PtonPhysicsGirl
PtonPhysicsGir,
Princeton ‘21
B.A., Physics
I'm a curator of dichotomies. (And before you ask--I'm taking a gap year, which is why I'm class of 2021, not 2020)
Features Included
4
Essays
9
Schools
24
Scores
4
Advice
10
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Claremont, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionEarly Action
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin, French

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
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Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)

Applied for a B.A. in Physics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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The secret to getting customers to buy your Costco samples, I’ve realized, is by doing pull-ups on the sample stacks. I wear the company apron. My parents seem to think that since it has our family’s coconut coffee logo on it, somehow I’ll be blessed with magical toddler-coaxing powers, and everyone knows that if you employ the right tactics—i.e. start the trend of pull-ups yourself—to entice babies to turn your sample table into a...
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Supplemental Essay Diversity statement
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Princeton University supplemental essay: We are burning zhiqian again. Dad drags a lighter gently across the joss paper stack's edges, and flames leap to interrupt the blue-bruised twilight. The zhiqian curl, fire hungrily charring their edges, outlining my dad’s face in a tapestry of blood red and ebony. Mom and I hold each other's hands as we both think of gonggong, my grandpa. We remember different things, but our pain is the same: sharp and bitter, infused with a...
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Supplemental Essay Issue of personal significance
22 Words
Supplemental essay about my fight against uveitis, a debilitating inflammatory eye disease that rendered me blind more times than I can count.
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Additional Essay Details
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I tried to write completely from my heart, and I think that's what really matters. If you care about what you're writing about, that will come through. Sincerity is so rare these days, I think it can really be what makes an essay stand out.
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General Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
109 Words
I interviewed with every school except for the UCs. Frankly, I didn't really prepare for any interviews, but that's because I had already thought a lot about what I want out of life...
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What I’d change about my application process
88 Words
I mainly applied to Princeton early and everywhere else regular because of Princeton's tuition-free gap year program. I wish I wasn't so fixated on just that...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
90 Words
I'll tell you one thing I DON'T recommend: going to an "exotic" country to "volunteer." If you're going to go abroad, have a real reason instead of ...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
143 Words
Most private colleges only let scholarships replace the student contribution part of the financial aid package--AKA about $5000 or so a year. After that, if you are getting any sort of grant from the school itself, any outside scholarship replaces that grant first. When...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.50
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
36
 
ACT Score Details
 
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2210
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1520
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details15 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDebate Club/Team, School Theater/Plays, Science Club/Team, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, National Honor Society, School Choir, Habitat for Humanity, Photography / Film, Tutoring/Mentoring
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

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Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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