College Admissions Info

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Boca Raton , Florida
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Florida, USC, Emory, Duke, UNC-Charlotte, Vanderbilt
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1590
Highest SAT: 2370
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Highest ACT:
ACT Prep:

High School Performance

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

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Academic Decathlon, Conservancy Volunteer, Chinese Club, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
13 Words
The standard "I love Yale!" essay. Included concrete details from my visit there.

Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
42 Words
Opened with an amusing description of my utter failure in drawing a horse. (Think the stick figure of horses.) Talked about how I later fell in love with art history and how I related that aesthetic appreciation to my love of biology.

Additional Essay Details:
5 Words
For my Common App essay:

College Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
49 Words
If you were lucky, as I was, to go to a solid public high school...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
69 Words
Most of my interviews were held at Starbucks. They were not too stressful, we mainly went over my resume (be sure...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
54 Words
My school offered many scholarship opportunities, and I was lucky in that regard. I applied for...

How I chose schools to apply to
101 Words
I chose the standard HYPS because their financial aid package is generous. The other Ivy Leagues were reputed to not be as generous in their aid packages. I also picked...

How to increase chances at my school
32 Words
Yale has been expanding its STEM program enormously, so if...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
481 Words
Won the Yale English Department's J. Edward Meeker Writing Prize. SCIENCE AND HEALTH POLICY EXPERIENCE Health Policy Consultant, Yale School of Public Health and Center for Patient Partnerships (Fall 2013 – present) o Worked to improve the national Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers & Systems (CAHPS) survey from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality o Helped develop a coding schema to analyze patient interviews o Only undergraduate on a team of professors and Ph.D. students Intern, MEDASSET, an international environmental nonprofit in Athens, Greece (Summer 2013) o Authored a 4,000-word policy paper evaluating potential coastal engineering projects in Chrysochou Bay,...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
6 Words
Watch "That's...

Why I declined other schools
45 Words
Harvard was a sad, sad place. I went during Visitas and everyone was just...

What set me apart from other applicants
183 Words
Given that I don't really have a compelling hook (Asian America female from suburbia and upper middle class background), for me test scores and grades were a prerequisite. I more or less had a perfect academic record in high school, but that alone will not get you into Yale (and I know many people...