College Admissions Info

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 16 advice topics

Student Background

Wellesley '15. Math major, dog enthusiast. Happy to answer questions about Wellesley and the college admissions process in general.
From: Sudbury , Massachusetts
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Accepted From Waitlist
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: Wellesley, Holyoke, Smith, UMass, Tulane
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1550
Highest SAT: 2270
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 10%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Some good some bad
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Tutoring/Mentoring, School Theater/Plays, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Help Save Our Environment, Charity Drive Organizing
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College Application Essays

It was finally time. The months of backaches, abdominal pains, ultrasounds, school absences, dietary restrictions and bizarre food cravings had finally come to this day. In went the epidural, and, nine hours later, a new era began. I named him Bruce after the shark in Finding Nemo, which I’d been watching before the birth, and unlike his namesake, Bruce is always smiling. In fact, he never shed a single tear during his lifetime, because Bruce is the product of...

College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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Studious, intellectual,...

Why I ultimately chose my school
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Prestige, size, attention from professors, proximity to home,...

What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
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More mental...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
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Location: Proximity to Boston/Cambridge (relatively speaking), safety of campus, safety of neighborhood...

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
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Two letters with updates...

Post-college plans
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Working for a...

My favorite course thus far, and why
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Either Art History 101 or Architecture and Urbanism in North...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
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It's a pretty stressful place, and it really pushes your limits....

What I’d change about my application process
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I think I had a reasonable balance of...

Why I declined other schools
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Tulane was too much of a party school, and UMass was just too big. I was committed to Mount Holyoke...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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Job experience. Tutor, wait tables, volunteer. Gain some skills because it will become helpful when you're applying to clubs and, later, jobs. For example, I applied to a leadership position in a mentoring club, and suddenly my high...

How I chose schools to apply to
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I wanted small classes and individual attention. In high school, most of my...

What set me apart from other applicants
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Probably my commitment to going...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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I didn't interview at every school I applied to, and it shows a lack of...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
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I did Bridging the Gap because I wanted to help others get into college. It's a great org :) Let's Get Ready lets you teach your own SAT prep...

How to increase chances at my school
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Wellesley prides itself on having "women [or non-binary people] who will" as its students and graduates....