College Admissions Info

DanielJ
DanielJ
Northwestern University ‘18
BS, Computer Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Computer Science major, also interested in Design, Urban Policy, Basketball and Bubble Tea
From: Evanston
Gender: Male
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: U Illinois, GA Tech, Northwestern, UCSD
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

35
ACT
SAT IIs:
Highest ACT:
ACT Prep:

High School Performance

4.36
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Photography / Film, Computer / Technology Volunteer, Mathematics, Engineering, Science, and Achievement (MESA), Debate Club/Team
How Spent Summers:
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College Application Essays

643 Words
My world is quite different from what one might assume given my childhood circumstances. Although my family is now relatively affluent, my childhood was one defined largely by poverty. My mom worked for years as a single parent making a wage near the poverty line, or working two jobs just to make ends meet. When I was seven, my family faced homelessness and was forced to move in with extended family for almost a year. The early part of my...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
22 Words
Talked about the fact that being a legacy had sentimental importance, and about how much my internship at NU meant to me.

College Admissions Advice

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
35 Words
They say greek life is minor but in reality it...





What I’d change about my application process
41 Words
I applied to way too many schools. It was expensive and didn't...





My favorite course thus far, and why
24 Words
EECS 111 was interesting. It was functional programming...





Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
15 Words
I didn't use a private...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
12 Words
Figure out something you...