College Admissions Info

Colgate University, ‘19
BS, Computer Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm a rising sophomore undergrad who likes singing, dancing, and video games
From: Brooklyn , New York
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: Colgate, Skidmore, SUNY Buffalo, Brooklyn College, Baruch, CUNY City, Hunter, Colby
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1250
Highest SAT: 1750
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High School Performance

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Top 5%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Yearbook
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Leadership experience
609 Words
I had my ticket firmly grasped between my fingers and I could feel sweat roll down my cheek. I leaned to the side, looking in front and behind me. Minutes felt like decades as I sat on my suitcase and examined the advertisements on the wall. There was only one more person before me until I would board my destination vehicle, my getaway car. I stood up and rolled my suitcase with my left hand, thrusting my ticket into the...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
521 Words
From the very first lesson about counting numbers to the complex equations I puzzled over in calculus, my knowledge has expanded in ways that many would consider irrelevant. The different ways numbers can be used has intrigued and motivated me to expand my knowledge in other academic subjects and I always find a way to incorporate math into my understanding. I am fond of the process of problem solving and applying models to mathematical concepts in my everyday life. The...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
162 Words
What is your favorite book and why? My favorite book is Divergent by Veronica Roth. However, it wasn’t the content that reeled me in but the themes it expressed. One theme is that people should be segregated into different groups based or their interests or their needs, not their background or other superficial qualities. They were given the opportunity to switch factions without the influence of others. To me this stood out because I defy the expectations of people...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
173 Words
I recently had the opportunity to attend Colgate’s Multicultural Open House and was impressed by the enthusiasm Colgate students had for their classes and their school. It is clear that Colgate prioritizes both education and extracurricular involvement in order to help student’s have a memorable college experience but also develop as a well-rounded individual. I found it easy to speak my mind among the people I met on the overnight and enjoyed the experience of being in the...

Additional Essay Details:
74 Words
1. Prompt- 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 2. Prompt - What question do you think a selective college should ask and how would you answer it? I asked: What is your favorite book and why?

College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
113 Words
Stressed - There will be times where the work is overwhelming and you feel like giving up. ALWAYS go to office hours for help. Party-Goer - Always have fun but always be careful...

What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
54 Words
Add more diverse dance groups on campus. As a person who loves dancing hip-hop and Latin...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
28 Words
There WILL be drugs. That doesn't mean you...

Why I declined other schools
31 Words
Money plays a huge role in my life and...

My advice about getting recommenders
24 Words
Talk to EVERYONE. Get to know your...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
34 Words
Note a specific and unique feature of a college and...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
60 Words
DANCE. Each semester about 15 groups or more spend the whole semester learning a dance whether it be hip-hop,...

My favorite course thus far, and why
65 Words
Mine would have to be Intro to Cultural Anthropology. I feel like it gave me a first hand view of...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
83 Words
Get an internship by all means. In some places such as mine, being employed in retail or fast-food isn't a very good sign of someone...

Post-college plans
59 Words
I plan to pursue a Master's Degree in Computer Science. I feel that having just a Bachelor's Degree...

What set me apart from other applicants
57 Words
I always desired to be independent at times where it was nearly impossible beginning in middle school....

How to increase chances at my school
129 Words
First and foremost, VISIT the school you want to attend. Prioritize the ones that you absolutely want to attend and skip the ones you aren't so sure about. Don't let travel expenses get in the way of your college...

What I’d change about my application process
89 Words
I feel that even before the application process, I should spend some time studying the school and finding unique things about that school that make it stand...

Why I ultimately chose my school
141 Words
Being an African American, my first thought with this school was "How diverse is it?" I didn't want to attend a school that made me feel like an outcast every day. Then, on its official website, I saw something interesting called The...

Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
111 Words
Reaching out to professors, especially those who focus on your primary areas of interest, is a great way to let a college know how much you know about their school and your growing...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
108 Words
Hamilton, NY, compared to other schools in the city, is a quiet village that reminds me of early forms of civilizations before cities were built. The abundance of trees and animals such...