College Admissions Info

TPTB
Cornell University, ‘18
BS, Economics and Econometrics, Banking and Finance

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am an undergraduate student at Cornell University studying Applied Economics and Management.
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: Cornell, UCLA
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Cantonese, Mandarin

Test Scores

2280
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1550
Highest SAT: 2280
SAT Prep:
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High School Performance

4.50
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: International
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving, Martial Arts
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College Application Essays

I had my first taste of injustice through a trade game. The game was a simulation of real world trade conditions between developing and developed nations: “products,” consisting of paper (natural resources)and stationery (capital equipment), were manufactured by different countries and sold to the “banker.” In my initial attempt, I was part of Team America. We won with little difficulty, and I attributed our victory to our tactical strategy. I then played the game a second time, but this...









Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
28 Words
How have your interests and related experiences influenced the major you have selected in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences? (Please limit your response to 650 words.)

Additional Essay Details:
573 Words
In my common application essay, I reflected on the importance of feeling gratitude for opportunities I have been afforded. Service experiences in Nigeria and in Hong Kong have allowed me to recognise injustice, poverty and issues regarding development. I therefore hope to pursue public policy and environmental economics after university at Civic Exchange, a think tank in Hong Kong. At the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, I wish to pursue Applied Economics and Management with Environmental Science and Sustainability....









College Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
135 Words
I was told that although schools in the US are open to students being undecided about their major, it is best to pick one, because it shows commitment, dedication and that you have a clear path in mind. Of course, you...





Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
110 Words
I'm not too sure what the most popular extracurricular activities are at my school because I don't have any statistics. As a business major however, I can tell that business clubs are...