noticed a difference in the way I analyzed, in and outside the classroom, inquiring further into topics I was interested in. As a result of my classes, I developed as a critical thinker. What stands out to me about USD is the combination of ethics and business. Professors like Aarti...



College Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
88 Words
I took "History of the Caribbean" as a random course I needed to fill credits, but it ended up being one of my favorite classes! It...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
283 Words
Emory University: This interview was with a recent alum of 2014, so she just graduated. We met in a Peet's Coffee Shop and it went really well! I hadn't visited Emory, so I asked her a lot about Emory as a school and what it was like on campus. She was super informative and so nice! She asked about me and by the end of the interview I was really sold on Emory. When I was waitlisted I called her and she helped me sort...







Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
92 Words
Clubs -- ranging from volunteering to business or pre-med clubs -- they are very prominent on campus -- which is great! Sports - DIII but there are...





What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
71 Words
There are SO many international kids. On my floor of 30 alone I have six international kids from mainland China, India and...





What I’d change about my application process
60 Words
I wouldn't apply to so many schools. Luckily I didn't need to think about financial burdens, but if...