College Admissions Info

aimeecho
aimeecho
Cornell University ‘17
BA, English

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Great Falls , Virginia
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 2 schools
Accepted At: Cornell
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Cantonese

Test Scores

2300
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1560
Highest SAT: 2300
SAT Prep:
SAT IIs:

High School Performance

4.20
GPA
Top 10%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Debate Club/Team, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Role model/inspiration
594 Words
My ballet teacher Mrs. Jameson likes to hold class in the bathroom. I first experienced such a class when I simply could not master the grande plié. Tired of watching my quivering legs, Mrs. Jameson grabbed my hand. “We’re going to the bathroom,” she proclaimed. I hesitated. Was this a sadistic ritual reserved for the most unwieldy dancers? Inside the stall, she commanded me to straddle the toilet. “Now hold a grande plié so that you’re almost sitting...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
457 Words
In fifth grade, I was assigned to write a two-page fiction story using the week’s vocabulary words. I wrote twenty pages. While my novella garnered quizzical looks from my classmates and a weary smile from my teacher, I gained something invaluable from the experience: I realized how much I loved writing. For as long as I can remember, writing has been one of my favorite pursuits. There is something inexplicably alluring about the ability to string together words in...







College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
82 Words
For Cornell, I had an interview with a female alumni. She was really nice and put me at ease. She asked me a lot of...





How I chose schools to apply to
106 Words
My mom went to Cornell, and after visiting the campus the summer before senior year, I fell in love. Ithaca is absolutely gorgeous. Everybody seemed really diverse and intellectual, but also really...





Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
41 Words
Literally try EVERYTHING - scholarship databases, books, high school counselor's offices, family...





My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
13 Words
Cornell Daily Sun newspaper,...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
11 Words
Summer camps and...





My advice about getting recommenders
34 Words
I got recommendations from my AP English Language teacher and...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
13 Words
Ithaca is so beautiful (...