College Admissions Info

Northwestern University, ‘18
BA, Communication and Media Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

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From: Shanghai , China
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Northwestern, USC, Rice, UCLA, UVA, William & Mary, NYU, UNC
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1570
Highest SAT: 2320
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High School Performance

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Top 5%
High School Type: International
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Broadcast Journalism / Media / Television, Dance, Broadcast Journalism / Media / Television, Debate Club/Team
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Study/travel abroad
740 Words
My parents were upset, while I was satisfied—our car broke down on our road trip to Mongolia, and my phone was powered off. Finally, I was totally cut off from the outside world. As I stepped into the tremendous verdure, a scent of grass and earth was wafted along by the breeze, and I felt as though the grass was growing under my feet. The train howled off across the plain, raspy cries of shepherds resounded through the prairie,...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
5 Words
major, location, ethos, school spirit

Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
6 Words
My background, my understanding of diversity

Additional Essay Details:
699 Words
1. Many of my peers are highly competent in science and are undoubtedly math wizards, genius physicists, or gifted chemists. They have messy hair and mysterious academic terms on their lips. As director and broadcaster of our school TV station, I interviewed Steven, who had won many honors in physics. Before the interview, I thought I would be unable to communicate with his brilliant mind. Through the course of our interview, it came to me that Steven was startling in many...

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