College Admissions Info

Yale University, ‘19
BA, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

A girl who loves Yale and cares about quality education for all.
From: New Braunfels , Texas
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: Yes
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: Swarthmore, Amherst, UT Austin
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Vietnamese

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1500
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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: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Student Council / Government, Key Club
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement : Family background
604 Words
If you were to watch a video of my childhood and pause it at a random moment, the possibilities of which scene is unfolding are endless. I might be at the piano, hitting the trills of Mozart’s “Sonata in C Major,” until I hone the timing of each key. It is possible I am at the tennis court, rallying with my brother, bonding through our sweat, until I become too weary for even the ball toss in a serve....

Supplemental Essay for Amherst: “Why us” school essay
310 Words
In whatever career path I ultimately choose, I only hope to improve individuals’ lives. No, I’m not speaking of the noble, medical field where bodies and body parts are saved, as the entrails of that work solely entails. I won’t be much help in that respect while on the floor, unconscious. No, I’m speaking concerning representation of the Great American Melting Pot of voices and opinions, souls that cry for justice and minds that yearn for opportunity. ...

Supplemental Essay for Northwestern: “Why us” school essay
308 Words
I can honestly say that Northwestern first drew my eye because of two words: Dance Marathon. After researching and being struck by this philanthropic brilliance bejeweled in dancing delight, I immediately thought, Wow, I have to be a part of this! Then, after reading further on the university behind this event, well, that was it – I was utterly enthralled. I love the sense of freedom that Northwestern gives in its liberal arts curriculum along with the quarter system, allowing the...

College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
69 Words
Swarthmore, Yale, Brown, Harvard (twice). All interviews are really chill! Don't freak out and definitely be yourself because the interviewers...

How I chose schools to apply to
76 Words
The most important thing for me was diversity of the student body (after making sure that all the schools I looked at had...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
56 Words
If you work during the summer, that's perfectly fine! Don't think that you have to go study...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
41 Words
I'm on full financial aid, but I still have to contribute to...

Why I declined other schools
60 Words
You MUST visit the schools that you are considering attending - this is CRUCIAL! Every school has a...

My advice about getting recommenders
49 Words
Make sure you get recommenders who know your personality and you as a person, not...