echen98
echen98,
Cornell ‘20
B.S., Computer Science
Features Included
6
Essays
11
Schools
16
Scores
3
Advice
5
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Rochester, Minnesota
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Cantonese, Mandarin

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN)
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison (Madison, WI)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
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Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)

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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On the eve of my first day of fourth grade, I was sitting beneath the window of my living room, absentmindedly catching shards of sunlight on my spoon, when I brought up a memory of four years earlier. My five-year-old heart had been shattered when the odd dirt that engulfed every inch of my father's hometown in rural China had caked over my light-up sneakers, and I was making an off-handed inquiry as to what it was. My dad just...
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Supplemental Essay
697 Words
"Tell us about an engineering idea you have, or about your interest in engineering. Describe how your ideas and interests may be realized by "and linked to" specific resources within the College of Engineering. Finally, explain what a Cornell Engineering education will enable you to accomplish." I must have wanted to be an engineer long before I knew what the word meant. On almost every fork we own, the middle two prongs are pulled half an inch back, a homage...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
163 Words
"Briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences." In a masochistic attempt to cure my shyness, I forced myself to join the speech team, deciding it would be a competition between my love for winning and my fear of public speaking. But when the latter won out freshman year, I was determined to improve. I forced myself to watch recordings of my performance and rehearsed constantly until last year, where I was only a point from section...
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Supplemental Essay Strong beliefs/principles
283 Words
"Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President Emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, served as a trusted adviser to U.S. presidents and popes. A champion for human rights, Fr. Hesburgh was one of the architects of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Reflect on the current state of civil rights, the progress that has been made, or the problems still being faced today." In the essay ...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
231 Words
"Blessed Basil Moreau, the founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross, described education as “the art of helping young people to completeness.” How are you incomplete?" Had I been born a few years earlier, I may have grown up in a single-room basement of someone else's home. Had my father been a bit lazier, I may have never escaped the impoverished village of his childhood. Thus, I have been nurtured by my parents' perseverance, sacrifice, and godsend, but I'm still...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
341 Words
(For USC) "Your browser history says a lot about you. Take a moment to think about the time you spend online. Whether it’s browsing an Instagram account, listening to your favorite podcast, subscribing to the best web series on YouTube, or even addressing questions on tech-help forums, we want to know where you spend the most time online, and why. Please share your favorite online destination (via a web address, specific app, social network, etc.) - and describe why...
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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
151 Words
If I could go back, I would have probably applied to more upper-tier schools. Regardless of what my chances would have been, a mixture of self-doubt and in full honesty, laziness, prevented me from applying to other extreme reach schools I would have felt happy...
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My advice about getting recommenders
97 Words
You should choose your recommenders based on who genuinely knows you as a person just as much as a student. I had a number of teachers who LIKED me,...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
92 Words
I only interviewed with two schools, Johns Hopkins and Stanford. The stark contrast between JHU and Stanford was that the former was more interested in my accomplishments and...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.94
(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
36
 
ACT Score Details
 
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2150
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1490
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details10 classes and scores

Sports

SportsSwimming/Diving

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesMath Team, Key Club, Debate Club/Team, Science Club/Team, Junior Classical League / Latin Club

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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