College Admissions Info

cindy_dartmouth
Dartmouth College ‘18
BA, Economics, Romance Languages and Literatures, Engineering Design

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Dartmouth Class of 2018
From: Los Angeles , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: UChicago, SFSU, UCSD, UC Berkeley, UCSB, Northeastern, Northwestern, CMU, Dartmouth, Duke
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin

Test Scores

34
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High School Performance

3.95
GPA
Top 10%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Asian Club / Asian Interactive Youth Association, Admissions or Post-Acceptance Committee, Key Club, Library Volunteer, School Band, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Tutoring/Mentoring, Yearbook

College Application Essays

I had always considered myself decent at breathing. But my sudden near-hyperventilation, along with a doubled heart rate and flailing limbs, suggested otherwise. I clicked “refresh” to make sure it wasn’t a mistake. Ten more times. Shop Me—a non-profit, online retail clothing store I had started just two months prior—had made its first international sale. The idea for Shop Me had come to me at the end of my sophomore summer as I sat, bawling my eyes...









Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
421 Words
When I was nine years old, I was convinced that I’d make a fortune if I became Uncle Laoshu’s betta fish breeder. Seeing how well they sold in his pet shop, I hoped to produce enough betta babies to fill the fish shelf. Although Laoshu warned me that betta fish, also known as Siamese fighting fish, would kill each other if two were ever placed in the same tank, I believed this was a multi-dollar fish empire in...







Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
63 Words
Yearbook is my favorite part of the school day. My life would be incomplete without designing until 4 PM, delegating tasks to section editors, and ordering Thai food for the Yearbook Gang - my 22-person family. Becoming the youngest-ever editor-in-chief wasn’t easy - it put me in charge of older kids whom I admired. [see HS Extracurricular to read rest of essay]

Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
258 Words
As a longtime connoisseur of yogurt—and of Greek yogurt in particular—I consider myself an educated yogurt consumer. And any educated Greek yogurt consumer in the United States knows that there is one brand that tastes exponentially better than the rest: Fage Total Greek Yogurt. In fact, it’s the number one seller in Greece itself! But I’d venture to say that the vast majority of yogurt consumers have, at least once, made the following tragic but understandable...





Additional Essay Details:
667 Words
When I was nine years old, I was convinced that I’d make a fortune if I became Uncle Laoshu’s betta fish breeder. Seeing how well they sold in his pet shop, I hoped to produce enough betta babies to fill the fish shelf. Although Laoshu warned me that betta fish, also known as Siamese fighting fish, would kill each other if two were ever placed in the same tank, I believed this was a multi-dollar fish empire in...









College Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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Newspaper/Journalism, Sports ...





My favorite course thus far, and why
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The benefits of attending a liberal arts college include the ability to take interdisciplinary classes that help you explore topics that have never been introduced to...





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





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





What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
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The extent to...





Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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Used 2 private counselors - the first one, called Ivy Coach, is awful. They are very close-minded and have a strict idea of how you should write your essay (or how they should write...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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WUSTL Dartmouth Duke UPenn Princeton MIT...