College Admissions Info

Emerson College, ‘19
BA, Visual Arts

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm a rising sophomore, who came from a private Quaker school but is focusing on media production with hopes of creating diverse representations of people of color, primilary those who are Asian American and Pacific Islander
From: Philadelphia , Pennsylvania
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: Emerson, Drexel, Temple, Ithaca
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

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High School Performance

High School Type: Other Private
Academic Performance in High School: Some good some bad

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Photography / Film, Diversity Committee / Minority Initiative, Gay/Straight Alliance, Yearbook, Community or summer theater/plays
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College Application Essays

The love and care from twenty-five teenagers blanketed the circle--nowhere else in the world can you find this unconditional support or lack of judgment. Activities like this happen on a daily basis at the Arden Drama School, where respect and passion thrive. On the last day of camp, we repeated an exercise we had done on the first day. The twenty-five of us gathered into a large semi-circle as audience members for our classmates. Our co-teacher Alex told all of...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
189 Words
Lynda Greenwade, my film teacher, influenced my decision to major in film production. In my junior year,I took part in a cross-cultural cinematography project with Nima Muhinmanchi Art (a non profit arts organization) in Accra, Ghana. I served as core editor for a team of twelve classmates. I found working behind the camera gave me less stress than being in front of the camera. Lynda, the faculty head of this project, was impressed with my work and encouraged me...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
206 Words
I would title the story of my life "The Inbetweener: Opting for Diversity" because I have constantly shuffled between the lines of being American and Chinese. In my life, I haven't found a home in either community as I'm "too Chinese" to be American and "too American" to be Chinese. I find that I’m an outlier in both communities, but for different reasons. Within my own ethnic community, I’m an anomaly because of my involvement with the Western...

Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
421 Words
As I exited the plane into the Philadelphia Airport terminal, I reflected upon my time at SDLC (Student Diversity Leadership Conference) in Indianapolis. I realized how lucky I was to be picked by my school to attend SDLC. Although many applied, I was one of only five students picked to attend this life changing conference. SDLC is a conference, where more than 1,600 kids from all over the country and world come together to tackle issues of diversity in the private...

College Admissions Advice

Why I declined other schools
20 Words
Emerson College is leading in its...

My advice about getting recommenders
23 Words
Get them at the end of junior...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
3 Words

What set me apart from other applicants
31 Words
Being an Asian American woman in the media arts...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
7 Words
Anything regarding...