michaelconlee,
NYU ‘21
B.A., Civil Engineering
The Underdog
Features Included
2
Essays
13
Schools
12
Scores
5
Advice
2
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown San Marcos, California
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian, White Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentYes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)
  • Emerson College (Boston, MA)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Whittier College (Whittier, CA)
  • Stony Brook University - SUNY (Stony Brook, NY)
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New York University (New York, NY)

Applied for a B.A. in Civil Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific 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...
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Supplemental Essay: “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...
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School Specific Advice

How to increase chances at my school
65 Words
if youre waitlisted. bother the hell out of the admissions office with demonstrated interest and make sure they know your...
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What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
48 Words
stats are everything at these schools, don't even bother applying unless you are either...
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More Essays

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General 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...
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What I’d change about my application process
37 Words
I'd apply to more schools if I did it over again....
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What set me apart from other applicants
30 Words
My upward trend was something I milked the hell...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
3
 
Rank
Top 25%
 
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Low at first but improved
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
33
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
1480
 
SAT Score Details
 
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details8 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesMarching Band, Science Club/Team

Experience & Awards

Awards Received

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