College Admissions Info

University of Rochester, ‘15
BA, Studio Arts, Art History

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Master student in Painting - School of La Cambre, Brussels
From: NINGBO , China
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Bryn Mawr, UChicago, Emory, Cornell, Notre Dame, NYU, Swarthmore, Vassar, Williams, Tulane, Rochester
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin, French, Polish

Test Scores

Highest SAT: 11
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 5%
High School Type: Boarding
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work:

College Application Essays

1733 Words
“Pit-a-pat pit-a-pat pit-a-pat,” the approaching footsteps motioned across the hardwood floors of the dormitory. “What on earth are you doing there!” the dorm mother Ms. Chen screamed as she banged furiously and adamantly against the wooden door. The dorm rules were that lights were to be turned off by 9:45 pm, and that everyone was supposed to be in bed after that time. But here I found myself, at 11:30 pm, reading my AP United States History textbook with the aid of...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
507 Words
Why Cornell. It was in 1865 that the philanthropist Ezra Cornell emphatically proclaimed, “I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study.” And with this bold statement he endowed several colleges in state of New York. Fast-forward a century and a half, and Mr. Cornell’s vision of this paradigmatic institution has undoubtedly come to fruition in the form of Cornell University. At Cornell, more so than many of its Ivy League counterparts, its academic prowess...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
971 Words
MIT Short questions: 1. We know you lead a busy life, full of activities, many of which are required of you. Tell us about something you do for the pleasure of it. (*)(100 words or fewer) Its one in the morning, and as I stare at the pile of assignments on my desk, I am engulfed with helplessness. Instead of allowing the tasks at hand to overwhelm me, I am able through Yoga Meditation to rein in any sort of negative emotional...

Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
517 Words
Fashion Design Holding two brushes in my hand and one between my teeth, I stood in the bedroom-turned-studio, adding the final touches to my “masterpiece”. After 25 hours of nonstop work, my normally pristine room had morphed into a hopelessly cluttered space. But I, scruffy and sleep-deprived, felt great. On the drawing board lay my entry for China’s 2nd Fashion Design Competition–a denim jacket with a zipper off-center, seven others adorning the pants, and a brown belt adding a...

College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
229 Words
I received a full scholarship from the University of Rochester. This generous grant comes with an opportunities to closely bond with other award winners and the school's high admission officers. As a personal friend of the Dean of Admissions, we often talked about current trends in the applicant pool and especially about the thousands of applications we receive each other from my native country - China. ...