College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘21
BS, Computer Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

A lazy Asian with a knack for knitting, some really nice ECs and really good essays.
From: Singapore , Singapore
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Accepted At: Cornell, Columbia, Northwestern, UCLA
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:

Test Scores

Highest ACT:
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ACT Prep:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Squash
Extracurricular Activities: Student Council / Government, Tutoring/Mentoring, Charity Drive Organizing, Boy/Girl Scouts
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work:
Volunteer Experiences:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement for UPenn: Death of a loved one
773 Words
The mirror inside of me I never knew I’d find a second home. I guess it waltzed itself into my life the moment I timidly walked into the advanced journalism “pub,” sitting down next to the only other freshmen who had been accepted onto staff that year, a tall, ungainly-looking boy with a brilliant grin and a girl who looked almost as innocent as I. Falconerds love to joke that our pub is a magic portal. Usually it leads...

Supplemental Essay for Northwestern: “Why us” school essay
326 Words
Sweat drips onto my violin as we are filing into the auditorium. I just arrived from a basketball game, I’m not nervous. However, that changes when I realize that I still have my basketball shoes on. And that I still have a plethora of edits to make in the newspaper room. And that I have three tests the next day. Fun. Although it was stressful, I enjoyed every minute of juggling such diverse extracurriculars. I appreciated the many opportunities...

Supplemental Essay for Stanford: Issue of personal significance
286 Words
Stanford students possess an intellectual vitality. Reflect on an idea or experience that has been important to your intellectual development. 250 words My life is a series of intense fascinations, which I dive into headfirst. Age ten. My dad shows me a family tree, and genealogy piques my interest. I collect data about my own family, interviewing relatives whenever I can, and construct a tree spanning hundreds of people stretching back centuries. Age twelve: I discover I can program my graphing...

Supplemental Essay for Cornell: Unique question posed by school
718 Words
Tell us about an engineering idea you have, or about your interest in engineering. Describe how your ideas and interests may be realized by—and linked to—specific resources within the College of Engineering. Finally, explain what a Cornell Engineering education will enable you to accomplish. (Please limit your response to 650 words.) As my thoughts drifted by with snapshots of scenes of the most memorable parts of my summer, I realized more fully than ever why I love engineering: June 2...

College Admissions Advice

How I narrowed down my essay topics
60 Words
Narrowing down topics was one of the biggest challenges that I faced. I would brainstorm all the time...

How to deal with the stress of applying to college
72 Words
Applying to colleges can be stessful time especially when results of ED/EA start pouring in. The only suggestion that I would...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
56 Words
During one summer, I did an internship at Google. It was a time when I truly discovered...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school (Northwestern)
36 Words
Northwestern like creative students. One batchmate of mine who had average...