College Admissions Info

University of British Columbia, ‘18
BA, Urban Studies and Affairs

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Los Angeles , California , Canada
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: Yes
Race/Ethnicity: Asian, White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: UBC, Reed, Cal Poly
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French, Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1560
Highest SAT: 2300
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High School Performance

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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Challenged a belief
687 Words
It was Year 3. I was up early that sticky Hong Kong morning, my tiny fingers struggling to turn bed sheets and brooches into a messy stola, the toga's feminine equivalent. I remember skimming the directions confidently, picturing myself a Roman noble, rather than a skinny kid in a bunch of sheets. The occasion? Roman Day, the conclusion of our study of the Roman Empire and an enduring memory for every seven-year-old at school that day. Two years later. I moved...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
290 Words
After four years at an admissions obsessed high school, everything feels less impressive. The mantra says being in the top ten is nothing without clubs, a varsity sport, two leadership positions, a perfect SAT score -- first shot, of course -- and hundreds of community service hours. Fortunately for my self esteem, I don't share that view. In the midst of these distractions and demands, I value most strongly my sense of focus. My belief in pushing the limits of...

College Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
80 Words
While I obviously didn't get to see my recommendations, I found the teachers who seemed most passionate about writing me a strong recommendation were...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
131 Words
I interviewed with Reed College, and the interview experience was excellent. I met my interviewer, a former Reed student, at a lovely coffee shop near where I live -- her recommendation, and now one of my favourite places in...