College Admissions Info

Northwestern University, ‘17
BS, Economics, Public Policy, Administration, and Social Work

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Singapore , Singapore
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 3 schools
Accepted At: Northwestern
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1500
Highest SAT: 2170
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High School Performance

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Top 25%
High School Type: Other Private
Academic Performance in High School: Some good some bad

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Interest in fine arts
553 Words
I live in Singapore, a highly meritocratic society that places a strong emphasis on academic success. Academic grades are seen as objective measures of a student’s ability and identity; the competitive education system otherwise grants little recognition to success beyond academic performance. In particular, the arts are seen as fields for the “less accomplished” students who do not perform as well in school. In 2007, I was admitted into Raffles Girls’ School (RGS), a prestigious secondary school in Singapore known...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
672 Words
What are the unique qualities of Northwestern – and of the specific undergraduate school to which you are applying – that make you want to attend the University? In what ways do you hope to take advantage of the qualities you have identified? A few years ago, in my Music Theory class, I learned about the harmonic series – a basic concept in the study of music that essentially explores the multilayered nature of sound produced by a vibrating string. A year later,...

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