College Admissions Info

Barnard College, ‘19
Banking and Finance, Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I did lab research and will be publishing a paper soon!
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Other Family Member
Admission: Regular Decision
Accepted At: Barnard, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCSB, UCSD
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1500
Highest SAT: 2160
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Tutoring/Mentoring, Science Club/Team, Community Cleanup / Service
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Chinese heritage
608 Words
One year ago on a Sunday morning, I packed a small blanket and The Joy Luck Club and looked for a pocket of the universe where I could have the voices of the book fill up the silence around me. Even though I am of Chinese heritage, I've always felt more American than Chinese and wanted to fill the void. Whereas most people learn about their culture from their home, family, and community, I learned about it from the half...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
250 Words
Every Thanksgiving when my family gets together, my Aunt XXX, speaks enthusiastically about how going to Barnard made her more confident and how encouraging the professors were. So when my family went on a vacation to New York, I absolutely made sure to visit Barnard. While standing in front of the Diana Center, I was surprised to see how friendly and diverse the students were. When I returned to California, I continued to keep in touch with several students who...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
238 Words
Soraya Chemaly's online blog about gender absurdities in pop culture has made me more perceptive and globally aware. She separates herself from other bloggers with her confidence to challenge the status quo while fighting for social justice. I'd tell Soraya that my mom takes pride in solely being a housewife and believes that being pretty is the only important thing for a girl. Soraya's stark contrast to the leading woman in my life has shown me that I don't have...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
253 Words
"Ballsy", said my AP Biology teacher with a surprised look on his face. I just told him that I had emailed a scientist asking if I could intern in his lab over the summer. I couldn't help but feel intimidated by the fact that there would be undergraduates, post-docs and fellows contacting this professor too. After months of email correspondence including an intensive interview, I was heartbroken when I read my rejection message. There was no sugar coating, just "Sorry....

College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
58 Words
Since I plan on majoring in Biology, I decided to reach out to many labs in my...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
131 Words
From Forbes: Located directly across from Columbia University in New York City, Barnard College is a private all-female liberal arts college and the most selective member of the Seven Sisters. Its relationship with its Ivy League neighbor is mutually...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
36 Words
I had an two interviews, one for Bowdoin and one for...

Why I ultimately chose my school
20 Words
I chose my school because it's...

My advice about getting recommenders
50 Words
Make sure you get to know your teachers very well Junior year. They don't have...