College Admissions Info

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ‘16
BS, Computer Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Facebook Intern 2015
From: Raleigh , North Carolina
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: Yes
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: MIT, Princeton, Cornell, NYU, UMich, UT Austin, Illinois, UNC, CMU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Japanese, Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1550
Highest SAT: 2270
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Key Club, Tutoring/Mentoring, Debate Club/Team
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Work experience
532 Words
Staring at the monitor intensely, I held my breath and hit enter. The first task completed successfully, but the second task spewed a mob of compiling errors onto the screen. I sighed. I had been working on the problem for more than a week now. Why couldn’t I get it right? Exiting the ugly window of errors, I double-clicked the icon for Spider Solitaire. IBM’s laid-back environment allowed employees to take occasional breaks. Usually, though, people would only...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
15 Words
I feel like I could gain the skills I need to change the world here.

Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
8 Words
(how I have fun) Playing bananagrams with friends

Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
19 Words
How one of my teachers in elementary school taught me about the importance of community service and inspired me

College Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
31 Words
6.811, Principles and Practices of Assistive Technology. You get matched...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Smart. Hard-working....

What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
13 Words
Improve the management of...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
20 Words
Interviewed with MIT and Cornell. Both...

Why I declined other schools
62 Words
MIT has one of the best CS programs, and the hacking/engineering culture really fit me. I toured Princeton...