College Admissions Info

Jackie7
Jackie7
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

2200
SAT
Highest SAT: 2200
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:
SAT IIs:

High School Performance

4.40
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
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:
Work:

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
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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...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
48 Words
I had very active summers during high school. During my freshman summer, I travelled...





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...





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...





Why I declined other schools
50 Words
I was looking for a school with an excellent undergrad business program in the Northeast....





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...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
40 Words
I attended boarding school for high school, so my experience interviewing was...





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...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
39 Words
Cornell is a large school in a rural area, so if you...





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...