karenlu653
karenlu653,
Yale ‘22
B.S., Economics
Deeply curious about everything
Features Included
3
Essays
19
Schools
15
Scores
3
Advice
8
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Cooper City, Florida
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentYes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Amherst College (Amherst, MA)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
  • Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC)
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Yale University (New Haven, CT)

Applied for a B.S. in Economics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

  “Manager to Checkout-7, we got a problem,” the cashier calls over the intercom. The bottle-blond cashier—Erica, her nametag reads—huffs impatiently and examines her scarlet nails. Behind us is a line of grumbling customers, shifting from one foot to the other, annoyance emanating from every pore. I observe all of this in shamed silence, arms crossed as if it would protect me from the accusing stares. The cause of the turmoil? The colorful pieces of paper lying innocuously on...
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Supplemental Essay: Other
249 Words
Even in the darkest of moments, I have found the strength to continue to be happy because of what I love: running. I first began running as a hobby, as a way of relieving stress. Soon, I began to run even on days when I was content. Sometimes I run in the mornings, to witness the sound of chirping and the promise of a rising sun. Sometimes I run in the nights, illuminated by the artificial glow of the streetlamps...
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Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
248 Words
In my school, we all speak a common tongue—the language that comes from diversity. Although my school is a mix of people from every continent—French, Arabic, Hispanic, Chinese, Australian, Nigerian, and Native American—we are united by our love of beaches and our fear of hurricanes. Although we may differ in customs and habits, and in fashion and native language, we share the belief that from diversity springs harmony. It’s more than a school—it’s a...
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School Specific Advice

More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
74 Words
Passion. I had a genuine, deep, passionate love for my interests (English and running, among other things), and that was reflected in...
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Misconceptions I had about college before attending
137 Words
College is a match to made, not a prize to be won. If you apply to all the top 30 schools, you won't get in to all of them. You will get into the ones that you are fit for, and...
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How to deal with the stress of applying to college
94 Words
Be organized. Make to-do lists, and be diligent in getting all of the things done in a timely manner. Separate each college application in it's own tab or...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.5
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
1580
 
SAT Score Details
 
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesAcademic, Academic, Academic, Academic, Academic, Music: Instrumental, Academic, Academic

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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