College Admissions Info

dliang17
dliang17
Stanford University ‘17
BA, Economics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Pianist, visual artist, interested in Economics
From: San Diego , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 2 schools
Accepted At: Stanford, Columbia
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Gan Chinese, French

Test Scores

2250
SAT
Highest SAT: 2250
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High School Performance

3.60
GPA
Top 25%
Rank
High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Asian Club / Asian Interactive Youth Association, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

My single-parent family unit matters most to me. The credit for that goes to my Mom. I was six years old when my Dad left. He was the world to me, so when I realized that he wouldn't be living with us anymore, I was crushed. It seemed so unfair--I envied my friends whose Dads cared about their homework, or took them to LEGOLAND while my Dad was halfway across the world in China. His visa and job problems made...



Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
284 Words
It was the day of prom. I was dressed in a long red gown--but instead of going to the Ball Room, I found my heels walking across the XXX Symphony Hall stage, where a large audience waited to hear me play the Saint-Saens piano concerto with the XXX Symphony. Having just taken my AP exams three days ago and in the midst of preparing for the last final exams of my junior year, I was still nervous backstage, knowing that...





Additional Essay Details:
34 Words
Just be you. Don't be fake. It can be about something small, or a short moment...if it's very important to you, write about it. That's the key to making your essay sound real.

College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
51 Words
Being a pianist/artist, I found older peers already into college who had similar profiles...I reasoned that I would be more likely to be accepted into a school who previously accepted kids who had similar profiles as me. That's how I chose where I applied for early decision (aka Stanford).