College Admissions Info

Northwestern University, ‘19
BS, Cognitive Science

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
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Student Background

I love science, boba, running, meeting wonderful strangers, and more.
From: San Jose , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Yale, Northwestern, Rice, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCSD, Duke, Williams
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish, Mandarin

Test Scores

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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 1%
High School Type: Religious
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Science Club/Team, Math Team, Nursing Home Volunteer, Student Council / Government, Tutoring/Mentoring
How Spent Summers:

College Application Essays

It’s eight o’clock on Friday night and I’m cell-sitting. As primary cell-caretaker, my job is to stress out the poor cells. This past summer, I studied the effects of microgravity on astronauts’ bone density when traveling to outer space. My job was to dissect the molecular mechanisms behind this bone degeneration. I applied mechanical stress to bone cells via a stretch device, mimicking the forces that running or jumping applies on bones in our bodies. I expected...

College Admissions Advice

Why I declined other schools
113 Words
Beginning the application process, Stanford and Yale were my top choices. I wasn't accepted by Stanford, but I was accepted by Yale. However, I ended up choosing Northwestern because I was admitted to HPME ...