College Admissions Info

Columbia University, ‘21
BS, Computer Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

A mediocre programmer with an above average compsci essay.
From: NY , New York
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Accepted At: Binghamton
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Withdrew From:

Test Scores

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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 25%
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Student Council / Government, School Band, Model Congress / Model UN, Tutoring/Mentoring, Community Cleanup / Service, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

Speeding past Donkey Kong, I was in the lead. As I neared the finish line, Bowser slammed his cart into mine, sending me off course. I frantically pushed the buttons, trying to regain control when my dad interrupted my game of Mario Kart. “Time’s up!” he yelled. Ever since I got a Nintendo DS, my dad only let me use it during holidays. Afterwards, I had to put it back in a bag before he hid it in his...

Supplemental Essay for Columbia: “Why us” school essay
217 Words
I hope to pursue my interests in computer science, government, and business. Columbia openly encourages such breadth of study, and I want to learn from its renowned professors in all those fields as well as take part in the Engineering Student Council and promote Student Enterprises. I discovered that Columbia’s strength in NLP (Natural Language Processing) would allow me to research in machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI). After Yahoo first released its summarization app News Digest, I was...

Supplemental Essay for Columbia: Unique question posed by school
155 Words
I love Hawaiian culture. Since my uncle lives in Hawaii, I go there with my family every winter break. It’s only natural that I now prefer Hawaiian pizza over Pepperoni pizza and water slides over rollercoasters. The best way I can spread my zeal is joining Mālama Hawaiʻi at Columbia. While Mālama Hawaiʻi has mostly focused on teaching the Hula dance (really, really fun) and transitioning life from Hawaii to New York, I want to...

College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
18 Words
research and community service for...

What set me apart from other applicants
8 Words
write a...

My advice about getting recommenders
18 Words
ask your teachers early and...