WashU ‘18
Just finished my freshman year at WashU and will take a gap year to travel the world for a year before going back to college
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Hometown , New Jersey
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
  • University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  • Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)
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Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)

Applied for a B.B.A. in

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

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Personal Statement
624 Words
Study/travel abroad
I knock on the window of a parked yellow cab. The heavily-accented driver loudly utters a “no” as he shakes his head vigorously, but another yellow one pulls up to the curb. There is so much to do here in New York City. As the taxi pushes its way down Broadway, we whiz by blobs of grey and black scarves, overcoats, and ties. I’m let off at the Majestic Theatre near Times Square to meet my mother for the...
Supplemental Essay Amusing anecdote
236 Words
What makes you happy? There are many things that make me happy. Some of them are more important, like finally understanding the proof for an orthogonal in multivariable or playing my heart out in “Fantasie Impromptu” by Chopin on the piano. Some of them are insignificant, representing just a speck in one day. One of the smallest, most trivial ones is sticking my entire hand into a 41 ounce bag of Skittles. While I read The Canterbury Tales, my left hand...
Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
289 Words
What's your favorite word and why? “Do you want to continue ballet?” Well, it isn’t my favorite. “Do you want to go to Yellowstone Park and camp there?” I’ll think about it. “Do you ever want to do anything for sure?” Some of the time. Nearly everything prior to high school was planned and executed for me. The only thing required of me was to actually do it, but in most cases, I did it half-heartedly. My mom...
Supplemental Essay Issue of personal significance
553 Words
Tell us about a time when your curiosity led you someplace you weren’t expecting to go. When the last ray of sunlight fades, darkness shades the ground with an eeriness beyond the fence of our backyard. Looking at the dark monster that has emerged erases all memory of the beautiful lake and lush trees and replaces this scene with a black tar pit and dead spine-chilling branches. I have always been afraid of my own backyard, the area behind...

General Admissions Advice

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
161 Words
First semester, even though I signed up for a few clubs, however I didn't put any of them on my top priority list, so they ended up getting forgotten and I didn't know many people from an of my clubs. What ended up happening was too much time...
5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
127 Words
1. SMART!! maybe too smart in the case of some people. It can be intimidating at times 2. Studious. People may be studious but don't worry, it is definitely the work hard play hard scene at my University 3. Diverse....
My favorite course thus far, and why
122 Words
Photography. I never knew I even liked photography because of all the iPhone accessibility and filters. I took an Intro Photography class and I fell in love and now I am trying to start up my own...
How to approach transferring schools
94 Words
I didn't actually transfer, but I did think about it, and I did end up deciding to take a gap year after my freshman year. It's not that...
What I’d change about my application process
73 Words
Waiting until the last minute. I always do it and I always mess myself up, especially this time. I was finishing my...

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
High School TypeBoarding
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Low one semester/year
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
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Highest SAT
SAT Score Details
Converted SAT Score1480
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AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details3 classes and scores


SportsField Hockey, Hockey, Lacrosse, Martial Arts, Soccer, Tennis


ActivitiesCharity Drive Organizing, Chinese Club, Chess, Multicultural / International Club, Admissions or Post-Acceptance Committee, School Theater/Plays
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

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