College Admissions Info

Boston University, ‘19
BS, Actuarial Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Boston University C/O 2019
From: Cypress , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: Cal Poly Pomona, BU, Cal Poly, UC Irvine, UCSD, UC Merced
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Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin, Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1510
Highest SAT: 2180
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High School Performance

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Top 10%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Tutoring/Mentoring, Dance, Multicultural / International Club, Church, Library Volunteer
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College Application Essays

Squatting, with a thousand flies swarming around me and maggots wriggling around my feet, the stench from human feces overwhelms my senses. I struggle to maintain balance, because my skin making contact with the ground will almost guarantee that I will be infected with some disease or worms. As I try to keep my meager dinner of vegetables and rice porridge down, I think to myself: I have never appreciated sit down toilets so much. Last summer, I visited my...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
54 Words
Make sure you turn in every single document you need for your financial aid in time,...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
46 Words
Don't do the stereotypical volunteer abroad trip. The only thing that shows colleges is...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
160 Words
The deciding factors of why Boston University is a good fit for me are multi-faceted. As a native Californian, moving across the country and experiencing the weather and way of life there will be an important and impactful chapter of my life. There are a quarter of a...

Why I declined other schools
60 Words
I declined schools in California because I believe that it is important for college students to get out...

My advice about getting recommenders
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Get to know your teachers starting freshman year of high-school. The more they know about you, the better the...