College Admissions Info

Boston University, ‘21
BA, English

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Quirky amateur novelist
From: Georgetown , Malaysia
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Accepted At: Brown, Tulane
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:

Test Scores

Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 25%
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Hockey
Extracurricular Activities: Animal Foster Care Provider / Animal Rescue Volunteer, Community or summer theater/plays
Application Additional Materials:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement for BU, Brown, UPenn, Tulane, Barnard, Brandeis: Creative personal story, Embracing your heritage, Family background, Feeling out of place
657 Words
My hands twitched towards the book, a piece of my identity on the shelf. I tucked my long hair behind my ears, a deep longing surfacing, incorrigible and hard to explain. Immigrant on a shelf. All my life, I had tried to beat into submission, my otherness, my inexplicable difference and finally, with open arms, I ran towards it. Fifth generation, Punjabi, Indian, Malaysian, immigrant, citizen, girl, woman, identities in a vortex spinning around me, threatening to absorb me whole....

Supplemental Essay for BU: “Why us” school essay
252 Words
Languidly, the playwright composes her scene, her hands tugging at invisible strings that control her delightfully quirky characters, rearranging the flow of the story, the setting. The dialogue aches to be read and acted out. The playwright is me, and I long for college to come, that time where I can pull my screenplays and novellas out of the closet and discuss and read and write and write and write. And Boston University seems the best home for such a...

Supplemental Essay for BU: Other
371 Words
Without a doubt, powerlessness. There is nothing more dangerous and threatening to someone's morals than the feeling of inevitable injustice and helplessness. Why? Because we humans hate the feeling of vulnerability, so much so that we would do anything, absolutely anything, to avoid it. I witnessed the corruption of the feeling of simply having no options, on the fellow youth of my country, Malaysia. Growing up in a neighbourhood haunted by the spectre of mobsters, delinquents, poverty scrawled on crumbling...

College Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
24 Words
I wouldn't have applied ED to as...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
8 Words
I would...

What I’d change about my application process
11 Words
Not apply to...

Why I ultimately chose my school (BU)
34 Words
I did get accepted in Brown after I got into...

How to increase chances at my school (Tulane)
15 Words
Volunteering really looks good on...