College Admissions Info

University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, ‘21
BS, Undecided

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 4 advice topics

Student Background

Girl with diverse interests trying to navigate the college process.
From: Chicago , Illinois
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: Yes
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Accepted At: U of Minnesota
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Highest ACT:
Other ACT Scores:
ACT Prep:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 10%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Basketball
Extracurricular Activities: Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Gay/Straight Alliance, Mock Trial, Broadcast Journalism / Media / Television
Awards Received:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement for BU, Washington, NYU: Story central to identity
644 Words
I lean forward in my seat and keep my hands clasped together. My heart beats slowly while my breathing increases with each passing second. It’s a simple play. One open shot can promise a lead and with such little time left a lead can promise a win. The whistle blows and the ball is handed to my teammate. All of us rush to hold hands and watch as the ball goes to the left wing. I hide the urge...

College Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
37 Words
Each student in my high school was assigned to a counselor...

My advice about getting recommenders
120 Words
Go with the teachers who know you and with whom you have a strong relationship with. Also start early. I asked a little later than some and while my rec letter came on time, it...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
30 Words
Do things you're interested in. This can include summer...

What I’d change about my application process
60 Words
Spread the work out more evenly. I started really early, but as soon as school kicked in, I...