College Admissions Info

marisalchow
Princeton University, ‘17
BA, Computer Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Artist, writer, coder, creator. CS major.
From: Orinda , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 4 schools
Accepted At: Princeton, UC Berkeley, UCLA, San Diego
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

2400
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1600
Highest SAT: 2400
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High School Performance

High School Type: Other Private
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Table Tennis (Ping Pong)
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College Application Essays

And there are certain moments in your life when something becomes clear, and other things in the past—things that your mind, unbeknownst to you, had earmarked because they didn't quite add up—suddenly all click into place, like small gears in a watch. — Bridget Asher, The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted When it comes to food, my family likes to joke that if you don’t know what’s on your plate, eat first and ask questions later. We...





College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
103 Words
1) Passionate: everyone has something that they're passionate about, anything from social justice causes to breakdancing. It's something that you're excited to do -- you don't have to spend all your time...





What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
43 Words
Princeton academics are hard. Really hard -- for most people, including me. Struggles...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
27 Words
Do what makes you passionate -- actually though....





What set me apart from other applicants
36 Words
I was home schooled, which gave me an opportunity to talk...





Why I ultimately chose my school
49 Words
When I visited Princeton, it felt like a place I could call home. I knew...





What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
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Talk about specifics to that school. In my "Why Princeton" essay, I mentioned a lot of...