College Admissions Info

College of William and Mary, ‘18
BA, Computer Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hello! I'm Cullen, a member of the College of William & Mary's class of 2018. I'm majoring in Computer Science.
From: Leesburg
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 4 schools
Accepted At: William & Mary, UVA
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1530
Highest SAT: 2240
Other Standardized Tests:

High School Performance

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

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Football, Track & Field, Cross Country
Extracurricular Activities: Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Key Club, National Honor Society, Junior Classical League / Latin Club, Math Team, Student Council / Government, Tutoring/Mentoring
How Spent Summers:
Volunteer Experiences:

College Application Essays

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
566 Words
Beyond your impressive academic credentials and extracurricular accomplishments, what else makes you unique and colorful? We know nobody fits neatly into 500 words or less, but you can provide us with some suggestion of the type of person you are. Anything goes! Inspire us, impress us, or just make us laugh. Think of this optional opportunity as Show and Tell by proxy and with an attitude. (William & Mary) I play the game with thoughtfulness and logic—I am blue. Passion and...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
222 Words
What work of art, music, science, mathematics, or literature has surprised, unsettled, or challenged you, and in what way? (UVA) When I think of Enrico Fermi, I picture an exasperated Italian physicist throwing his arms up and his head back, shouting out into the vast reaches of interstellar space with intense frustration, “Where is everybody?” The Fermi Paradox, expressed succinctly in the aforementioned famous quote by its namesake, is the idea that, in what is a seemingly infinite universe full...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
197 Words
Describe one of your quirks and why it is part of who you are. (UVA) My mom listens to Christian music on the radio. My sister shells out ten dollars a month for a music streaming service called Spotify. My brother incessantly listens to the same electronic dance songs, putting them on repeat for weeks at a time. While they blast their music (and sing off key), I spend my time listening to Radiolab, a podcast and radio show produced...

College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Clever, intelligent,...

Why I declined other schools
79 Words
UVA was too preppy and the professors I met were too full of themselves. Class sizes were also too large. JMU is where...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
45 Words
William and Mary is a largely liberal school. Nearly everyone is open-minded and...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
24 Words
Getting a summer job is likely one...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
34 Words
I did not use a private admissions counselor. The guidance...