College Admissions Info

Northwestern University, ‘18
BS, Chemical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Studying Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering/Biotechnology at Northwestern University
From: Skokie , Illinois
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: Northwestern, U Illinois, Illinois, UMich
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Cantonese, French

Test Scores

Highest ACT:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Multicultural / International Club, Chinese Club, Community Cleanup / Service, Tutoring/Mentoring
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work:
Volunteer Experiences:

College Application Essays

I have always lived a sheltered life with every detail planned out by my well-intentioned parents. From the second I took my first breath, academics were shoved down my throat. My parents forced me to take extracurricular tutoring lessons and I was only given an allowance if I had perfect grades. Homework came before everything, from going out with friends to just living life. Arguments arose over prioritizing fun over school, leaving an embittered relationship with my parents. Resentment inevitably...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
255 Words
While most teenagers spend their Halloween devouring hoards of candy and watching horror movies, I spent mine at school as a sophomore. Luckily, I was not stuck in high school; instead, I had the opportunity to attend Eberhard Zwergel’s Halloween show. I had just begun my first experience with chemistry class, yet I took a plunge into the wondrous world of chemistry. I found that it was full of explosions, fire—and dancing. The show exemplified the Northwestern spirit...

College Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
31 Words
My chemistry teacher was also my tennis coach, so...