College Admissions Info

Georgetown University, ‘21
BA, Language Studies and Linguistics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm an adventurous introvert who loves traveling, languages, books, and needs music playing 24/7
From: Ambler , Pennsylvania
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Accepted At: Haverford, NYU, BU, GWU, Syracuse, Brandeis, Rutgers, Pitt, Drexel
Denied At:
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Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1520
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Model Congress / Model UN, Community Cleanup / Service, Asian Club / Asian Interactive Youth Association, School Jazz / Orchestra, Hospital Volunteer, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement for Georgetown, Haverford, NYU, BU, GWU, Syracuse, Brandeis, Northeastern, Vassar, Swarthmore, Brown, Drexel: Creative personal story, Study/travel abroad
673 Words
“The piranhas won’t come after you as long as you keep swimming!” My bare feet stayed safely planted on the floor of the canoe. If there was one thing that my sixteen year old self remembered from third grade science, it was that las pirañas are the most dangerous species of fish in the Amazon River. The fact that I was in a canoe at all, spending five days in the Amazon jungle, was astounding. For weeks beforehand,...

Supplemental Essay for Georgetown: Unique question posed by school
341 Words
The summer before sixth grade, I excitedly packed a suitcase and headed into inner city Philadelphia with my youth group- for the longest two weeks of my life. Soccer camp meant running around for three hours a day in a sweltering 104 degrees. Pool time meant getting dunked by hyper-energetic kids with seconds in between to breathe. Tutoring sessions were like playing mental tug-of-war with the wandering attention of the students. Throughout the week, there were too many moments to count...

Supplemental Essay for NYU: “Why us” school essay
367 Words
I am affectionately known among my friends as the one who is “up for anything.” I like to explore with an open mind, which is why I was first attracted to New York University’s interdisciplinary majors and global emphasis. Academically, my current interests lie in linguistics and psychology. NYU not only boasts excellent departments in both fields, but offers the joint major Language and Mind, which perfectly embodies these interests and beyond. Additionally, I was taken with the sheer...

Supplemental Essay for Georgetown: “Why us” school essay
453 Words
I’ll be honest- the reason I loved learning new languages growing up was because I was good at it. I repeated gibberish-like phrases with startling accuracy and internalized foreign grammar like second nature, dreaming of one day conversing with a native speaker. Growing up bilingual and befriending fellow Rotary Youth Exchange students from all over the world, I’ve encountered dozens of people whose first language was different than mine. Gradually, it dawned on me how essential language is...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
81 Words
I'm very happy with the way things turned out, but if I could do the application process again, I think I would apply to...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
97 Words
I would encourage looking for internship opportunities anywhere and everywhere you can, but it's not the end of the world if you can't (or if it's too late to...

What set me apart from other applicants
115 Words
Between 10th and 11th grade, I had the privilege of studying abroad for one year in Peru with Rotary Youth Exchange. I think what set me apart is that I was an Asian American girl...

How I chose schools to apply to (Georgetown, Haverford, NYU, BU, GWU, Syracuse, Brandeis, Rutgers, Pitt, Northeastern, Vassar, Swarthmore, Brown, Drexel)
99 Words
I knew I wanted to stay on the East coast and I wanted to be in or near a big city. After narrowing it down like that, I looked at...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience (Georgetown, Haverford, Brown)
177 Words
I interviewed with Georgetown, Brown, and Haverford, and my conclusion is that it all depends on your interviewer. My Georgetown interview was very relaxed and enjoyable, my Haverford one was slightly awkward but still enjoyable, while my Brown interview was super tense and it didn't really feel like we had talked about anything...

How to increase chances at my school (Georgetown, Haverford, NYU)
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Disclaimer- this is all just my speculation but I hope it's helpful. It seems like Georgetown really likes those who show strong interest in their school. They intentionally try to keep their applicant pool small with a separate application, etc. If you have something you're passionate about (or don't and you're passionate about finding it), try to connect it with the international or Jesuit emphasis...