College Admissions Info

cindyliang
cindyliang
Northwestern University, ‘21
BS, Undecided

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Northwestern University '21. Neuroscience Major on the Pre-Med Track
From: Skokie , Illinois
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Accepted At: Illinois, Loyola U Chicago
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:

Test Scores

34
ACT
Highest ACT:
Other ACT Scores:
ACT Prep:

High School Performance

3.82
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Dance
Extracurricular Activities: Hospital 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
Work:
Awards Received:

College Application 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....









Supplemental Essay for Northwestern, Illinois, Loyola U Chicago: “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...





College 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...





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...





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...





Why I ultimately chose my school (Northwestern)
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...





How to increase chances at my school (Northwestern)
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...