College Admissions Info

achen221b
achen221b
Washington University in St. Louis ‘19
BFA, Visual Arts, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

WashU class of 2019
From: Knoxville , Tennessee
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: WashU, Bryn Mawr, Northeastern, Tennessee, UC Berkeley, Vanderbilt, VCU, CMU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

2090
SAT
34
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1460
Highest SAT: 2090
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High School Performance

4.45
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Gay/Straight Alliance, Green Club, Library Volunteer, Political Campaign, Community Cleanup / Service
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College Application Essays

I showed up to the first meeting of freshman year, not knowing anyone else there and feeling very intimidated and alone. As more of my friends joined, I remained scared and unable to speak, locked in anxiety. I was scared that this club, this club built on acceptance and equality, would not accept me and I would ruin the one chance I had at belonging. Inversely, as more of my friends joined, I felt more isolated, physically unable to speak,...



Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
31 Words
I talked about my personal identity a lot in conjunction to race and sexual orientation. I talked about my journey towards accepting myself and freeing myself from internalized racism and homophobia.

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
49 Words
These, I discussed why I personally wanted to go, as well as what stuck out to me on campus or from the tour, and whatever else I could find online that were relevant. For some schools, this was an easy one to write, but for others, not so much.

Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
28 Words
I applied to a lot of scholarships. The most common scholarships that I applied to were either for some part of my identity or for social justice efforts.

College Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
60 Words
Pick people that know you well and can write the best recommendation for you. Pick areas that you...





What I’d change about my application process
50 Words
I honestly would not have applied to some of the schools I did; I wish...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
66 Words
I interviewed at WashU, and the interviewers were all so supportive and wanted you to succeed. The UPenn alumni interviewer...





Why I ultimately chose my school
83 Words
It had a lot to do with the full-ride scholarship; I'm not going to lie. However, I was still on the fence for a while...





Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
66 Words
I applied to so many scholarships. I got declined for most of them, but the ones that I did receive...