College Admissions Info

Georgetown University, ‘17
BS, Economic Development, International Studies

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 7 advice topics

Student Background

Georgetown '17 International Economics
From: , New Jersey
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 14 schools
Accepted At: Georgetown, UVA, UNC, NYU, Binghamton, Rutgers, College of NJ, GWU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin, French, Arabic, Thai

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1560
Highest SAT: 2300
SAT Prep:
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Academic Decathlon, Community Cleanup / Service, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Debate Club/Team, Math Team, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
How Spent Summers:
Volunteer Experiences:

College Application Essays

My personal statement was a very personal story about how I came to the US on my own in the Third Grade and how terrible and difficult the experience for me. The part that made the experience distinct from other immigration story is the fact that I wasn't just moving countries, I was moving connections and family relations. I had never met my parents prior to the move, and had to adjust to living in a complete different country with...

College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
315 Words
It's awkward. Honestly, college interviews are the most awkward and nebulous things ever. They are held at awkward places - coffee shops, people's houses, people's offices. They are held at awkward times - the weekends, the awful Northeast Winters (I mention this because I remember the time that I trudged through a snow storm in heels in NYC in an attempt to reach an office in Times Square for a college interview). As a result, what you should wear to these things are oh-so-unclear. It's awkward because I've witnessed suited students in coffee shops speaking to alumni in Tee + Jeans,...

How to increase chances at my school
81 Words
Have parents that attended. I know, sounds helpless for those without, but pretty much 50% of Georgetown population are legacy kids, you don't realize it...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
152 Words
Honestly.. I don't think it matters that much, especially in high school. Sure, you can pay top bucks to attend that Wharton summer program, but they like to remind you that attending the program doesn't guarantee you admissions. Sure, you can go take summer...

What I’d change about my application process
126 Words
I can probably write a book on this subject. Here's a brief list of my top 10: 1. Applied to a more concise list of schools. 2. Didn't freak out after I got waitlisted from my dream school...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
88 Words
Let me start with the positives then move to the negatives. The positive thing was how much weight Georgetown puts on Cura Personalis and on...

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
107 Words
To be honest, the only school I really tried for was my dream school, where I got waitlisted from. I sent follow up, and I even tried reaching out to this obscure...

What set me apart from other applicants
83 Words
Thinking back to it now... I think the reason I wasn't accepted at some of the higher schools on my list was because I didn't...