College Admissions Info

oliverc12
oliverc12
Dartmouth College, ‘18
BA, Chinese Language and Literature, Economics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Murrieta , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Riverside, UCLA
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

2270
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1550
Highest SAT: 2270
SAT Prep:
SAT IIs:

High School Performance

4.50
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Community Cleanup / Service, National Honor Society, Culinary

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Family background
655 Words
“3, 2, 1, Action.” With my parents seated in the directors’ chairs, the camera begins to roll; filming has resumed. In this scene, I tackle an exam in my AP Physics class, the most challenging course I have yet taken in my high school career. The result is terrible, and I trudge home despondently. “Cut!” In response to the sharp interjection, I stop acting, and the camera stops rolling. “What a poor performance.” Ashamed, I face the directors, head hung low. A moment...









Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
0 Words


Additional Essay Details:
147 Words
I was once a slave to Victory. Winning was my only motivation, my sole source of satisfaction, and losing always brought dejection and despondency. This changed, however, when I met Tennis. When I was first introduced to the sport in freshman year, I improved rapidly. I became good enough to play on the varsity team sophomore year, but this was where I hit a ceiling. Victory left me. Week after week, I lost to players that were quicker, stronger, fitter,...



College Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
5 Words
Dartmouth Outing...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
2 Words
Volunteering,...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
3 Words
Quiet...





Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
9 Words
Did both, apply...





Why I ultimately chose my school
3 Words
Undergraduate...