College Admissions Info

Soka University of America, ‘19
BA, Linguistics, Interpretation, and Translation

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Low-income student
From: Franklin , Massachusetts
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Cantonese, Mandarin, Portuguese

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1290
Highest SAT: 1800

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 10%
High School Type: Public

Extracurriculars & Awards

None reported

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Chinese heritage
488 Words
The faint, early memories I have are set in a small, suburban town called Franklin. My neighborhood, as I knew it, consisted of tiny rooms filled with antiquated furniture and bizarre noises of the Cantonese dialect and broken English. I could only see my father once a month because of his strenuous restaurant cook work schedule, while my mother could not work because of her immense back problems. At ten, instead of play dates and neighborhood street hockey games, I...

College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
6 Words
Open-minded, relatable,...

What I’d change about my application process
46 Words
I would stay more on top of my application process in terms of physically...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
59 Words
I had my admissions counselor at school. but I didn't hire a private one. I feel like it's...

Why I declined other schools
40 Words
I declined other schools because I did not want to be in...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
26 Words
Since my school is relatively new (about 12 years...