College Admissions Info

Columbia University, ‘20
BA, English

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

As a freshman in Columbia, I'm interested in gardening, journalism, art history, and sustainable development.
From: Jacksonville , Florida
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
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Test Scores

Highest ACT:
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ACT Prep:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 1%
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving (Recruited)
Extracurricular Activities: Tutoring/Mentoring, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band
Awards Received:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement for Columbia: Creative personal story
35 Words
For my essay, I used a framework to define different moments in my life. I discussed how my interest in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator affected my interactions with others and how I perceived the world.

Supplemental Essay for Columbia: “Why us” school essay
33 Words
For my "Why Us" school essays, I researched courses offered by the school and extracurricular activities I would participate in. I then discussed how those opportunities interested me and would further my goals.

College Admissions Advice

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
55 Words
It sometimes feels like Columbia serves as a pipeline to financial consulting; whenever I go to the...

What set me apart from other applicants
94 Words
The combination of my scores, my writing awards, my commitment to my extracurriculars, and my essay, very much my essay. I didn't have a lot of leadership experience...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
33 Words
Never choose anything generic. Choose something that is specific to...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
61 Words
The summer is young and long. Although it's tempting, try to do something during the summer, whether it's...

What I’d change about my application process
67 Words
For my personal application process, I would have written my essays earlier. It always seems like "Yes, I'll do that...