College Admissions Info

Johns Hopkins University, ‘18
BA, Political Science and Government, Creative Writing

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Political science and creative writing student involved in parliamentary debate, literary magazines, activism, taekwondo, etc.
From: Coppell , Texas
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: Duke, Williams, Barnard, Pomona, Wellesley, JHU, UT Austin
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1600
Highest SAT: 2390
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, Gay/Straight Alliance, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, National Honor Society

College Application Essays

The first time I was rejected for publication by a literary journal was in the eighth grade. Its name escapes me now, but I still remember the email quite clearly: Ms. Li, thank you for giving me the opportunity to read your poem “Urania.” Though a fine piece, I’m afraid it is not right for us at this time. We wish you luck in continuing to seek publication. The rejection stung, especially coming from a journal that was one...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
503 Words
At JHU I would have ample opportunity to build upon two of my main passions: creative writing and debate. I have been writing since I was six or seven years old and it has been instrumental in my personal development. Writing has helped me learn how to express myself and communicate with others, and in recent years, it has also helped in my struggle with depression. Even if I do not pursue a career as a novelist and/or poet,...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
502 Words
Earlier this year my English teacher mentioned that some of the greatest poets and philosophers she had ever met worked in astrophysics. My classmates found this quite strange, but it came as no surprise to me, as many of my favorite literary works were written by or about cosmologists. There’s something about the sheer magnitude and grandeur of the universe, I think, that brings out the philosopher in all of us. Stephen Hawking said it best when he claimed...

College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
63 Words
Many people claim that colleges are looking for a "well-rounded" student, but this is only partially true. The most...