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About Alice

Alice graduated from Taipei First Girl’s High school in 2020. She is currently attending Columbia University hoping to major in computer science or computer engineering. During her free time, she likes to write code, make origami, woodwork, and go on nice walks 🙂

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Alice’s Application Process

Most colleges and universities in the U.S. have their own set of requirements for the information that is necessary for a college application. A common requirement on a college application is the applicant’s standardized test scores, most commonly the ACT or SAT, and a high school transcript. Some colleges also require applications to include a Letter of Recommendation and a personal essay. A commonly accepted application used by many universities is the “Common Application” which is an online application that is used by over 500 colleges and universities. Deadlines for admission applications are established and published by each college or university. Many college-bound students receive application assistance and advice from their high school guidance counselors. Students who are transferring from a community college to a four-year college can obtain guidance from their college counselors.

Aided by marketing firms, some colleges send out “fast-track” applications. These applications typically waive the application fee, do not require essays, and assure an admittance decision within a shortened amount of time. Critics warn that these types of applications are misleading, because they give the impression that the student is pre-approved to be admitted and may not explore other colleges because this easy option is provided to them.[1]

Most colleges and universities in the U.S. have their own set of requirements for the information that is necessary for a college application. A common requirement on a college application is the applicant’s standardized test scores, most commonly the ACT or SAT, and a high school transcript. Some colleges also require applications to include a Letter of Recommendation and a personal essay. A commonly accepted application used by many universities is the “Common Application” which is an online application that is used by over 500 colleges and universities. Deadlines for admission applications are established and published by each college or university. Many college-bound students receive application assistance and advice from their high school guidance counselors. Students who are transferring from a community college to a four-year college can obtain guidance from their college counselors.

Aided by marketing firms, some colleges send out “fast-track” applications. These applications typically waive the application fee, do not require essays, and assure an admittance decision within a shortened amount of time. Critics warn that these types of applications are misleading, because they give the impression that the student is pre-approved to be admitted and may not explore other colleges because this easy option is provided to them.[1]

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Northwestern University

Northwestern University (NU) is a private research university in EvanstonIllinois. It was founded in 1851 by nine men whose goal was to establish a university that would serve the former Northwest Territory.[5] The university is a founding member of the Big Ten Conference and remains the only private university in the conference.[6] Northwestern is ranked among the top universities in the world by major education publications.[7][8]

The university is composed of eleven undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools, which include the Kellogg School of Management, the Pritzker School of Law, the Feinberg School of Medicine, the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, the Bienen School of Music, the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Medill School of Journalism, the School of Communication, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Education and Social Policy, and The Graduate School.[9] As of Fall 2019, the university has a total of 21,946 enrolled students, including 8,327 undergraduates and 13,619 graduate students.[3]

Valued at $11.1 billion, Northwestern currently possesses the eleventh largest university endowment in the United States.[10] Its numerous research programs bring in nearly $900 million in sponsored research each year.[11][12]

Northwestern’s main 240-acre (97 ha) campus[13] lies along the shores of Lake Michigan in Evanston, 12 miles north of Downtown Chicago. The university’s lawmedical, and professional schools, along with its nationally ranked affiliated Northwestern Memorial Hospital, are located on a 25-acre (10 ha) campus in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood. In 2008, the university opened a campus in Education City, Doha, Qatar with programs in journalism and communication.[14] In 2016, Northwestern opened a space in San Francisco, California at 44 Montgomery Street, which hosts journalism, engineering, and marketing programs.[15]

As of October 2020, Northwestern’s faculty and alumni have included 1 Fields Medalist, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, 40 Pulitzer Prize winners,[16] 6 MacArthur Fellows,[17] 17 Rhodes Scholars,[18] 27 Marshall Scholars,[19] 23 National Medal of Science winners, 11 National Humanities Medal recipients, 84 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences,[20] 10 living billionaires,[21] 16 Olympic medalists, and 2 U.S. Supreme Court Justices.[22] Northwestern alumni have founded notable companies such as The Blackstone GroupKirkland & EllisU.S. SteelGuggenheim PartnersAccentureAon CorporationAQR Capital, and Booz Allen Hamilton.

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Columbia University

Columbia University (also known as Columbia, and officially as Columbia University in the City of New York) is a private Ivy League research university in New York City. Established in 1754 on the grounds of Trinity Church in Manhattan, Columbia is the oldest institution of higher education in New York and the fifth-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. It is one of nine colonial colleges founded prior to the Declaration of Independence, seven of which belong to the Ivy League.[7] Columbia has been ranked by numerous major education publications as among the top ten universities in the world.]