College Admissions Info

Swarthmore College, ‘20
BA, Communication and Media Studies, Computer Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Fashion blogger that loves to program cool s***.
From: Paramus , New Jersey
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Rutgers, Fordham, Northeastern, Wellesley, Swarthmore, Davidson, Scripps
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Burmese, German

Test Scores

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

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Top 10%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Church, DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), Debate Club/Team, German Club, School Band, Marching Band, National Honor Society, Odyssey of the Mind, Student Council / Government, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band
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College Application Essays

In a world of black and white, I am a strange instance in which the universe created gray. Picture the perfect blank canvas, a town unstained by shades of crime. Summer vacations are synonymous with weeks spent abroad traipsing through cobblestone alleys in Barcelona or fine art-meets-fine dining by the Louvre. Bat mitzvahs, sweet sixteens, and quinceñeras are rites of passage, not into religion, maturity, or culture, but into the world of lavish spending. As a minority and the...

Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
247 Words
Getting my foot in the door to the fashion industry is no easy feat, so this past year, I set my mind to getting a fashion internship for the summer. Being located close to New York City, America’s ultimate fashion hub, the opportunities were right at my fingertips. However, internships weren’t open to high school students, let alone legal minors. Despite this, I sent my resume to dozens of companies, and after weeks of waiting and rejection, I...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
243 Words
One of my favorite fictional female characters of all time is Jessica Pearson from the television show, Suits. Not only is she a woman, but she’s also a woman of color, and neither of these factors hinder her from running one of the most successful law firms in New York City. The show doesn’t reveal much about her backstory, except for the fact that she graduated top of her class at Harvard Law, so I would love to...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
349 Words
From studying the relationships between apparel and their respective cultures to experimenting with the subtle differences in textile and pattern that have major impacts in the end-all be-all functionality and perceived aesthetic of a design, fashion has always been my forté. Despite popular belief, the subject is much more than superficial vanity. Beyond art, fashion is psychology, a meticulous decision backed by intent. Even those who claim indifference or argue to being above attending to appearance, donning a daily uniform...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
148 Words
When hard times struck my family, I decided to work as a hostess at a restaurant notorious for harsh management and bad reviews. It was a last resort, being the only job paying above minimum wage that would accommodate my busy 7 to 5 school-and-sports schedule. At first, it was nothing short of hell. Between the endless hours on my feet and occasional devilish customer, after a month, I was physically and mentally exhausted. But for every moment I wanted to leave,...

Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
600 Words
Although I'm no thespian, I was a better actress in elementary school than people gave me credit for. My town is the retail capital of America, nicknamed "The Land of Malls". Shopping is an inherent interest for all residents here. Weekly or bi-weekly shopping trips are met with bags chock-full of merchandise with stuffed wallets to match. When I was younger, I had a hard time fitting in to the environment. With only one parent bringing in a regular income...

Additional Essay Details:
9 Words
The diversity statement was my main essay for QuestBridge.

College Admissions Advice

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
30 Words
Research the school online or visit in person and...

Why I ultimately chose my school
65 Words
I was ultimately stuck between two amazing schools on two completely different coasts. And while I was in love with...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
35 Words
I applied to my school through QuestBridge and got very generous...

Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
41 Words
When you are visiting a school in person, try to find out...