College Admissions Info

Julia Wu
Julia Wu
Cornell University ‘17
BS, Economics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Doylestown
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: Cornell, BC, Lehigh
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin, Spanish

Test Scores

2240
SAT
Highest SAT: 2240
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High School Performance

Top 1%
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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Key Club, Student Council / Government, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

My Own GPS My dad always teased, “You are a creation of your own. Limits could never stop my little girl. When you were three, you became a bird, soaring on the swings. When you were seven, you became a world-class cook, helping your mother with Thanksgiving dinner. When you were thirteen, you became a teacher, drawing and scribbling on the whiteboard while teaching your little brother Pre-Algebra. I wonder what my little girl will become next.” His little girl...







Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
499 Words
Julia Wu 09/26/1994 Star-Crossed Lovers I had always viewed my passion for economics and psychology as star-crossed lovers because I never thought that the rigid, math-oriented form of economics would allow for the free, thought-driven nature of psychology. But now I believe that Cornell University’s economics major, especially behavioral economics, could be the perfect course to help me align these two lovers and foster these interests simultaneously. I am drawn to economics and psychology because I have evolved with them...







College Admissions Advice

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
28 Words
If a school does not want any additional...





Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
14 Words
Do not send in...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
41 Words
When it comes to interviews, act yourself and show passion. If you...





My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
41 Words
I stayed with a few activities for a long time instead of...





How to increase chances at my school
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Show how you are different and...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
29 Words
Try to find activities that are unique. Even if...





What I’d change about my application process
49 Words
I would definitely start early. Inspiration for essays do not come easy and with all...





How I chose schools to apply to
105 Words
First, see if you will fit into the school. No matter how prestigious you may think a particular college is, if you don't see yourself fitting there, you will not have the...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
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The alumni at Cornell University are amazing and always...