EzCheung
EzCheung,
Cambridge ‘17
B.S., Computer Science
Features Included
2
Essays
14
Schools
16
Scores
3
Advice
5
ECs
3
Sports

Background

Hometown Houston, Texas
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Harvey Mudd (Claremont, CA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of Texas - Austin (Austin, TX)
  • University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
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Cambridge University (Cambridge, England)

Applied for a B.S. in Computer Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
716 Words
Career aspirations
I don't think people figure out what they really want to do with their lives for a long time; I've met some middle-aged men still trying out new things in search of an ultimate life goal. So at the ripe age of 17, I don't quite know what my grand goals for life are going to be. What I do know is that right now I aim to make myself into the best version of me that I possibly can. In...
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Supplemental Essay Issue of personal significance
556 Words
I used to not think I would survive high school. Not in the sense that I wouldn’t be able to keep up with the work or maintain a solid GPA; those weren’t my concerns. I literally did not think I would be alive to see my class graduate. Starting from the latter half of sophomore year through junior year, I went through a phase of serious depression. For some reason, I convinced myself that everything I did just...
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General Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
151 Words
Most of my college interviews were basically the same. Be prepared for the usual questions and you should be fine; also, you probably didn't mess up nearly as much as you thought you did. On a side note, if you're thinking about applying to Cambridge,...
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What I’d change about my application process
43 Words
Don't apply to schools that you're almost certainly not going to go to....
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My advice about getting recommenders
241 Words
Try to get close to some of your teachers; chances are, at least some of them are pretty cool people that you'll connect with. When I picked teachers to write my recommendation letters, I had a few criteria: 1. The teacher had to know me. They can write more interesting letters if they know more about what makes you you. 2. The teacher had to like me. I feel like this goes without...
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High School Performance

Rank
Top 25%
 
High School TypeOther Private
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Some good some bad
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2360
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1590
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details7 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTennis, Soccer, Cross Country

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesAsian Club / Asian Interactive Youth Association, Chess, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Church, School Jazz / Orchestra
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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