College Admissions Info

Dartmouth College, ‘22
BA, Philosophy

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm spending the remainder of my senior year learning how to like foods that I've hated all my life.
From: Arroyo Grande , California
Gender: Male
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
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Test Scores

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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, Music: Instrumental, Other Club/Activity, Philosophy Club, Political Campaign, Research, Volunteer Coach
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College Application Essays

Describe a problem you've solved or a problem you'd like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma-anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution. I consider myself a rather articulate person. Well, I should be. I have focused my life around one goal—expressing myself. This I do as I avidly compete in...

Supplemental Essay for Dartmouth: “Why us” school essay
167 Words
While arguing a Dartmouth-related case before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1818, Daniel Webster, Class of 1801, uttered this memorable line: ''It is, Sir…a small college. And yet, there are those who love it!'' As you seek admission to the Class of 2022, what aspects of the College’s program, community, or campus environment attract your interest? Please respond in 100 words or less. I subconsciously measure my fit with a school based on its proximity to a golf course, perhaps...

Supplemental Essay for Dartmouth: Intellectual interest
361 Words
Twenty years ago, the world met Harry Potter and his companions. One of the more memorable lines from the J.K. Rowling series was spoken by Albus Dumbledore: ''Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.'' What ideas or experiences bring you joy? I close Anscombe’s “Brute Facts” in frustration. I was drawn to philosophy because it attempts to answer the deeper questions of life, but the...

College Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
199 Words
I went and visited a private admissions counselor for introductory meetings and it looked pretty promising, but I didn't end up actually using the counselor because sessions were really expensive. Many friends of mine used the admissions counselor and ended up getting into some great schools, but many other friends of mine didn't use the admissions counselor...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
140 Words
I ended up participating in several Philosophy-related and Music-related summer programs to really emphasize my interest in pursuing these things in college. Not only were these programs useful in demonstrating interest in these specific areas, but they were also places...

How I narrowed down my essay topics
218 Words
College admissions officers have read hundreds if not thousands of essays and can definitely tell if your heart isn't in it. Although I am an Asian American and it would be considered stereotypical of me to write about a piano performance, I still wrote about a piano performance because that experience was something that meant so much to me. When you are looking...

Why I ultimately chose my school (Dartmouth)
212 Words
I chose to ED to this school for several reasons. I was interested in going to a Liberal Arts College all throughout high school but when I told my friends and family, "I want to go to *insert liberal arts college name*" they had never heard of that college. For me, Dartmouth not only demonstrates many of the qualities of LAC's (small...

Why I declined other schools (UC Berkeley, Cal Poly, UCLA, UCSD)
53 Words
I was accepted to Dartmouth early decision and had to withdraw all of these applications, had...