yaymay
yaymay,
Northwestern ‘19
B.S., Cognitive Science
I love science, boba, running, meeting wonderful strangers, and more.
Features Included
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Essays
16
Schools
15
Scores
1
Advice
5
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown San Jose, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish, Mandarin

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Williams College (Williamstown, MA)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
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Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)

Applied for a B.S. in Cognitive Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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It’s eight o’clock on Friday night and I’m cell-sitting. As primary cell-caretaker, my job is to stress out the poor cells. This past summer, I studied the effects of microgravity on astronauts’ bone density when traveling to outer space. My job was to dissect the molecular mechanisms behind this bone degeneration. I applied mechanical stress to bone cells via a stretch device, mimicking the forces that running or jumping applies on bones in our bodies. I expected...
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General Admissions Advice

Why I declined other schools
113 Words
Beginning the application process, Stanford and Yale were my top choices. I wasn't accepted by Stanford, but I was accepted by Yale. However, I ended up choosing Northwestern because I was admitted to HPME ...
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High School Performance

GPA
4.00
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypeReligious
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
36
 
ACT Score Details
 
ACT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details9 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTrack & Field

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesScience Club/Team, Math Team, Nursing Home Volunteer, Student Council / Government, Tutoring/Mentoring

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers

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