xianglli95,
Rice ‘22
B.A., History
History and Philosophy
Features Included
2
Essays
5
Schools
6
Scores
3
Advice
3
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Jinan, China
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
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Rice University (Houston, TX)

Applied for a B.A. in History

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
I first visited Tibet for the Sho Dun Festival. Dozens of brawny lamas carried an enormous painting of Buddha and hung it on the hillside for local believers of all ages dressed in traditional Tibetan clothes to pay tribute. I learned from a local that this piece of art is called Tangka. The Tangka had cast a spell so strange and strong on me that day that I found myself journeying to inner Tibet for three consecutive summers, despite ongoing...
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What would you say is your greatest talent or skill? How have you developed and demonstrated that talent over time?
There’s a certain magic to learning language, finding out the combination and grammar rules, putting stokes together to complete the vocabularies and sentences, then communicate with others. Making friends and using language are always full of expectation. My fate with language begun with the teenage age's curiosity and the belonging of “hipster”. In my 5th or 6th grade, there was one hot website focus, “The Japanese history book had changed a part of the World War II the period...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
628 Words
Why Brown
Why are you drawn to the area(s) of study you indicated? Throughout my childhood, puzzles were always my favorite. Fitting and relocating the shuffled pieces back in one have always been very entertaining. That is my attitude towards history. I’ve read a lot to uncover the truth behind history. From this process, I gradually came to realize that there is no “truth” in history, and history is always selective. Some by accident, others on purpose. In a history...
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School Specific Advice

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General Admissions Advice

How to deal with the stress of applying to college
14 Words
Basically, everyone will get...
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What set me apart from other applicants
15 Words
My Tibetan experiences were quiet...
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My insights about AP (Advanced Placement) courses and exams
21 Words
I took 6 AP courses, and 2 of...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.07
(equivalent to 3.92 unweighted)
Rank
Top 5%
 
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1530
 
SAT Score Details
 
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details7 classes and scores

Sports

SportsSoccer

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesAcademic, Research, United Service Organizations (USO) / Veterans Affairs (VA)

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences

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