gzhang
gzhang,
Northwestern ‘17
B.A., Economics, , Political Science and Government
Current college undergraduate at Northwestern University
Features Included
3
Essays
7
Schools
17
Scores
5
Advice
3
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown San Ramon
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
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Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)

Applied for a B.A. in Economics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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I was born with everything: not five personal TVs and a butler, but happily married parents, a home, and a big golden spoon clutched in my sticky little fingers. Better yet, I didn’t even need to share. Growing up as an only child, “daddy’s little angel” and “mommy’s personal food critic”, I was a concoction of spoiled, spice, and everything not-so-nice—reflecting all the stereotypes of an only child. Living in North Carolina, come summer, I always...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
412 Words
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences I hear the buzz of chitchat around me as I pause my tour at the Norris University Center. I realize that this day has left me oddly surprised. I had expected Northwestern and its mysterious Victorian Gothic structures to exude a lofty sort of feel, but with its brick walls and stained glass amid the hurly-burly of daily life, Northwestern doesn’t feel remote; it feels alive. Earlier in the day I had passed...
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Supplemental Essay Amusing anecdote
183 Words
I glance across my room and see the remnants of past hobbies... Framed on the wall is a picture of a pale lotus that, from afar, looks like it was drawn by hand but was really the final product of an entire summer's worth of embroidery. Placed cozily between a bookshelf and a little arrangement of paper cutouts is an oil painting of my favorite baby cousin tumbling in the snow. The charms on my phone dangle over the edge...
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General Admissions Advice

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
17 Words
Send email to admission officers...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
15 Words
Ask school counselor for a...
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How I chose schools to apply to
23 Words
Find what matters to you (i.e....
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
21 Words
There is no point in spending...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
30 Words
Honestly, school interviews/alumni interviews do not matter at...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.39
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2310
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1560
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details7 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesNational Honor Society, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Science Club/Team

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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