College Admissions Info

Princeton University, ‘18
BA, Psychology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Questbridge scholar and freshman at Princeton University who is indecisive and loves skiing, eating, singing, and trying new things.
From: Santa Fe , New Mexico
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 14 schools
Accepted At: WashU, Oberlin, Princeton, Emory
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Korean, Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1580
Highest SAT: 2350
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Religious
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Golf
Extracurricular Activities: School Band, Science Club/Team
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College Application Essays

"Nana, do you want a baby brother?" My answer for the past two years had always been no, but my parents never listened. The day I fractured my wrist, the day my sister Ramona threw up from drinking too many slushies and needed my attention because no one else was home, my brother was born. The irony was too obvious; I concluded that I had inherited an ounce of bad fate. My belief was bolstered a couple years later, when...

Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
29 Words
This is a supplemental essay I wrote for the Danforth scholarship application at Washington University in St. Louis. The prompt was to propose a program with a budget of $10,000.

Additional Essay Details:
712 Words
By kindergarten, I was dancing to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and singing “Libiamo ne' lieti calici” on top of my sofa. During elementary school, I taught myself piano and sang everywhere—including the bathroom and school playground. When I was bullied, I sang. When my parents fought, I embraced my mp3 player. Coming from a low-income immigrant family, I initially struggled with communication and concepts that teachers taught to me. While I could not understand my teachers’ explanations, I could...

College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
147 Words
From my experiences, the interviews did not seem to play a very large role in the application process; rather, they were more of a way to just get familiarized with the schools a little better through discussions with alumni. One of my favorite interviews...

My advice about getting recommenders
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I asked my math and English teachers to write my recommendations. For your recommendations, you don't have to choose teachers...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
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I am currently a part of an a capella group, a dance...

Post-college plans
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I'm planning to take...

What set me apart from other applicants
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I think that most of my extracurricular activities weren't anything noteworthy, and I didn't have any "prestigious" awards that a few people had told me that I would need to have a shot at college. The thing that set me apart was probably my common app essay, which...