College Admissions Info

Columbia University, ‘13
BS, Mathematics, Computational and Applied Mathematics

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 9 advice topics

Student Background

Columbia University, MA in Statistics
From: Beijing , China
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin, English, French

Test Scores

None Reported

High School Performance

Top 5%
High School Type: Public
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

How Spent Summers:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement Qiumeng Duan I am applying for the master’s program in Statistics and Economic Modeling. Majoring in Information & Computing Science, concentrating in Mathematics, I deeply understand and agree that statistics is not a subfield of mathematics. Math makes sense, while statistics is a way to look at the world from a rational perspective. I believe, just as H.G.Wells said, "Statistical thinking will one day be as necessary for efficient citizenship as the ability to read and...

College Admissions Advice

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
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If you are an international students who have to...

How I chose schools to apply to
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First, take time to figure out what your goal is. Whether to reach out to financial center, to explore Sillicon Vally or to get a reputation from Ivy League, you can decide your goal at first place. Second, take time...

How to increase chances at my school
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First, make sure that your documents are spelling error free, and have...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
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Student Union,...

Post-college plans
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Stay in US for 2-3 years to...

Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
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If you are quite interested in academic achievements of the...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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I can say I never waste a summer...

Why I ultimately chose my school
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Columbia is one of Ivy League School, and is near to...

My advice about getting recommenders
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One recommendation writer was my advisor, who is a professor in Operation Research, the second one was my internship director. The other two are foreign professors, one...