College Admissions Info

gzhang
gzhang
Northwestern University ‘17
BA, Economics, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 2 supplemental essays
  • 5 advice topics

Student Background

Current college undergraduate at Northwestern University
From: San Ramon
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No, Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCSD, WashU, Cornell, UChicago, Duke
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

2310
SAT
35
ACT
Highest SAT: 2310
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High School Performance

4.39
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Science Club/Team
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College Application Essays

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...







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...







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...



College Admissions Advice

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
17 Words
Send email to admission officers...





Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
15 Words
Ask school counselor for a...





How I chose schools to apply to
23 Words
Find what matters to you (i.e....





Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
21 Words
There is no point in spending...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
30 Words
Honestly, school interviews/alumni interviews do not matter at...