cindyliang
cindyliang,
Northwestern ‘21
B.S., Undecided
Northwestern University '21. Neuroscience Major on the Pre-Med Track
Features Included
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Essays
3
Schools
6
Scores
5
Advice
10
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Skokie, Illinois
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
  • Loyola University Chicago (Chicago, IL)
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Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)

Applied for a B.S. in Undecided

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

“You are so ugly and disgusting Connie,” nine year old me yelled. After having just come back from an embarrassing incident at Sam’s Club where my older sister had flung off her pants stating she had her period, I had run to my room with my hands brushing away tears of anger and shame. I didn’t realize that the reason she had acted unusual was because of an extra chromosome, having assumed she chose to have Down Syndrome....
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
303 Words
Applause rumbles through the stage as my heart calms from the adrenaline of performing. Before high school I didn’t think I could dance, having thought only people who started young could be good dancers. However, through my friends’ encouragement, I auditioned and made my school’s dance company. The opportunities my high school had to offer helped me to discover a talent I never knew I had. With amazing academics and a supportive student population, I know Northwestern would...
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School Specific Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
157 Words
Northwestern is a great place. It was rated top 10 most beautiful college towns and its top 12 in the nation. I've wanted to go to Northwestern since sophomore year. To me it was a place of everything. There's so many clubs and activities I can join and I...
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How to increase chances at my school
123 Words
Honestly, Northwestern is a rigorous school. Do your best on the ACT or SAT. I know someone who did a bunch of extracurricular activities who had an average ACT and she didn't make it. For average statistics...
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General Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
199 Words
Don't be afraid to ask teachers. In high school I was really shy and even as I overcame that I still wasn't very comfortable speaking to teachers. I thought they would reject writing for me because they didn't know my personality well, but as long as you worked hard and wasn't a distraction in class, they'll be happy to write...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
182 Words
Go volunteer. I think every high school student should give back to the community at least once during their high school career. I volunteered at the library in one of their community programs. We helped out at the 4th of July, wrote letters to Congress, and helped clean up the forest. It was really...
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What set me apart from other applicants
158 Words
I think dance really set me apart from other applicants. A lot of people do more competitive sports like basketball and soccer, but dance competition is different. It's less a competition between two teams and more of a performance and seeing which team is cleaner, more creative...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.82
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 5%
 
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
34
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details5 classes and scores

Sports

SportsDance

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesHospital Volunteer, American Cancer Society, Chinese Club, Dance, Multicultural / International Club, National Honor Society, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Science Club/Team, Tutoring/Mentoring, World/Global Affairs Club
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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