cm2016,
Hunter ‘19
B.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Typical Asian kid who goes to a top high school.
Features Included
6
Essays
9
Schools
19
Scores
5
Advice
1
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Brooklyn, New York
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Hunter College - CUNY (New York, NY)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Polytechnic Institute of New York University  (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Cooper Union (New York, NY)
  • Fordham University (New York, NY)
  • Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
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Hunter College - CUNY (New York, NY)

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

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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From a very young age, I had always thought that learning was only for my personal gain: recognition and fame, accolades and awards. In elementary school, I was selected to go to the city spelling bee. In middle school, as part of my school's math team, I went to the state math competition. During high school, I continued to get involved in such competitions, becoming a U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad Finalist and placing third for my school's Physics Bowl....
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
356 Words
As a native New Yorker, I can safely declare that I have not used the resources of NYC to their fullest potential. I know that there is much more to the city than Times Square, the Empire State Building, or the Statue of Liberty (or for my purposes, my high school and the bubble tea shop in Chinatown that I stop by daily on my way home.) For me, NYU is unique, because it is so seamlessly integrated into the...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
396 Words
“No! Don’t touch the can!” I instantly pulled back my hand, filled with fear, while my mother lectured me on the dangers of the contents of the cans under the kitchen sink. From an early age, I was fascinated with science. My “experiments” included antics like spraying hairspray on ants and the infamous spreading of talcum powder around the living room. While my parents were not happy when I pulled off such silly acts, I always found out what...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
253 Words
If there is any place that I feel like a second home, it is Boston. I visited the city as a part of a college trip, hosted by my high school. With a quarter of a million college students, the beautiful Charles River, and historic buildings, Boston is the ideal college town, yet has the trappings of my home city, NYC. What delighted me even more is that BU runs along Commonwealth Avenue, which provides a direct connection to the...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
1506 Words
What first sparked your interest in The Cooper Union? Be sure to elaborate on how you followed through with your interest throughout the process. Last year my cousin was accepted by Cooper Union. He gushed about all the reasons why he loved it, especially the outstanding engineering programs. I heard that name again from my guidance counselor towards the end of my junior year. He knew that I loved engineering, so he recommended the school to me. Because the admissions...
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Supplemental Essay Other
45 Words
During the college application process, one strategy to save time is to "recycle your essays". This means you have a general topic and a corresponding template. Just change the relevant parts (ie DO NOT have NYU in a Why Cornell essay: it has happened before...)
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General Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
30 Words
Pick teachers that know you well: Ideally that person...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
21 Words
Be genuine: the best stories come...
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My favorite course thus far, and why
18 Words
Orgo Chem!! Yes, it is...
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What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
7 Words
I'd work...
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What I’d change about my application process
16 Words
I really wished I had...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.65
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 25%
 
High School TypeMagnet
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Low at first but improved
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
36
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2220
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1520
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details10 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTrack & Field, Table Tennis (Ping Pong)

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesLibrary Volunteer
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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