College Admissions Info

Emerson College, ‘18
BA, Creative Writing, Literature, Publishing

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm a writer and activist, a lover of city life, cats, and the color purple
From: San Carlos , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian, Prefer Not to Share
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision, Early Action
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: Emerson, McGill, NYU, Pitzer
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1520
Highest SAT: 2220
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High School Performance

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High School Type: Other Private
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Diversity Committee / Minority Initiative, Community Cleanup / Service
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College Application Essays

I once brought a friend to 826 Valencia on the weekend and had to laugh at his amazed expression. “When you told me you went to a writing class on Monday nights, this is not what I pictured,” he told me. “What did you picture?” I asked, curious. “A real classroom. You know, with desks and whiteboards and stuff.” “We have desks here,” I replied, pointing to the battered tables. “We have a whiteboard.” I indicated the dry-erase easel covered in...

Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
665 Words
In the winter of my junior year, I applied to attend the Student Diversity Leadership Conference. I’d been encouraged to go by my parents and by my school’s director of diversity, and figured a few days in Houston would at least be an interesting experience. So in December I boarded a plane with nine of my classmates and headed to SDLC for three incredible days. It would be a gross understatement to say that the conference surpassed my...

Additional Essay Details:
154 Words
In my essays it was important for me to get across not only what kind of person I was in high school, but also what kinds of activities I wanted to be involved in in college. I wanted whoever was reading my application to immediately be able to think of on-campus activities I would attend or clubs that I would join or lead, to be able to easily place me into the context of their community and imagine the kinds...

College Admissions Advice

What I like about my school’s location and culture
147 Words
Emerson College is in the heart of Boston, which is an amazing strength. The school fosters a culture that encourages students to pursue whatever opportunities interest them both on and off campus. Most Emerson students are incredibly driven and passionate about what they do...

How I chose schools to apply to
404 Words
While I started out my senior year looking at a long list of colleges supplied by my college counselor, my parents, and myself, I ended up applying to only five schools, and I think that was a great decision for a few reasons. First, only applying to schools that I absolutely loved meant that should I only get into one of them, I would still be able to feel proud and excited about where I ended up. Second, knowing that I was truly excited about each of these schools made writing the essays a breeze. I never had to lie...

Why I ultimately chose my school
380 Words
Of the five schools I applied to, I was accepted to all of them. Of those five, some might consider Emerson the least "prestigious" - it doesn't have as much name recognition, or the lowest acceptance rates. But I chose Emerson because it felt like the right fit for me. Emerson is very specific with its programs - communication and the arts is what we specialize in and what we excel at. I've known that I want to write for a very long time, and even in high school I was frustrated with required classes that didn't seem relevant to...