College Admissions Info

New York University, ‘19
BA, Economics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm an incoming freshman at NYU.
From: Penang , Malaysia
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 4 schools
Accepted At: UCLA
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1500
Highest SAT: 2160
Other SAT Scores:
Other Standardized Tests:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Family background
595 Words
When I was offered the ASEAN scholarship to study overseas at twelve, I was elated at my personal and financial independence. As long as I produced good results, I was free to do anything. I filled my afternoons with plays, music performances and poetry slams, learning more about the local arts scene I never got to explore back in Malaysia, and meeting people from different backgrounds. Every conversation with strangers made made me realize how sheltered I was, living in...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
393 Words
NYU offers an immensely attractive international experience, with campuses in Shanghai and Abu Dhabi, the Freshmen Abroad Program and overseas seminars. I am excited at the possibilities for collaboration, innovation and creation these platforms facilitate. Combined with its prime location as the epicentre of arts and culture - being the location of the Tribeca Film Festival and Fashion Week, NYU offers an enriching experience charged with creativity and dynamism, and endless opportunities to learn and network. I'm drawn to the...

College Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
72 Words
Get a teacher who has known you for at least a year, and who you are comfortable talking to. Make a list...

What I’d change about my application process
68 Words
I would have done more research on the schools I applied to, such as approach seniors who have graduated or...