College Admissions Info

azhuang
Northwestern University ‘17
BA, Economics, Psychology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Elmhurst , Illinois
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Northwestern, BC, NYU, Illinois, Loyola U Chicago, SLU, Miami
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

34
ACT
SAT IIs:
Highest ACT:
ACT Prep:

High School Performance

4.50
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Swimming/Diving
Extracurricular Activities: Dance, Emergency Medical Service / Fire Dept Volunteer, Math Team, School Jazz / Orchestra, Model Congress / Model UN, Chinese Club
Work:
Awards Received:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Creative personal story
183 Words
I like to lift things up and put them down. I like to put one foot in front of another. When I was young, I hated physical activity, yet when I grew and developed as a person, I couldn’t help but gravitate towards it. For me, personal fitness is both a basic and complex activity. The simplest of motions can sometimes be the most complicated of movements. The smell of sweat, the grunts of effort, and the sound of...



Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
583 Words
To this passionate student, college represents a period of time where I can grow as a person. At seventeen, I am hardly old in years, and picking out where to spend the next four is a decision of utmost importance. I still have so much to learn and experience, and Northwestern is where I believe I can do just that. I have always had a wide range of interests, and Northwestern is the perfect school for me to fulfill them. ...









College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
28 Words
I would focus more on only applying to...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
15 Words
Do activities that help develop...





Why I ultimately chose my school
11 Words
I chose my...





Post-college plans
9 Words
After college, I'm...





My advice about getting recommenders
11 Words
Make sure to...