College Admissions Info

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Was totally overwhelmed by the college admission process.
From: Rockaway , New Jersey
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 2 schools
Accepted At: JHU, Rutgers
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1590
Highest SAT: 2370
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country (Recruited), Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Choir
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College Application Essays

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
490 Words
I ran to the friendly face in all my childhood memories. Expecting a warm embrace, I received a slap on the face and curses. “Grandma?” I cried. She hissed, “Leave.” At eighty years old, my grandma had disappeared behind a veil of disorientation cast by Alzheimer’s, which I lift by doing stimulating activities like flipping through photo albums, putting puzzles together, dancing, and singing traditional Chinese songs with her. Seeing and trying to prevent her decline inspired me to...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
268 Words
National research university? Liberal arts? As I was lost in my college search, my dad suggested I visit Columbia and Barnard because he had been a teaching assistant for both. But where Columbia is large, undergraduate-only Barnard is small -- a close-knit community that exudes its sophisticated liberal arts culture. There, I followed the in-the-classroom debater, outside-the-classroom tour guide, Miss Outgoing, around, and I met Miss Confident, a glossy cosmopolitan with glasses perched proudly on her nose and a twinkling...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
281 Words
Anne Frank would lament her depression, the terror of being hunted by Nazis, and the loss of hope as Hitler destroyed Jewish Germans. She would then scold herself, telling me how her friend Hanneli suffered in a concentration camp, with no secret annex escape. Anne felt that she lacked gratitude? I’m ashamed of myself. If we were to converse for an hour, she would explain how a radio broadcast calling for accounts of the German occupation inspired her to...

Additional Essay Details:
26 Words
I infused my essay with details about the school. When I wrote the essay about Anne Frank, I researched by reading her diary and examining quotes.

College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
10 Words
Get an internship,...

My advice about getting recommenders
15 Words
Be respectful to your teachers,...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
21 Words
I applied to over 100 scholarships, and...

What I’d change about my application process
17 Words
I would have started writing...

What set me apart from other applicants
30 Words
I showed that I was REALLY interested in the...