College Admissions Info

Yale University, ‘21
BA, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Tomorrow is ours to win or lose!
From: Lexington , Massachusetts
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Accepted At: Emory, UC Berkeley, UCLA, USC
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Test Scores

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High School Performance

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Top 5%
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: Choir, Community Cleanup / Service, Diversity Committee / Minority Initiative, Habitat for Humanity, Hospital Volunteer, National Honor Society, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Political Campaign, School Choir, Student Council / Government, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

Quiet, submissive, unopinionated—these are sundry deep-rooted stereotypes for Asian women in American society. Nothing about me has ever fit this description. In my childhood, I thrived on hamburgers, screaming contests, and stubborn quarrels defending my opinion. I never considered race, gender, or any outward differences between those with whom I interacted. Yet, as I grew up, I noticed and soon loathed my peers’ labels for Asian girls like me: weird, geeky, shy. Refusing to be shepherded into such boxes...

Supplemental Essay for Yale: Other
103 Words
To promote awareness of discriminatory tendencies at my school, I formed the Social Justice On Campus club. During meetings, club members converse on community-based and global social justice issues; the club has also taken action on causes like increasing faculty diversity and advocating Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Through Yale’s Ethics, Politics, and Economics major, I will form interdisciplinary connections between these three crucial fields in order to continue on my path towards social change. I believe that this uniquely unified...

Supplemental Essay for Yale: “Why us” school essay
102 Words
The uniqueness of Yale’s EPE major, in which I may take stimulating courses such as the “Political Economy of Poverty Alienation” and “Intergenerational Perspectives on Social Justice,” spurs me to apply. Moreover, research conducted by professors like Dr. Frances McCall Rosenbluth on women in politics is both timely and important; I hope to assist such scholars in their pursuits. At the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, I am eager to attend and aid in seminars such as “How...

Supplemental Essay for Yale: Unique question posed by school
189 Words
1. Who or what is a source of inspiration for you? The animated films of Hayao Miyazaki thrill me with their unbounded imagination and nostalgia of childhood joy. They always remind me to take my work and passions seriously but myself lightly. 2. If you could live for a day as another person, past or present, who would it be? Why? Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Her spunk and determination to champion women’s rights, despite years of gender discrimination, remind...

Supplemental Essay for Yale: Strong beliefs/principles
196 Words
A Starbucks in Somerville, Massachusetts is my second home in the evenings. Although I spend most of my time doing homework or reading books, I often go to this Starbucks to converse. Maybe it's the long, communal tables, which are always filled to the last seat, or maybe it’s the atmosphere of bustling momentum, but in this Starbucks, it is quite common to see strangers laughing, bonding, and furiously discussing everything from the meaning of life to the best...

College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
58 Words
Although I did not have the strongest grades or evident academic passions, I believe I stood out...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
60 Words
Although internships are important, I also believe it's important to take time during your school's off-season to do...

How to deal with the stress of applying to college
65 Words
*Do not* think that all the top schools are all going to be good fits for you. In the beginning...