College Admissions Info

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Current student at Yale with interests in math, literature, music, penmanship, and book collecting
From: West Windsor , New Jersey
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: Carleton, Princeton, Swarthmore, U of Minnesota
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1580
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Math Team, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement for Yale, Carleton, Princeton, Swarthmore, Stanford: Creative personal story, Running
684 Words
Cursive has a power to express emotion that print and type cannot match. There is joy in the fluid sweep of a curve, sorrow lurking in the shadow of a stem. No one ever saw tragedy in the cold lines of a serif. Today I'm writing love. It spills out of my hand onto forty-three blank slips of paper. The strokes are joined in an intricate dance – sometimes twining together, sometimes flowing apart; shaping meaning out of emptiness. My fingers...

Supplemental Essay for Yale: “Why us” school essay
129 Words
Yale stands out to me because of its intellectual atmosphere and sense of community. When I visited Yale, I was struck by how the students were so passionately involved within the college community. I really admired how the residential college system creates opportunities to form deep friendships with other students and faculty members and to learn from a diverse range of people. I'd love to acquire different perspectives on topics through the residential college seminars, which draw lecturers from an...

Supplemental Essay for Carleton: “Why us” school essay
262 Words
I first heard of Carleton two years ago when I found a Carleton College frisbee on my doorstep. Since then, everything I've learned about Carleton has reinforced my first impression: from baking cookies at Dacie's, to hunting for Schiller, Carleton strikes me as a place full of unique traditions (and stunning natural scenery) where students can learn and live with equal passion. Carleton's academic program also stood out to me from the beginning. I've loved literature for as long as...

Supplemental Essay for Princeton, Yale, Stanford, Carleton: Issue of personal significance
659 Words
In autumn the leaves drift jewel-bright across Lake Carnegie. The air is crisp and cold; far away the geese sound, squawking shrilly as they continue their long journey south. I inhale sharply. With every stride forward the towpath unfolds before me: miles upon miles of a trail I’ve come to know as intimately as my own home. I recognize every bench, every tree root; as I run, I lose myself in the world around me, becoming part of the...

Supplemental Essay for Yale: Other
515 Words
I've always been fascinated by math; it amazes me that processes powerful enough to reshape civilization can be modeled by deceptively simple equations. My interest in computer science developed more recently. In freshman year, I took an introductory programming class. At first I didn't realize that computer science was more than just coding. But when I learned about the applications of number theory in hashing and cryptography, I began to see how computer science applies mathematical principles to solve an...

Supplemental Essay for Princeton: Other
582 Words
I've always been fascinated by math. It amazes me that processes powerful enough to reshape civilizations can still be modeled by deceptively simple equations. Since middle school, I've been studying math in my spare time and going to math competitions, while taking the highest level math classes my school offers. My interest in computer science developed more recently. In freshman year, I took an introductory programming class. At first I didn't realize that computer science was about more than coding....

College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
192 Words
During high school, I often worried that I didn't have enough extracurricular activities or achievements to set me apart from other highly qualified applicants. Although I spent a lot of time running, I was never good enough to get recruited; I'd played piano for many years, but I had terrible stage fright and rarely competed. Sometimes...

My advice about getting recommenders
106 Words
I think teacher recommendations can be more important than people commonly realize. A truly excellent recommendation can convey your passion for learning, the quality of your class participation, and your willingness to...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
136 Words
I paid a private admissions counselor around $250 to review my college essays and give me an experienced estimate of what schools were in or beyond my reach. In retrospect, I probably could have done just as well on my own -...

How I would describe the wider community surrounding campus (Yale)
88 Words
People often call New Haven "sketchy" or "shady," but I've really enjoyed my time here. There are areas that feel unsafe, but the same is true...