College Admissions Info

University of Pittsburgh, ‘14
BA, Communication and Media Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I got my bachelor's degree from Pitt in 2014. I worked for 2 years, and I back to Pitt to pursue a Master of Health Administration, graduating April 2018.
From: Springfield , Massachusetts , Hong Kong
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: Asian, Black / African American
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: BU, Syracuse, Temple, Stony Brook, UMass
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Cantonese

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1270
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Volleyball, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, Key Club, Church
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College Application Essays

Supplemental Essay:
4006 Words
Extended Essay for IB Diploma Topic: How can I incorporate elements of Commedia Dell' Arte into a production of Lady Gregory's Irish play Spreading the News to portray the theme of gossiping in a more realistic way? Subject: Theatre Arts Introduction Irish theatre is a recently created theatre of the 20th century that flourished rapidly, while the art of Commedia Dell' Arte has been used for hundreds of years. The Irish Theatre, which was later known as the Abbey Theatre,...

College Admissions Advice

Post-college plans
50 Words
I am going into the field of Healthcare Management. I worked for two years in...

Why I ultimately chose my school
151 Words
I'm going into the healthcare field, and University of Pittsburgh is one of the best schools to attend for a healthcare degree. There is the med school, nursing school, physical therapy school, public health school, and social work school. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
168 Words
Living on campus is expensive! This is true for any school you go to. They overcharge you for living on campus. If you live on-campus at University of Pittsburgh, it's $1500 per month. When I moved off campus for senior year, I started paying $475 per month for a studio apartment! Food...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
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Pittsburgh is a cheap city to live in! You might pay $1200 per month for rent in New York City, but in Pittsburgh you can easily pay less than $500 for rent if you have roomates, and $600 per month if...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
223 Words
The purpose of going to school is to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to get a job after graduation. With that said, you need more than just an education to get a job - you need job experience! When you go to college, you have two goals - getting a job after graduation or getting into grad school (which eventually you will need a job after...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
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I was living in Springfield, MA when I applied for college. I actually got a full-tuition scholarship to attend University of Pittsburgh because of my high grades in high school! My advice is to study hard in high school and get...

How I chose schools to apply to
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You should do your research on the top-ranking schools in your field of interest. The list of best engineering schools will be different than the list of best nursing schools. Choose schools that offer your major of study and at a location that you don't mind living. For instance, if you hate the country-side, then don't apply to a school that's located far away...