Victoliya
Victoliya,
Wellesley ‘16
B.A., Comparative Literature
Born in Los Angeles, CA, I moved to China as a child and then spent the next ten years before college living in Shenzhen, Xiamen, and then Shanghai. I love travel, culture, literature, tea, and dark chocolate.
Features Included
2
Essays
11
Schools
8
Scores
5
Advice
3
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Los Angeles, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionEarly Decision
First Gen College StudentNo
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA)
  • Bryn Mawr College (Bryn Mawr, PA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Brandeis University (Waltham, MA)
  • Haverford College (Haverford, PA)
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Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA)

Applied for a B.A. in Comparative Literature

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
In 2002, my identity divorced: Chinese-American became Chinese | American. Oblivious of the situation, I followed Mom to China for the summer, and packed a few of Sir English’s books into my suitcase as usual. Except, Mom left me there…for two years. Under whose care? Someone I love and hate—the one and only Lady Chinese. 余莉娅. The sharp lines danced before me, taunting. I flinched. Arrogant cold woman, why must you hurt me so? I cannot let her laugh at...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
375 Words
Why Wellesley? (500 words)
The sound of the whistling kettle warns me to turn off the stove. I carefully take the handle and pour the contents into the celadon teapot. The dry, shriveled tealeaves darken and condense as a thin stream of water circulates the pot. I watch the leaves as they unfold, sacrificing part of themselves to the water, growing and expanding: The Agony of the Leaves. I hear the water bubble as the leaves breathe, our breaths in harmony. A light aroma...
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School Specific Advice

More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
112 Words
Wellesley is a woman's college and in the end, I opted for the unique experience of being in an environment of women over the typical co-ed experience based on how much I enjoyed the...
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My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
108 Words
Wellesley encourages students to experiment and like any typical student, I am involved in multiple orgs. I'm the Vice President of the International Student Body through the Slater International Student Org. I...
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
161 Words
Ambitious: A running joke is "Haven't you seen my LinkedIn? I'm doing A, B, C, D, I don't have time for boys!" Passionate: My big took time off from Wellesley to return to their local community to learn about indigenous local culture, empower the community, and...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
226 Words
I had a Skype interview with Bryn Mawr while I was still in Shanghai and while the connection wasn't always great, we had a standard 15-30min interview with all the basic questions. It was semi-formal, but there was a certain distance between us. Maybe it was due to the screen. The Columbia University interview was a catastrophe. A few weeks before, I had just had my...
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How I chose schools to apply to
106 Words
I chose schools based on location, campus culture, and student body. My family is based in California, so to save money, I applied to the UCs so that I could pay state...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.60
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 50%
 
High School TypeInternational
Academic Performance in High School Some good some bad

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2000
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1410
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details4 classes and scores

Sports

SportsBadminton

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesBroadcast Journalism / Media / Television, School Theater/Plays, Choir

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences

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