DandyLion
DandyLion,
Columbia ‘17
B.A., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
I'm a pre-med Brooklynite going for a Biochemistry major.
Features Included
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Essays
12
Schools
18
Scores
9
Advice
3
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Lasi, New York, Romania
GenderFemale
EthnicityBlack / African American, Hispanic, White Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish, French

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • Stony Brook University - SUNY (Stony Brook, NY)
  • University at Geneseo - SUNY (Geneseo, NY)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
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Columbia University (New York, NY)

Applied for a B.A. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Lima is a city without rain. Though its gray skies promise much, dusty streets and a lack of grass make their lies apparent. I stay with my family in Puente Piedra (“Stone Bridge”). Papá shows me one of the only parks in our neighborhood; it has a great, metal fence surrounding it and a padlocked gate. “I planted those trees fifteen years ago,” he says with pride. “We had to erect the fence keep them from being stolen.” In Peru,...
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General Admissions Advice

Post-college plans
29 Words
I'm planning to go to medical school. Ideally, I...
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How I chose schools to apply to
68 Words
I wanted to choose a school that had a strong research program and that was in located in a place...
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How to increase chances at my school
41 Words
I feel that Columbia is looking for people who have a strong...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
66 Words
I found it interesting that even though I considered research to be my strongest point, a great deal of my...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
56 Words
I love working at a laboratory since it makes me feel productive. As a hospital volunteer, you...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
52 Words
Columbia is in Manhattan. There are so many options here in terms of internships and volunteering....
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My advice about getting recommenders
84 Words
I had four people write me recommendations. I had my high school research mentor (biology teacher) write me a recommendation since we were extremely close...
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What I’d change about my application process
52 Words
The only thing that I felt I would have done differently is to apply sooner. Since...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
50 Words
I ultimately chose to go to Columbia because it's strong research presence; I knew that...
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High School Performance

GPA
4
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
34
 
ACT Score Details
 
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2330
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1570
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details9 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesAfter School Program Coordinator, Latino Student Association, Hospital Volunteer
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Experience & Awards

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