College Admissions Info

Yale University ‘21
BS, Public Health

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Rising freshman at Yale, interested in public health policy and global affairs.
From: Orlando , Florida
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Accepted At: Columbia, Cornell, Brown, UPenn, Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt, Georgetown, UNC, WashU, Emory, NYU, Florida, BU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
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Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1590
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High School Performance

Top 1%
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Choir, Debate Club/Team, Science Club/Team, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement for Yale, Columbia, Cornell, Brown, UPenn, Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt, Georgetown, UNC, WashU, Emory, NYU, Florida, BU, Harvard: Overcoming personal struggle, Reaching a goal, Story central to identity
662 Words
   “Now just observe what’s going on,” called the department head, “and take notes if you see anything interesting.” I stood wide-eyed in the ICU hallway as oxygen masks hissed and trolleys squeaked. Doctors and nurses rushed about, charts rustling and keyboards clacking. Amid the chaos, I noticed a group of doctors speaking animatedly as they exited an “Isolation” room. A giant sanitizer dispenser on the wall, surrounded by posters and red arrows, reminded them to wash up. As an...

Supplemental Essay for Cornell: “Why us” school essay
663 Words
There is something terrifyingly beautiful, almost poetic, about a virus. After holding an amber-encased Ebola sample at science fiction author Richard Preston’s lecture, I yearned to learn more about what diseases mean for our world. The threat of an epidemic had always seemed so distant, yet there I was, with a deadly organism in my hands. At Cornell’s College of Human Ecology (CHE), I’ll be able to explore my interests in public health through research and community...

Supplemental Essay for Columbia: “Why us” school essay
308 Words
Strolling through Butler Library after my tour, I saw students reading and speaking quietly. The silence was broken by two classmates animatedly discussing Copernicus’s heliocentric theory. Interested, I slowed down as I passed. “Well? What do you think?” I turned around...they had asked me. For me, creative and inclusive discussion is the most important component of Columbia's Core Curriculum. With all of my peers taking similar introductory courses, regardless of their majors, I look forward to hearing distinct...

Supplemental Essay for Yale: “Why us” school essay
100 Words
At Yale, I will build the academic foundation to generate progressive health policy. Through Yale’s Global Health Studies Institute, I can explore my passion for infection prevention and healthcare access. Field research opportunities will allow me to apply my classroom knowledge, while hands-on experiences with NGOs will enable me to view policymaking up close. Moreover, I'll challenge myself intellectually with Devane Lectures and graduate courses at the School of Public Health. I also plan to join Yale Debate Association –...

Supplemental Essay for UPenn: “Why us” school essay
664 Words
I never thought I’d see my mother in an Ebola hazmat suit. The threat of an epidemic had always seemed so distant, yet there I was, watching her pull on the yellow hood in preparation for a potential patient. Wanting to understand the ramifications of such outbreaks, I began shadowing doctors in my local hospital’s Infectious Disease department, where I conducted research on preventative policies. Holding a sample of amber-encased Ebola, I wondered about the extraordinary feats of...

College Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
17 Words
Make sure you pick teachers...

What I’d change about my application process
12 Words
Start your applications EARLY,...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
55 Words
If you're interested in science, find a lab or a summer program that helps you research. Any...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
39 Words
I did my applications with the help of my school guidance counselor,...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience (Cornell, Brown, UPenn, Vanderbilt, Georgetown, Harvard)
55 Words
I interviewed for Georgetown, Vanderbilt, Brown, Harvard, UPenn, etc. My tip is look professional, prepare a resume,...

What set me apart from other applicants (Yale, Columbia, Johns Hopkins, Emory, Georgetown)
56 Words
I had a narrative to tell with all of my activities- though I did research and debate,...

How to increase chances at my school (Columbia)
63 Words
I think Columbia's defining feature is its Core Curriculum. So I wrote about it. Here's the thing, though, a...