College Admissions Info

Yale University, ‘19
BA, Economics, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Fayetteville
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 14 schools
Accepted At: Yale, Northwestern, Brown, UC Berkeley, UCLA, USC, UMich, UArk, Williams, Vassar
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin, French

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1550
Highest SAT: 2280
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Political Campaign, Debate Club/Team, French Club, Model Congress / Model UN, National Honor Society, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl
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College Application Essays

Somewhere on the Internet there's a photo of me looking really, really dumb next to Former President Bill Clinton. On October 7th, 2014 I had the honor of standing on stage behind President Clinton as he spoke at a rally at the University of Arkansas. A photographer in the crowd captured him mid-speech, addressing the crowd. Clinton stands behind the podium with a stern, fatherly expression, hands outreached as if to touch every Arkansan; I'm to the right of the podium,...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
89 Words
While researching Yale, the Yale Political Union and the activeness of the Yale College Democrats convinced me that I could continue to pursue my passions for politics at Yale. What makes the Yale political scene stand out, however, the sense of community in the Yale Democrats. As much as I love Fayetteville High School YDL and the Young Democrats of Arkansas, we were never close as the Yale Democrats. We never had weekly "Dems Family Dinners" that they do, and...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
118 Words
Brown is a school of activism. A couple of months ago, I read an article from the Brown Political Review called "250 Years of Student Activism." In it, there's an interactive timeline that lists some of the notable movements that have shaped the campus. In high school political involvement and activism were both very important to me, especially in my senior year when I was hired as a part time canvasser by Keep Fayetteville Fair, a group founded to protect our...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
377 Words
I come from a family of scientists. My parents have 5 degrees between them-4 chemistry, 1 computer engineering. Their siblings, my aunts and uncles, have similar backgrounds. At family gatherings there are usually 3 research chemists, 2 doctors, 1 acupuncturist, 2 Ph.D. students-in sciences of course, 1 radiologist, 1 computer programmer, and 1 part-time amateur nature photographer (he's also one of the research chemists). Because of this, a lot of my childhood memories are from the University of Arkansas campus, where I made some of my first friends....

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
695 Words
5. Using a favorite quotation from an essay or book you have read in the last three years as a starting point, tell us about an event or experience that helped you define one of your values or changed how you approach the world. Please write the quotation, title and author at the beginning of your essay. "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
180 Words
A Vassar representative came to my school earlier this fall, and after hearing good things from one of my friends who's currently a freshman, I signed up to hear her speak. The sense of community left the deepest impression on me. From what the representative said about the student body and the professors, it seems like the Vassar family is incredibly warm and inviting. Another appealing aspect of the community is the social justice presence on campus. Activism and politics...

College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
120 Words
I was offered alumni interviews for Harvard, Princeton, and Brown. Harvard and Brown were both at the local university, and Princeton was over the phone. All of the interviewers were incredibly friendly and made sure I...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
35 Words
Instead of pursuing some meaningless resume builder I'd do something I...

Why I declined other schools
44 Words
I declined the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of California...

Why I ultimately chose my school
42 Words
The most important things I was looking for were a strong academic atmosphere...

How I chose schools to apply to
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Honestly, I just went through the US News rankings and picked schools that...

How to increase chances at my school
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I've heard that after checking for academic qualifications, the first thing the...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
47 Words
It's important to link what you're passionate about to opportunities at Yale. For me,...

My advice about getting recommenders
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It's important to build and maintain good relationships with teachers throughout high school. Usually, it's best...