College Admissions Info

Princeton University, ‘18
BS, Computer Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I like bread and robots and hiking and art and apparently polysyndetons.
From: Arlington , Texas
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian, Prefer Not to Share
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 13 schools
Accepted At: MIT, Duke, Dartmouth, Columbia, UT Austin, Rice, Brown, Yale, CMU, UPenn, Princeton
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1580
Highest SAT: 2340
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Academic Decathlon, Asian Club / Asian Interactive Youth Association, School Jazz / Orchestra, Key Club, National Honor Society, Science Club/Team
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: One moment that changed you
679 Words
Singing quietly, I drove up my street. As I pulled into the driveway, I curiously noted that my mom’s Volvo was already home. But I dismissed my observation and gathered my belongings and checked the mailbox and took my sweet time getting into the house. My parents work until around seven o’clock, so I was accustomed to the silence of the house. But for some unknown instinct, I opened my parents’ bedroom door a crack and peered inside. ...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
535 Words
Cockroaches. Smoke. Dirty. Those words come to mind when I think of my grandma’s house. I hated it there. She had this raspy cough that carried this gurgling sound of phlegm. And every day, Grandpa always sat on his couch, ate snacks, smoked, and watched soap operas. I used to wonder how someone could sit all day doing virtually nothing. When Grandma died, my family was in the middle of a vacation. I remember that Dad cried when he...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
472 Words
Deep in concentration, I absentmindedly consented to what sounded like my dad asking if I wanted to join an aerobics class. However, I soon discovered that I had misheard and agreed to join a robotics class instead. That mistake may have been one the best things that has ever happened to me. I loved robotics. In fact, a year later, I joined the VEX robotics team. Slowly, I rose from the position of a rookie to the coach, driver, and...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
177 Words
Your favorite book and its author: A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens Your favorite movie: The Lord of the Rings Your favorite website: Two adjectives your friends would use to describe you: bubbly, motivated Your favorite recording: The Phantom of the Opera, sung by Emmy Rossum and Gerald Butler Your favorite keepsake or memento: On my first trip to China, my dad got me a little golden keychain shaped like a fan with tiny Chinese...

College Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
13 Words
Computer Science introductory course...

What I’d change about my application process
33 Words
I'd write more for myself than for what people want...

Why I ultimately chose my school
90 Words
I'm an engineer. So MIT should have been a natural choice for me. In fact, it was and still is my dream school. Ultimately, I still decided...

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
73 Words
I was waitlisted from two schools, and I remember that I sent in a couple updates throughout my application process to remind...

My advice about getting recommenders
82 Words
I found that although my math and science courses were most relevant to my desired path, my best recommendations came from just teachers I got...