College Admissions Info

New York University, ‘19
BS, Finance, International Business

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Born in Simi Valley, raised in Doha (Qatar) and Hong Kong, living in Honolulu.
From: Honolulu , Hawaii
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: NYU, UCLA, Alabama
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Cantonese, Arabic, Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1450
Highest SAT: 2070
Highest ACT:
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 10%
High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Some good some bad

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving
Extracurricular Activities: Tutoring/Mentoring, Chinese Club, Community Cleanup / Service, Hospital Volunteer, Nursing Home Volunteer, Prom Committee
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College Application Essays

My mother stopped tucking me into bed after my brother was born. Most cold February nights in the weeks after Nathan's birth, I was repeatedly disappointed when requests of hugs and good night kisses were exchanged for "I'm sorry sweetie, I have to put Nathan to bed." Eventually I stopped asking and turned on my Scooby Doo night-light, snuggling up to my stuffed animals. I was nine years old and felt only neglected and pushed aside. Although Nathan had come...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
430 Words
NYU is global, urban, inspired, smart, connected, and bold. What can NYU offer you, and what can you offer NYU? (200-400 words) My mom and I ate at a little French restaurant close to Dylan's Candy Bar when we visited New York during the fall break of my freshman year. Although I had visited the city several times prior, I managed to fall in love with the city again, adoring the feeling of my boots tapping against the pavement and...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
449 Words
2. Many human beings throughout history have found inspiration and joy in literature and works of art. Is there a book, play, poem, movie, painting, music selection, or photograph that has been especially meaningful to you? Various books have had profound effects on me, but The Kite Runner has left a deep impression that will last throughout my entire life. The first time I read The Kite Runner was in the fourth grade; I didn't understand its realities. Reading the book...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
489 Words
Describe the world you come from — for example, your family, community or school — and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations. Rubbing the exhaustion from my eyes, I looked out of the small window of the plane to see a vast expanse of sand. I blinked. This couldn't be right - I could only see sand. At the age of eight years old, I had left Hong Kong, the only home I had every known, to...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
73 Words
It's a lot of work, and you really have to set aside time to apply for college. College application writing is literally...

Why I ultimately chose my school
31 Words
I chose NYU Stern because I felt that it...