pokemonmaster
pokemonmaster,
Cornell ‘22
B.S., Biology
An avid writer, athlete, and wannabe Pokemon master.
Features Included
4
Essays
11
Schools
8
Scores
7
Advice
3
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Overland Park, Kansas
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • University of Texas - Austin (Austin, TX)
  • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN)
  • University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
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Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)

Applied for a B.S. in Biology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
I walked up to the house, my lesson plan securely tucked under my arm. When Mark opened the door, his jaw dropped. “What is that?” he asked incredulously. In response, I brandished a two-foot-tall model of iodine heptafluoride constructed out of pencils and masking tape. I grinned. “Are you ready to learn?” Although Mark appears to be just like any other kid I tutor, he actually has ADHD, making it hard for him to sit still and focus. I have...
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Supplemental Essay: Extracurricular activity
406 Words
Expand on an extracurricular activity.
“Get off the field!” The shouts of the players formed a harsh discordance. Bruised and battered, I picked myself off the ground and walked toward the sideline. I did not look forward to going to soccer tryouts for the first time. Thrust into a world where strength and agility trumped all else, I found myself constantly getting knocked on the ground. I stumbled around the field, struggling with what seemed to be second-nature for the rest of the players. The...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
312 Words
Why Northwestern?
My kindergarten teacher stood before the class. “What do you want to be when you get older?” The response was deafening. “A doctor” one classmate announced. “The president” a more ambitious one yelled. My classmates’ shouts formed a harsh discordance. And yet, I was silent. I had no idea. Even now, I still can’t pick one interest to pursue for the rest of my life. I have too many interests: public policy, sociology, and psychology. At Northwestern SESP, I...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
262 Words
Why USC?
My kindergarten teacher stood before the class. “What do you want to be when you get older?” The response was deafening. “A doctor” one classmate announced. “The president” a more ambitious one yelled. My classmates’ shouts formed a harsh discordance. And yet, I was silent. I had no idea. Even now, I still can’t pick one interest to pursue for the rest of my life. I have too many interests: the sciences, sociology, psychology. At USC, I can pursue...
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School Specific Advice

How to increase chances at my school
37 Words
You should be passionate about whatever you are writing about. Because...
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How I chose schools to apply to
60 Words
To be perfectly honest, I based a lot of my school choices on rankings in biology and pre-med...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

How I narrowed down my essay topics
107 Words
People often overthink what they should write about. Applicants get caught up in trying to write what they think the admissions officers want to hear. This makes the application process much more...
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How to deal with the stress of applying to college
59 Words
Sometimes people spend way too much time working on their applications. You need to take breaks! It is...
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My advice about getting recommenders
71 Words
Make sure you form good relationships with your teachers prior to senior year. It is better if you ask a teacher...
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What I’d change about my application process
49 Words
If I could go back, I definitely would have spent less time working on my...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
65 Words
I would pursue your interests during summer and go volunteer. The most important thing is to get involved. You need...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.60
(equivalent to 4.00 unweighted)
Rank
Top 5%
 
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
34
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
1520
 
SAT Score Details
 
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details4 classes and scores

Sports

SportsSoccer, Track & Field

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDebate Club/Team, National Honor Society, Mock Trial

Experience & Awards

Awards Received

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