College Admissions Info

Princeton University, ‘15
BA, Economics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Princeton class of 2015.
From: Princeton Junction , New Jersey
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: Princeton, Yale, MIT, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Rutgers, Dartmouth
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1600
Highest SAT: 2400
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Math Team, American Cancer Society, National Honor Society, Science Club/Team, Tutoring/Mentoring, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band
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College Application Essays

In many ways, high school is a world of strict stereotypes, where the nerd has never spoken to the quarterback, the mathlete will never be friends with the cheerleader, and the jock has never stepped foot in the music hallway. I am proud of crossing the lines drawn between these groups, breaking out of my comfort zone to pursue a broad spectrum of interests. As freshmen, we were bombarded by club officers recruiting us for everything from Science Club to...

Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
519 Words
“See, the line y=x go through the orange – ” I chuckled. “You mean the origin, Dad?” My father has a thick Chinese accent, and although amusing at times, it is by no means an indication of a lack of intelligence. With a PhD in mathematics from UC Berkeley, my father taught me much more than how to throw a ball, ride a bike, or tread water – he introduced me to math. As I grew up, my father naturally shared his...

Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
489 Words
Nine people, one extremely difficult piece, and me at the head of the group. We had one week to master Shostakovitch's String Quartet No. 8 before performing at the State House for Kristallnacht memorial night. The piece was written to capture the emotions of victims of war, and – if played properly – could sound phenomenal. But without a conductor, we would fall apart if even one person rushed or one note was missed. It was imperative for us nine to know each...

College Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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Dance and a capella at...

My favorite course thus far, and why
70 Words
My favorite courses at Princeton haven't been my favorite because the content was the most interesting, but rather because the professors...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
45 Words
Every year right before graduation, Princeton hosts an amazing 3-day reunions event for all...

What I’d change about my application process
30 Words
I would have visited more schools and gone on...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
58 Words
I did have a private counselor who helped me edit my essays. I highly recommend it if...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
23 Words
All my interviews were really different. But...

Post-college plans
7 Words
I'm working...

Why I declined other schools
83 Words
I declined some of the schools I was accepted to because I either didn't know very much about them, they were in a location I...

Why I ultimately chose my school
59 Words
I ultimately felt that Princeton would be able to give me the best education and most opportunities. Plus,...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
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It's important to focus on unique aspects of Princeton (or whichever school you're writing about). The admissions officers...