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Cornell University, ‘16
BS, Mechanical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Cornell Engineering '16
From: Bakersfield , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: JHU, Rice, UCSD, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Cornell
Denied At:
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1520
Highest SAT: 2210
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High School Performance

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Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving
Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team
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College Application Essays

577 Words
College Interest Essays Describe your intellectual interests, their evolution, and what makes them exciting to you. Tell us how you will utilize the academic programs in the College of Arts and Sciences to further explore your interests, intended major, or field of study. I’ve always dreamed of college to be this utopia of learning: class out on the green, cosmopolitan debates among students, and coffee with the professor at cafes, Collegetown Bagels perhaps. I might have just found that...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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Additional Essay (Harvard) I was born and raised in Bakersfield, a small town with an economy based mainly on oil and agriculture. Unfortunately, it has the fourth highest poverty level in California. Bakersfield High School is a melting pot of three-thousand students from many different ethnic backgrounds and all walks of life. Among my classmates are children of congressman, of migrant workers, and possibly even illegal immigrants. In actuality, the minority groups make up the student majority. The diversity has...

Additional Essay Details:
1015 Words
Extended Essay Question (U Chicago) Essay Option 3: Spanish poet Antonio Machado wrote, 'Between living and dreaming there is a third thing. Guess it.' Give us your guess. There was a time when crossing the ocean was a tall tale, flying a mere fantasy, walking on the moon a wild dream. What made them come true was not only genius, but genius complemented with a passion, a drive to achieve. Living without dreaming results in a purposeless life of monotony....

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