College Admissions Info

Colby College, ‘20
BS, Computer Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Houston , Texas
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Colby, Allegheny, Beloit, Carleton, Case, Bowdoin, Earlham College, Fordham, Juniata, Lewis & Clark, Rhodes, Rochester, W&L U, Williams, St. Mary's SA, NAU, U of Houston, UT El Paso, Texas A&M Commerce
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Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1290
Highest SAT: 1800
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Magnet
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, Computer / Technology Volunteer
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College Application Essays

With my laptop bag in my left hand and a Red Bull in my right, I struggled to pull up a chair so I could begin working on the most important project of my life, a website called Houston Home Buyer Assistance. Today was the third annual City of Houston Open Innovation Day Hackathon. I sat down, pulled out my dinosaur of a laptop and was greeted by one of my Desktop Images: a SQL statement which said “SELECT * FROM...

Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
109 Words
My faith empowers me. Many times in life, I have struggled with feelings of self-worth and . By indulging in the Bible, I come out of these seemingly tough situations a stronger person. For example, I learned that when I am stuck in a rut and think I can’t get out, I reflect on Psalms 62:5. “Let all that I am wait quietly before God for my hope is in Him.” Scriptures like that bring power to my life and can...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
8 Words
I would...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
140 Words
I interviewed with Bowdoin College twice. One time was during a college trip. The interviewer was a college admissions officer from Dallas, TX and we spent a dominant amount of time on one particular subject we could agree on: the life of...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
49 Words
I did a variety of summer opportunities including: debate camps, environmental projects, civic hacking, and...

What set me apart from other applicants
36 Words
One thing that DEFINITELY set me apart was my engagement in...

Why I ultimately chose my school
60 Words
I chose Colby College for 3 reasons: 1) they have a strong interdisciplinary Computer Science department. I can combine Computer...