College Admissions Info

University of Rochester, ‘18
BA, Political Science and Government, Economics

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 2 supplemental essays

Student Background

From: Chino Hills , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: UC Berkeley, UCLA, San Diego, UCSB, Rochester, Northeastern, Drexel, St. John's
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin, Spanish

Test Scores

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

GPA, Weighted
Top 25%
High School Type: Magnet
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Yearbook, Best Buddies, Community Cleanup / Service, Debate Club/Team, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), National Honor Society, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Place you’re content
539 Words
This chaotic locale is not a war-zone, although it seems like one: Rows upon rows of tired faces glance at me and back to the crumpled slips of paper in their hands. A man kneels on the dirty linoleum floor, trying to fit his belongings into two carry-on bags. In the back of the plane, a little boy listens as his weary-eyed mother tells him stories of the happy land far far away. I am alone in Logan International Airport,...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
250 Words
University of Rochester - Rochester is the embodiment of change for good. I have heard about the marshmallow test for years, so I was intrigued to learn that Rochester had pioneered research demonstrating that there are factors beyond genetics for marshmallow-doomed children, thus improving upon an accepted idea. I love that Rochester’s dedication to improvement is also apparent in its curriculum. With the freedom to “build my own,” I can turn my dream of double majoring in international relations...

Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
525 Words
The rusty looking trapeze hung suspended in midair in front of me. It looked a long way away, and the floor looked a long way down. I was standing at the edge of a slightly rickety wooden platform on top of a forty foot tall tree. I was there as part of a teambuilding activity for the California Association of Student Councils. It had been a long climb up to where I was, and now I had the choice of...

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