College Admissions Info

Yale University, ‘15
BA, Undecided

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Cognitive Science Major → Medical Student
From: San Diego , California
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Accepted At: Stanford, Harvard, Brown, UC Berkeley, UCSD, UC Irvine, USC, Pomona
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:

Test Scores

Highest ACT:
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ACT Prep:
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
(equivalent to 4.00 unweighted)
Top 5%
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Basketball, Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Math Team, Robotics, Science Club/Team, Hospital Volunteer, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism
Volunteer Experiences:
Awards Received:

College Application Essays

738 Words
My Shortcomings as a Bridge Construction Worker The Dremel burned out. We heard it grind and gnash its gears in a manner that would’ve shamed the sound of fingernails on chalkboard, then sputter to a stop. The smoke alarm went off. Our robotics team president set down the dejected looking tool, pulled up his oh-so-fashionable safety glasses, and folded his arms as if to ask, “Well, what do we do now?” Theatrics aside, he and I only needed to...

Supplemental Essay for Yale, Stanford, Brown: Issue of personal significance
439 Words
My Shade of Cyan Just as we can learn about four-dimensional objects on a mathematical level yet are unable to tangibly grasp the nature of their existence, we must accept that there are aspects of our world that we haven’t yet experienced or understood. In the Gabriel García Márquez short story, "El ahogado más hermoso del mundo," a drowned man floats up to the shore of a poverty stricken village. First just a blemish on the...

College Admissions Advice

How I narrowed down my essay topics
53 Words
Whenever there was an opportunity to "pick your own topic," I chose that option. I wrote...

How to deal with the stress of applying to college
63 Words
Rely on your family and friends! People tend to push their loved ones away during this very stressful time....

Post-college plans
78 Words
I had an idea in high school that I wanted to be a doctor. Whatever your passion is, let people know about it!...

My advice about getting recommenders
200 Words
Your application should feel cohesive. Thus, your letters of recommendation should augment but not repeat what you present in your application. This means that great candidates for letter writers are 1) teachers who know more about you, your personality, and your work ethic than what's reflected in your grade in their class (that's already on the transcript) and 2) mentors (e...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
105 Words
Relaaaaax! This is truly a "no stakes" time, so don't feel as though you are starting behind everyone else if you aren't taking part in some hot-shot summer internship. That said, if...

What I learned transitioning from high school to college
62 Words
The more genuine you are as a person, the more peers and professors will like and respect you. Transitioning...

What set me apart from other applicants
136 Words
The advice that I live by, not only in high school but also beyond at Yale, and now in medical school, is: be a champion of legacy. For every activity that you are involved in, strive to leave it better/more...

How to balance class with social or extracurricular involvements (Yale)
258 Words
I think Yalies are overall, *exquisitely* talented at balancing the dozen-or-so different aspects of their lives. The negative of this is that sometimes there is a tendency to compare how busy you are to other people (everyone is always *so* busy). If you are feeling overwhelmed, take a look at all the things you are a part of and ask yourself if they are actually bringing you joy: given the amount of time you dedicate to...

How I would describe the wider community surrounding campus (Yale)
128 Words
New Haven has a bad rep. But honestly, I LOVED getting to know the community. I got involved in the Presidential Public Service Fellowship after my sophomore year, and really enjoyed getting to know the people of New...

How I would rate the alumni network at my school (Yale)
57 Words
It is really great. In my personal circle, I have kept in touch with many of my...

The stress level and competitiveness of a typical student at my school (Yale)
84 Words
If you get into Yale, then you likely have a very strong internal drive to improve yourself and be the best you can be. The...