lia1tan
lia1tan,
Cornell ‘18
B.S., Architecture, , Civil Engineering
A quirky survivor
Features Included
3
Essays
12
Schools
12
Scores
2
Advice
5
ECs
0
Sports

Background

GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Malay/Indonesian

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of Texas - Austin (Austin, TX)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
  • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
  • Colorado School of Mines (Golden, CO)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
Tap/click a school logo above to view essays and advice specific to that school.

Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)

Applied for a B.S. in Architecture

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Whether you call this place el baño, the lavatory, che suo, kamar mandi, the water closet, hwa jang shil, or simply the bathroom, almost everyone has the same perception of this room. People simply go in when no one’s looking, do their business – maybe read some books and magazines while they’re at it or do an extra lather and rinse – followed by getting out as fast as possible. Although for me, it can be a completely different...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
40 Words
I looked up the mission that Cornell had and I adjusted my goals to match what their goals, saying how we are a good fit, how I can benefit from Cornell's program, and possibly how I could contribute to Cornell.
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Additional Essay Details
319 Words
Well I completely copy pasted my entire essay so you can just take a look at that. My idea was that I wanted to show my dedication and hard work towards something that I loved and I wanted to do it in a creative way that would be somewhat memorable. Although practicing in the bathroom isn't unheard of, I used that concept to tie into why the bathroom was also a place where I felt comfortable which was the essay...
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General Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
232 Words
I ultimately chose Cornell because it was a large school with great opportunities and they offered me the most financial aid. When choosing a school, I think that you shouldn't choose one just based on how well it ranks because in the undergraduate level it really doesn't matter. But instead what you should look for is how much opportunities this school gives you. Meaning that if you eventually...
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What I’d change about my application process
391 Words
Looking back at my application process, I wish I had applied to less schools and put more time on the essays to schools I actually really did want to get into. I wasn't able to get into my first choice and am now in my second choice. I think part of that is due to the fact that I had too many safety schools and wasn't concentrating as much as I should have on the essays for my top choice. I was so worried that I wouldn't get in anywhere that I applied to over 10 schools. Although I got into...
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High School Performance

GPA
4.00
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
33
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details8 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesNational Honor Society, School Jazz / Orchestra, Science Club/Team, Math Team, School Jazz / Orchestra
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Application Additional Materials

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