College Admissions Info

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Neuro major with political aspirations
From: Poughkeepsie , New York
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 3 schools
Accepted At: Dartmouth, Cornell
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1560
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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: Fencing
Extracurricular Activities: Math Team, Science Club/Team, Debate Club/Team
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement : Story central to identity
646 Words
Class of ‘98 (CommonApp Essay) Leafing through yet another list of unimpressive credentials, a bespectacled social worker tosses aside his yellowed file. The reject pile is growing higher than the rickety bookshelves. "Baby girls," he comments, leaning back in his chair, "as common as broken glass." With higher stakes than an Ivy League, Sichuanese Adoption, class of '98, was a discarded peasant daughter's best chance at success. How would I have fared if college admission standards were applied for my adoption?...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
258 Words
In our house, it's impossible to avoid the topic of neurological health. I delved into neuroscience after a dangerous dance with a pituitary tumor. When I first found out, my 7th grade self was too preoccupied with the new iPod Touch to notice the possible calamity on the horizon. Eventually, she became a little more frightened, but she was also fascinated by the single organ in control of our life. My tumor was small enough that surgeons didn’t want...

Supplemental Essay: Using a metaphor
707 Words
“Curiouser and curiouser,” from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll “Now what do you plan to do, my dear?” the Mad Hatter asks, piling far more sugar into my cup than tea. “Why, neurosurgery!” I begin excitedly. “I find the brain to be quite-” “No, no, no, that won’t do," the March Hare interrupts. “Too much tinkering will leave you with a hole in the head!” He taps a fork on the tea kettle to accentuate his...

Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
695 Words
When I was little, my favorite compliment to receive was that I was “unusually articulate”. In high school, I loved Model Congresses and Debate Society almost as much as Science Olympiad. I was thrilled by speeches that could move nations and how policies could radically alter the domestic sphere. I even considered a career in politics before I realized I couldn’t go that far, since my birthplace constitutionally prohibits me from the White House. I now intend to become...

Supplemental Essay: Other
45 Words
I feel that my essays were the strongest part of my application. I spoke on diverse an interesting topics that really presented my personality, personal goals, and humor. You don't have to worry about sounding smart. A funny, interesting essay is always the smartest choice.

College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
7 Words
Fun Smart...

My advice about getting recommenders (Dartmouth)
37 Words
Don't go for the most prestigious teacher in your school. Dartmouth...