College Admissions Info

Princeton University, ‘16
BA, Economics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hi! I'm a Princeton recent graduate, working for the feds next year
From: Santa Cruz , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 13 schools
Accepted At: Princeton, UChicago, Pomona, Rice, UC Berkeley, UCSD, UC Davis, ColoradoC, Macalester
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish, Portuguese

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1580
Highest SAT: 2340
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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: Track & Field, Fencing, Soccer
Extracurricular Activities: Model Congress / Model UN, Math Team, Conservancy Volunteer, Clean Ocean Beach Sweeps / River Cleanup, Tutoring/Mentoring, School Theater/Plays
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College Application Essays

I wrote about my experience learning Spanish, with fun twists. I covered how I learned: a class, then growing interest which led to intensive independent study revolving around Latin American telenovelas, and traveling over the summer to Argentina and why I learned: reaching a goal, personal growth, connecting to other cultures and the world.

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
65 Words
The Princeton prompt asked about an experience that had shaped me with the school's motto, "in the nation's service and in the service of all nations" in mind. I wrote about my experience building the Model UN club at my school from no members to a thriving club, and evolving myself from a very shy, timid girl, to an articulate, informed student of the world.

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
52 Words
Princeton asked how I spent my last two summers, I divided them between one summer volunteering and embarking on an ambitious independent science project, and the next summer I spent in Buenos Aires learning more Spanish and about the culture. It showed a balance between, and a dedication to, my diverse interests.

Additional Essay Details:
57 Words
Because there were a few related prompts that could also be repetitive of my personal statement, it was a challenge to make sure that I covered different topics, ideas and parts of my personality in each essay, while still staying consistent. Thus, it was important to read all my essays together with the common app personal statement.

College Admissions Advice

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