College Admissions Info

Princeton University, ‘14
BA, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Greenville , South Carolina
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 14 schools
Accepted At: Princeton, Columbia, MIT, Brown, Cornell, Emory
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Cantonese

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1560
Highest SAT: 2310
SAT Prep:
Highest ACT:
ACT Prep:

High School Performance

Top 1%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

None reported

College Application Essays

373 Words
My commitment to volunteering for the Greenville County Hospital System has truly made me proud, and my hard work is made worthwhile in the smiles of patients and staff workers who appreciate the extra help. Through my active involvement volunteering at the most vital center of any community—the hospital—I’m able to benefit the people in my community through the joy that I bring regarding my ever persistent enthusiasm, sincerity, optimism, and even piano-playing. My active participation in...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
689 Words
What book inspired you and why? A New Approach to the World In Chinua Achebe’s novel, Things Fall Apart, Obierika mournfully remarked, “He has put a knife on the things that held us together and we have fallen apart.” Obierika noted the remarkable sadness that ensued from the white men’s colonial ventures into the heart of the Lower Nigerian villages. Indeed, this quote sparks a revelation for all of mankind. Change happens. Perceptions shift. Forever fails. I was...

College Admissions Advice

Post-college plans
315 Words
I can give ample advice about what it is like to be pre-med at Princeton University. Yes, the prerequisites are hard like at any other school, but the level of resources at Princeton are astounding to seek any help that you might need. Grade deflation is one aspect of Princeton that has often been worrisome to pre-meds, and I admit that I was initially worried too. But honestly--the grade deflation affects humanities courses much more than science, which always operate at bell curves. Even in "grade inflated" schools like Yale, their departmental quota for As in science courses are very...