College Admissions Info

Wellesley College, ‘16
BA, Comparative Literature, International Relations, History

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

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. Hoping to one day join the foreign service.
From: Los Angeles , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: Wellesley, Bryn Mawr, UCSD, UCSB, USC, CU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1410
Highest SAT: 2000
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
High School Type: International
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Some good some bad

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Broadcast Journalism / Media / Television, School Theater/Plays, Choir
How Spent Summers:
Volunteer Experiences:

College Application Essays

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...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
376 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...

College 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...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
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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...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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ambitious, passionate,...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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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...

How I chose schools to apply to
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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...