College Admissions Info

Cornell University ‘14
BS, Economics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Cornell University
From: Boston , Massachusetts
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander, White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: Cornell, Duke, Georgetown, BC, Northeastern
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Highest SAT: 2200
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

Top 1%
High School Type: Boarding
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society
How Spent Summers:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Creative personal story
549 Words
I wrote my common application essay about a personal experience that I had with my family when we were in Okinawa, Japan when I was younger. This experience had a profound effect on me and I felt that it demonstrated many fo the qualities that a successful college student needs. “A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving”-Lao Tzu The mountainous weather-worn sandstone steps stood ahead, glowing in the warm afternoon sun. And with...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
1 Words

Additional Essay Details:
261 Words
I essentially explained why I wanted to go to Cornell including my interest in their business program. I explained my background academically and how that lent itself to undergrad study in business as well as my efforts outside the classroom to gain exposure to the business world such as taking the International Law course at Harvard. I believe that Cornell has it’s applicants write this sort of essay because they really want to see why you want to go...

College Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
38 Words
Cornell is one of the top schools that still place a high value on GPA and SAT/ACT scores. So in order to have highest possible chance, make every effort to increase these figures as much as possible.

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
48 Words
I had very active summers during high school. During my freshman summer, I travelled to Asia with my family where we competed in karate tournaments, in my sophomore summer I attended Harvard Summer School, and during the summer after my junior year I had a few political internships.

How I chose schools to apply to
105 Words
I believe that you should apply to around 8-10 schools. My composition was: 4 reach, 2 mid range, and 2 safety/fits. I think this is a a well-balanced mixed as I got into 1 reach, 2 mid range and 2 safety/fits. For the reaches, these are your dream schools, so be brave and apply to those that you truly want to attend, do not...

Post-college plans
70 Words
Remember that the main reason you go to college is to prepare yourself for what comes after college, whether that be a career or grad-school. As a result, when you get to college you need to hit the ground running in this respect. get to know your college's career office, alumni networks and all post-gradaution resources available and start planning...

Why I declined other schools
50 Words
I was looking for a school with an excellent undergrad business program in the Northeast. And Cornell has consistently been ranked very highly for its "Applied Economics and Management" program. In fact it has the top undergrad business program in the Ivy League. Therefore, this was the ultimate deciding factor.

My advice about getting recommenders
74 Words
I had a humanities professor and a mathematics professor write my recommendations. I would suggest having professors from two different disciplines write them as it shows a range in academic ability. You need to have a good relationship with your professors and in order to gain acceptance to a top school, you need to be one of the exceptional students...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
40 Words
I attended boarding school for high school, so my experience interviewing was different than most, the interviewers came to campus and interviewed many of us in the same day. but all the schools i interned with had very pleasant interviewers.

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
72 Words
get involved in extracurricular that truly interest you right away, this is not the time to join a million clubs, pick the ones that you will have an impact on and that will have an impact on you. College is the chance to learn something new, develop a skill set, build your network, and cultivate your interests, if the club...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
39 Words
Cornell is a large school in a rural area, so if you are looking for an urban school, this is not for you. However, there is an airport in Ithaca which makes travel more convenient than you would think.

How to increase chances at my school
173 Words
My college counselor told me that Cornell was one of the schools who still values SAT/ACT test scores highly as well as high GPAs, and therefore that I should try to have the greatest SAT scores as possible. In order to do this, I took as many practice tests that I could as well as studied on my own...