College Admissions Info

mqiu
mqiu
Columbia University ‘19

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

MQ
From: Fayetteville
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 4 schools
Accepted At: Columbia, UArk, UNC, Penn State
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin, Spanish

Test Scores

2160
SAT
35
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1500
Highest SAT: 2160
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High School Performance

4.23
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, National Honor Society, Model Congress / Model UN
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Family background
238 Words
Especially when I was younger, I would daydream about my future wedding. African lilies would grace the aisles that my father would escort me down. It would be the happiest day of my life. When I was ten years old, my mother took my family to dinner with a strange, mole-like man at Olive Garden. He hunched over his food as he ate, mouth twitching like rodent whiskers. We went out often with her business partners, but this felt different....





Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
312 Words
Please tell us what you find most appealing about Columbia and why. In the hectic bustle of the city, it's difficult to find an oasis. People flock to parks, coffee shops, and libraries to find a small section of the city where they take off their façade and be alone. Columbia exists as a small island on a big one, a little niche enclosed by iron gates where students and visitors alike feel the quiet and silence. When I...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
74 Words
List the titles of the required readings from courses during the school year or summer that you enjoyed most in the past year. List the titles of the books you read for pleasure that you enjoyed most in the past year. List the titles of the print, electronic publications and websites you read regularly. List the titles of the films, concerts, shows, exhibits, lectures and other entertainments you enjoyed most in the past year.

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
365 Words
For applicants to Columbia College, please tell us what from your current and past experiences (either academic or personal) attracts you specifically to the field or fields of study that you noted in the Member Questions section. If you are currently undecided, please write about any field or fields in which you may have an interest at this time. Jillian, the four-year-old girl I babysit, constantly asks me "Why?" whether it's about the plot of Frozen or why roly-polies curl...







College Admissions Advice

What I like about my school’s location and culture
84 Words
The main reason I chose Columbia was because of its setting. I got to experience New York City during my summer internship, and I decided...





What I’d change about my application process
86 Words
I would have taken more time to refine my essay, and refine my activities in the common app. I had a lot of extracurriculars and put...





Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
76 Words
I didn't use an admissions counselor but definitely thought about it. A main drawback of using them is the price. However, the counselor...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
104 Words
I think one thing that set me apart was that I had done a full summer research stay the summer after my junior year, and that I continued that interest even...





My advice about getting recommenders
84 Words
I know everyone says this, but really pick a teacher that you think knows you well, and won't say the stereotypical "X is a great...





What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
78 Words
Provide anecdotes. A big part of my "Why Columbia" essay was how I felt walking into those gates. I got the butterfly feeling...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
73 Words
New York for me, is the only city worth being in. No, that's a overstatement but what I love about Columbia is...