College Admissions Info

Northwestern University, ‘
Computer Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Denver
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: Northwestern, Harvey Mudd, Colorado, WashU, CMU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French, Gan Chinese

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1580
Highest SAT: 2350
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

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High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, Tutoring/Mentoring, Big Brother/Big Sister, Chess, Habitat for Humanity, Math Team, Hospital Volunteer
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College Application Essays

I wrote about a constant volunteering position at a hospital. Through the personal statement I tried to show my evolution as a person, as to why I chose to volunteer there and how in the end the position ended up impacting my life. I tried making the essay person by peppering in several memories/ interactions with the people I worked with- an eccentric co-worker who opened me up to the possibilities of having fun on the job and a little...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
89 Words
Why us essays are especially difficult to write since many end up sounding the same. The main focus you want to take when writing this essay is not only do you want to convey why you want to go to the college, but you want to show how you would fit into the picture/ what you would give/ bring to the college. So first you research why you want to go there. Make sure to give specific names, organizations, etc....

Additional Essay Details:
228 Words
For the essays, you want to keep in mind that the goal is not to be unique, but rather to give the admissions officers a picture of yourself. These people have read hundreds of essays so they've pretty much seen everything. The most important part that I really want to emphasize is you want to give them a glimpse of yourself. You want to convey who you are, why you are who you are, what drives you, your experiences, and...

College Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
59 Words
I did not use a private counseler since my school provided adequate counselers, but both ways make time...

How I chose schools to apply to
83 Words
With the initial list, I just added schools I had heard about and schools that my counseler suggested I might be interested in looking into....

Why I declined other schools
79 Words
There are ultimately preferences that every college applicant has. For me, they took a while to develop. In the end, all my colleges met...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
53 Words
Summer is really a good time not only to relax, but also learn new skills and...