College Admissions Info

Cornell University, ‘17
BS, Pre-Medicine Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm a junior at Cornell who's premed and really enjoying all the opportunities here.
From: Boston , Massachusetts
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Cornell, Case, Brandeis, UMass
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Gan Chinese, Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1550
Highest SAT: 2290
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

Top 5%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Track & Field
Application Additional Materials:

College Application Essays

I know. My shoulder bumps with my friend’s next to me, and as the music blooms, I believe. Our intertwining voices pour out and quiet down, and a solid presence fills the room as my friends and I link hands to pray. I grin as Fire and Rain, our after-school prayer group, starts its first meeting of the year. “Hi everyone! It’s awesome that you could all come. Here, let’s get into a circle for the game...”...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
407 Words
I want to go to college to learn how to invest in people. Doctors, psychologists, healers as a whole, are all part of a larger society and culture. Their work cannot be separated from it, but they must constantly reconnect and communicate with the people they work with. Two summers ago, I spent a week in inner city Boston with people living beneath the poverty line. One non-profit group I worked with had started up to meet the fresh food...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
127 Words
When I need ideas, I ramble; I let my mind soar over the demands of an assignment, I let my imagination dig in the dirt, and I let my thoughts run down different side alleys in free-wheeling exploration. In this way I often discover unique answers to the problem that I face at the moment. That Brown would give me the opportunity to structure and create the pillars of my education myself, would allow me to truly delve into what...

Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
121 Words
I make a tradition every year of breaking the established custom of Chinese New Year: adults gifting children with good luck trinkets. In China, everyone joins in celebration with gifts and new clothes and FOOD. Ah, the food! Not a single human being remains untouched by the revelry. Yet, the celebration we prepare in my family only includes us. One day at home, I sat fiddling with a piece of red paper, and out of my lack of ideas grew...

College Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
144 Words
Yes; he was a guy from my church who helps out all the seniors. Although your parents may not give out the best advice, asking friends and friends siblings are usually a great idea! One of the really great things he did was...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
55 Words
I interviewed with all the Ivy schools I applied to, and I came out feeling like I...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
49 Words
Go to your school's counseling office!! Ask everyone, anyone, and DEFINETLY apply on time! You...

How I chose schools to apply to
140 Words
Decide for yourself whether or not you care if the school is a city or country school, if you want to be close to home, if you want a big or small school, and what type of opportunities you want to have...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
110 Words
One thing I learned the hard way is that if you want to sleep in college, at least at Cornell, you can only really get deeply involved with two extracurriculars. If you don't...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
81 Words
If you're even thinking about applying to a summer internship or job, get started thinking about it by December the year before. APPLY EARLY!!...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
128 Words
I love the nature around me!! If you like to relax by enjoying breathtaking views all around you, every day, Cornell offers something none of the other Ivies do. Also, Cornell is competitive but I feel that it...

Post-college plans
15 Words
Med school. Maybe the Peace...

What I’d change about my application process
89 Words
Finish applying earlier (avoid the mini heart attacks) and not apply to schools merely for the sake of applying. It costs money and I didn't get into...

My advice about getting recommenders
51 Words
I asked three teachers who I respected and knew personally. It's a good idea to...

Why I ultimately chose my school
66 Words
It had the most opportunities, it really fit well with my goals, and I loved the place. I went and...