admeliora
admeliora,
Princeton ‘21
B.A., Comparative Literature
Humanities kid
Features Included
4
Essays
16
Schools
5
Scores
0
Advice
2
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Acton, Massachusetts
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Amherst College (Amherst, MA)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Williams College (Williamstown, MA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
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Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)

Applied for a B.A. in Comparative Literature

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

I think about how I looked coldly at the laughing schoolchildren when I could have laughed along with them. How I walked away from my aunt when she had only been trying to bridge the distance between us. I think about how I’ve exchanged no more than a few words with my grandfather during the entire trip, fearing that he would rue the foreign lilt of my Mandarin. But silence is too high a price to pay. My aloofness...
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Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
491 Words
I am on an odyssey for knowledge, perpetually in pursuit of new worlds; like the eponymous character in Ulysses, I view “all experience [as] an arch wherethro'/Gleams that untravell'd world whose margin fades/For ever and forever when I move” (Tennyson). In an attempt to venture beyond my small suburban town, I joined the staffs of international literary magazines: Polyphony H.S., Winter Tangerine Review, Siblíní Art and Literature Journal, and more. Although I’ve traveled to many...
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Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
670 Words
Stigma is the proverbial elephant in the room. Left unchecked—well, suffice it to say that an elephant does not spontaneously turn into a flea. It only grows. I sensed the shame attached to mental illness even before I understood it. Learned the insidious nature of silence from my relatives, who tried to shield me from a great-uncle’s schizophrenia and demonized him instead. Once, having overheard a conversation about his erratic behavior, I asked my mother what was wrong...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
225 Words
I came to learn about Rice through a Texan friend’s fond reminiscences about its environs: the Houston Zoo, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Hermann Park. What motivated me to apply, however, was the humanitarian bent of its courses and research opportunities. Rice’s Program in Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities fuses theory with action by offering courses on poverty alleviation and internships in direct service of underprivileged communities. In a similar vein, the Center for Women, Gender, and...
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General Admissions Advice

High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.3
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2350
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1580
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details4 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesJunior Classical League / Latin Club, Tutoring/Mentoring
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
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