College Admissions Info

Sandra Su
George Washington University ‘14
BBA, Marketing, International Business

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Personal statement
  • 1 supplemental essays
  • 4 advice topics

Student Background

From: Washington
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: UCSB, GWU, UCLA, Babson, ConnCollege
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

Highest SAT: 2030
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

Top 5%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Application Additional Materials:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Chinese heritage
667 Words
In China, when a woman becomes pregnant, she will ask some so-called professionals to predict the sex of the baby. Before my coming to this world, my mom was told that she would have a boy. But, this prediction was overthrown when I was born, which therefore perished the long-held dream of the whole family. How they wished to have a boy! But I have proved and will continue to prove that women are not inferior to men. Boys are...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
444 Words
Sitting in the heart of Washington D. C., the heart of America, maybe the heart of the world, facing the White House, George Washington University connects students with the rest of the world. It is my first impression about GWU, a college that can offer me a whole world. China, in the end of the 19th century, was living in its pride of being a Super Empire “under heaven”. The emperors and Chinese people knew little about the changes happening...

College Admissions Advice

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
23 Words
Find the ones that suit you and your personality. It's not about what you have done but rather how well you finished it.

My advice about getting recommenders
59 Words
I asked my AP calculus and AP Physics professors to write my recommendation letters primarily because I was one of the most active students in these two classes. Additionally, I was the teaching assistant to my AP physics teacher. They knew my work ethics and what kind of student I was in high school. Every struggle and every success.

How I chose schools to apply to
97 Words
My high school counselor asked us to first ask ourselves one question before the process: What kind of person we are? Do we perform better in small class where everyone gets attention from others or big class where you could avoid too much attention that could give you anxiety easily? ..... School selection is a self exploration process. One big advice:...

Why I ultimately chose my school
168 Words
I received 10,000 scholarship from GWU every year and this has influenced my decision a lot. I grew up in the city so I am more used to the urban environment where everything can be accessed easily via public transportation. GWU locates right in the middle of the city so that's a plus. I didn't choose UCLA, which has better ranking,...