College Admissions Info

Northwestern University, ‘16
BA, Economics and Econometrics

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Personal statement
  • 2 supplemental essays
  • 2 advice topics

Student Background

Class of 2016, Love reading, cooking, singing and writing
From: Shenyang , China
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: UVA, UC Berkeley, NYU, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Smith
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin, French

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1590
Highest SAT: 2380

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 1%
High School Type: Public

Extracurriculars & Awards

None reported

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Family background
551 Words
His brows twisting over the half opened eyes, my cousin crossed the his arms and leaned back like a philosopher contemplating on an abstruse question. “Do you have any solution?” I asked lightly. Reddening, he raised his eyes and murmured impatiently “Distraction is against the rules!” He drew the cards closer and opened his eyes widely, as if fearing I would come up with the solution if he blinked. Suddenly he exclaimed, “I got it!” and gasped the answer. Grinning...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
368 Words
I believe in first impression, and my first impression on Northwestern when I open its website is superb. The elegant scent of lavender wafts toward me from the each picture. Call me emotional, but that shade of purple blue made me fall in love with Northwestern at first sight. It proved later that my whimsical impulse was justified. I am a well rounded student, passionate about almost everything. My curiosity has always been accused as whimsicality by my teachers whenever...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
185 Words
Smith College asks me about my theme song. Here's my answer: I sit in front of my black Strauss. A gentle breeze carries silky moonlight, and turns my “Selection of Richard Clayderman” to “Lyphard Melody”: My fingers run across the keyboard, the music leads me to a field of lavender, where I lie down against the starry sky. A star blinks like a philosopher reflecting on abstruse questions of life. “Mr. Starry, can you show me the farthest place in...

College Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
28 Words
Get to know your school, search its website,...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
43 Words
You can do summer school (I did summer program in Harvard), summer camp,...