College Admissions Info

Columbia University, ‘21
BS, Computer Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Columbia Student studying Computer Science and Political Science
From: New York City , New York
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: Yes
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Accepted At: Fordham, Northeastern, Binghamton
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:

Test Scores

Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 25%
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Lacrosse, Soccer
Extracurricular Activities: American Red Cross, National Honor Society, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Yearbook, Computer / Technology Volunteer, School Theater/Plays, Computer / Technology Volunteer, Tutoring/Mentoring
Awards Received:

College Application Essays

In the start of a new half, the score is always zero-zero. I knew making the team last year meant nothing now. As I ran down the endless path along the Hudson River, I was faced with my final challenge at the yearly lacrosse tryouts. This was the same mile that got me cut from soccer the year before. I had watched in envy as the soccer girls flaunted their new pinnies, while I felt unwelcome--so I closed myself off....

Supplemental Essay for Columbia: “Why us” school essay
281 Words
As a safe place for thought, Columbia welcomes students by exposing them to new experiences, such as tutoring kids in Harlem. My environment in Chinatown shelters me in both good and bad ways. I long to explore Harlem, which I imagine shelters kids in similar ways. Columbia offers a third environment between these two worlds, creating a bridge. Reading Twelve Angry Men in 6th grade was the first time I realized the justice system doesn’t always serve the best...

Supplemental Essay for Columbia: Unique question posed by school
280 Words
My first memorable encounter with computers was through my high school computer science class--staying up late to debug my homework, and feeling immense gratification after my code ran smoothly. As homework got harder, I’d visit The Dojo, a computer lab in school, where the “senpais” (TAs) explained solutions. I viewed them as mentors and became one when I was selected to be a senpai this year. I also joined the Girls Who Code chapter at my school and, again,...

Supplemental Essay for Columbia: Unique question posed by school
127 Words
Despite all the social progress that has been made, our society is still plagued by gender inequalities. I am a Girls Who Code mentor and on the first meeting of my school’s chapter, in a room full of girls, I asked, “How many of you have felt like the dumbest person in the class?” Every hand in the room rose. This is called imposter syndrome, when people think they are never good enough, and it is most prevalent in...

College Admissions Advice

How I narrowed down my essay topics
25 Words
Your story can apply to any of the...

What I’d change about my application process
10 Words
That I knew...

My advice about getting recommenders
23 Words
Choose teachers that you really connect with,...

What I like about my school’s location and culture (Columbia)
24 Words
It's in New York City, with so...

How I would rate the diversity of the student body (Columbia)
22 Words
The student body is very diverse. Any...

How I would describe the wider community surrounding campus (Columbia)
13 Words
It's a safe neighborhood,...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school (Columbia)
13 Words
Columbia takes pride in...