College Admissions Info

Admittedstudent
Admittedstudent
Cornell University ‘17
BA, Arabic Language and Literature

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: Oberlin, Cornell, UC Davis, UCSC
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2190
SAT
Highest SAT: 2190
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:
SAT IIs:

High School Performance

4.00
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Gay/Straight Alliance, Choir, Drama production crew, School theater/plays
How Spent Summers:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Interest in fine arts
556 Words
Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud and how does it relate to the person you are? It’s not supposed to be cold in California. I’m supposed to surf to school, not bike. My knees are cold. I didn’t even know knees could be cold. My gym shorts are the opposite of insulating, and every time I push a...









College Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
14 Words
Yes. Personally she wasn't that helpful. Honestly, it's best if you do it alone.

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
55 Words
1) don't talk too much. I'm very talkative so this was difficult for me 2) it's better to be too shy than cocky. don't be cocky. Just don't be cocky 3) have a prepared answer to "why you want to go to the school" --- very specific details. Don't talk about this before you are asked.

Post-college plans
15 Words
After college, I plan to either go to Peace Corps or Volunteers in Asia Program.

Why I ultimately chose my school
29 Words
Cornell has the best programs for what I want. I felt that a Cornell degree would be better than a tiny liberal arts college degree in the job market.