College Admissions Info

Johns Hopkins University, ‘19
BS, Chemical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

sophomore at johns hopkins
From: Basking Ridge , New Jersey
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Accepted At: Rutgers
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1570
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Odyssey of the Mind, Debate Club/Team, Green Club, Science Club/Team
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement for JHU, WashU, Tufts, Rutgers, UPenn, Brown, Northwestern, Cornell: One moment that changed you
683 Words
It was the summer of 2012 when I met my inspirations. During my last week in China, my aunt tantalized me and my cousin, Terry, with a mysterious plan to take a walk around Shanghai. In the US, poverty is distant, plastered on billboards, cited as a statistic in congressional hearings. Buffered by these inaccurate representations of poverty, I was horrified to see poverty’s appalling effects on human lives firsthand when my aunt brought us to a row of dilapidated...

Supplemental Essay for JHU: “Why us” school essay
496 Words
Johns Hopkins University was founded in 1876 on a spirit of exploration and discovery. As a result, students can pursue a multi-dimensional undergraduate experience both in and outside of the classroom. Given the opportunities at Hopkins, please discuss your current interests—academic or extracurricular pursuits, personal passions, summer experiences, etc.—and how you will build upon them here. (300-500 words) I flex my fingers, adjust my grip, and take a deep breath. Now I am ready to perform surgery. With my...

Supplemental Essay for Tufts: Unique question posed by school
289 Words
1. There is a Quaker saying: “Let your life speak.” Describe the environment in which you were raised – your family, home, neighborhood, or community – and how it influenced the person you are today. (200–250 words) I once opened my own store. Located in my family room, it offered a vast selection of products; from somewhat new erasers to small glass birds, I sold everything and anything I could dig up from underneath couch seats, find under beds, and collect from closet corners....

Supplemental Essay for Tufts: Unique question posed by school
122 Words
2. Which aspects of Tufts’ curriculum or undergraduate experience prompt your application? In short: “Why Tufts?” (50–100 words) Ever since I was little, I have always made my education interactive. During a recess in elementary school, while observing the behavior of an earthworm outside of it’s natural habitat, the earthworm gave birth in my palm; it was better than anything on Discovery Channel. Today, I still crave a hands-on education. That’s why I look to Tufts University to quench my...

Supplemental Essay for Tufts: Unique question posed by school
311 Words
3. Sports, science, and society are filled with rules, theories, and laws like the Ninth Commandment, PV=nRT, Occam’s Razor, and The Law of Diminishing Returns. Three strikes and you’re out. In English, “I” before “E” except after “C.” Warm air rises. Pick any rule, theory, or law and explain its significance to you. (200-250 words) Newton’s third law- for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. It's a law of physics, but it has also...

College Admissions Advice

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
21 Words
I sent an email to my...

How to increase chances at my school
51 Words
If you are very sure about a school, go to their summer programs, try to...

Why I declined other schools
24 Words
I feel that I thrive under competitive...

What set me apart from other applicants
104 Words
I actually don't think I stood apart from other applicants. I think what would have made me stand out is if instead of pursuing a lot of extracurriculars in high school...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling (JHU)
37 Words
A lot of pre-meds coming to hopkins think that it'll boost...