College Admissions Info

New York University, ‘21
BA, Civil Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

The Underdog
From: San Marcos , California
Gender: Male
First Gen College Student: Yes
Race/Ethnicity: Asian, White Non-Hispanic
Accepted At: Emerson, Whittier, Redlands, Stony Brook
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:

Test Scores

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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 25%
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College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Marching Band, Science Club/Team
Awards Received:

College Application Essays

Sophomore year, I wandered the halls aimlessly, taking care to remain out of the jurisdiction of the campus security guard. I pondered the possibilities that I had in front of me, and made the conscious decision to routinely skip class. An existential lens shrouded my path to maturity, painting life as happenstance with no fruition, and the thought of putting effort into this inconsequential existence was absurd and laughable. I thought my life had no potential. There was so much...

Supplemental Essay for NYU, Columbia, UChicago, Stanford: “Why us” school essay
261 Words
Throughout high school, I learned that it is possible to define who you are by blending into a group. Given my school's location in Southern California, it isn't hard to believe that the people I interact with come from a myriad of backgrounds that all affect what they bring to the table in interests and beliefs, but something I found that most of these people have in common is that they identify with a group, of course, defined by common...

College Admissions Advice

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
43 Words
I applied to options that leave in in significant debt for the following...

What I’d change about my application process
37 Words
I'd apply to more schools if I did it over again....

What set me apart from other applicants
30 Words
My upward trend was something I milked the hell...

How to increase chances at my school (UChicago)
65 Words
if youre waitlisted. bother the hell out of the admissions office with demonstrated interest and make sure they know your...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling (SDSU, Cal Poly)
48 Words
stats are everything at these schools, don't even bother applying unless you are either...