smithie12318
smithie12318,
Smith ‘18
B.S.
A current undergrad at Smith College, double majoring in East Studies & Economics
Features Included
5
Essays
7
Schools
9
Scores
2
Advice
5
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Highland Park, New Jersey
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin, French

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Smith College (Northampton, MA)
  • Rutgers, State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick (Piscataway, NJ)
  • Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA)
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Smith College (Northampton, MA)

Applied for a B.S. in

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
661 Words
Chinese heritage
As the world prepared to celebrate Thanksgiving on November 23, 1995, I came into existence. Only a few years ago, my entire family had immigrated from China to America. My mother had mixed feelings at first about her pregnancy. She no longer had to worry about the one-child policy, but my father reminded her that the family wasn’t in the best financial situation. With only one person working, could they afford to have another child? Ultimately, my parents decided to keep...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
164 Words
A stuffed rabbit peeked out from a pile of prizes. I ogled her orange body and ears that were alternately bright pink and highlighter yellow. The connection was immediate, and I snatched her up greedily before anyone else could. When my sister saw how tightly I clutched the rabbit, she traded the last of her summer reading tickets for my prize. At the age of two, I encountered my first friend. She became my confidant, my cheerleader – someone who accepted...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
416 Words
Modern media is full of news about men making big impacts on society through politics, business, and technology. However, I have always been inspired by women who have dedicated themselves to public service. In particular, Mother Teresa and her sisters have touched countless lives by running hospitals, orphanages, and soup kitchens in over 133 countries. Their benevolence and charity has been my constant inspiration to follow in their footsteps and “give Wholehearted and Free Service to the poorest of the poor”....
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
626 Words
My love for humanities began when I was in sixth grade. At Chinese school, my teacher picked me to represent my class in a history competition. Most fifteen year olds would shudder at the thought of remembering and reciting the long span of Chinese history, but I conquered the challenge with determination. For several hours every day, my father helped me understand the origins of China. Learning the political, cultural, and social aspects of my second home was so fascinating...
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Additional Essay Details
1642 Words
Since freshman year in high school, my involvement in DECA has fueled my interest in business. After three years of participating in competitions and manual writing, I have gained a lot of knowledge, but I’m eager to learn even more by pursing business as a career. Through repeated practices in role plays and business etiquette, DECA not only nourished me into an experienced leader, but also taught me to appreciate commitment to service. The club gave me the opportunity...
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General Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
112 Words
At Smith College, many students join the Student Event Committee in their first year. The Student Event Committee (SEC) is the main student programming organization at Smith, hosting over 100 free events annually. Formed...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
93 Words
Wellesley Interview - 45 minutes. Interviewer asked the standardized questions found in the "Sample Questions." Link is below: http://www.wellesley.edu/admission/aar/responsibilities/interviews/questions Overall,...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.44
 
Rank
Top 25%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Some good some bad
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
28
 
ACT Score Details
 
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2000
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1410
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details5 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTennis

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), School Jazz / Orchestra, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Yearbook, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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