College Admissions Info

Cornell University, ‘18
BS, Architecture, Civil Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

A quirky survivor
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 12 schools
Accepted At: Cornell, UC Berkeley, USC, UT Austin, UMich, Illinois, U of Minnesota, MSU, Mines, UWyo
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Malay/Indonesian

Test Scores

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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, School Jazz / Orchestra, Science Club/Team, Math Team, School Jazz / Orchestra
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College Application Essays

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...

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.

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...

College 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...

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...