College Admissions Info

Dartmouth College, ‘20
BA, Economics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

A self proclaimed renaissance man
From: Baltimore , Maryland
Gender: Male
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 14 schools
Accepted At: UMich, W&L U, Penn State, UMBC
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1590
Highest SAT: 2360
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Math Team, Key Club, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement : Reaching a goal
688 Words
The lessons we take from failure can be fundamental to later success. Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience? Strawberries and cream. Crisp white attire on a summer’s day. 130 mph serves. These are some things that attracted me to the game of tennis at a young age. Since then, I’ve learned many lessons on the court, but I’ve also learned much from...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
651 Words
Tell us about an intellectual experience, either directly related to your schoolwork or not, that you found particularly meaningful. (Dartmouth supplement) I am saddened to say that when my most intellectually stimulating experience occurred, I was not able to capture it on film nor was it an experience that could be replicated by many others. You see, my view on the world changed not because I saw something, but because I tasted something. That something was none other than honey...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
289 Words
University of MIchigan Community Short Essay During the school day, room 132 is filled with engineering and technology students. Scrap material and various tools litter the workshop table as computers hum in the background. Tuesday afternoons though, room 132 is no longer a simple classroom. It is transformed into a community of innovators who come together to collaborate on various projects. As co-founder and president of Future Innovators of America, many think that I have the most authority in 132 on Tuesday afternoons....

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
516 Words
Michigan Ross Business School Supplemental Essay When the market crashed in 2008, I was trying to get rid of my inventory as fast as I could. Well, in the form of paper-thin cardboard. In middle school, I embarked on a business venture trading and selling Yu-Gi-Oh cards based upon each card’s rarity and market value, which I found through hours of online research. Because of how volatile the Yu-Gi-Oh market was, I had to make quick trading decisions. In the...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
52 Words
Take risks! For some colleges (especially Dartmouth), I took risks in my application in an attempt...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
91 Words
I didn't have a private admissions counselor, but I think I was just apt at finding the resources myself. The best advice I have for prospective students...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
147 Words
I interviewed with the majority of my schools. I think the interview is not just a chance for alumni to report back to their college about you, but also a chance for you to get a glimpse of what a college's atmosphere would be...

Why I ultimately chose my school
120 Words
Dartmouth hosts this 3 day event each year following the regular decision notifications called Dimensions. From the moment I arrived on campus, I felt this warm, familiar atmosphere despite not having ever visited before. I felt as...

My advice about getting recommenders
78 Words
Make sure your teachers know you well. Participate in class, talk to them after school, and tell them about your life outside of...