Vivikyung
Vivikyung,
Columbia ‘19
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, , Computer Science
Currently a freshman at Columbia University: a California girl living it up in New York! I'm an engineer with an interest in computer science and basically everything from archery to travel to hackathons.
Features Included
3
Essays
13
Schools
11
Scores
0
Advice
8
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown San Mateo, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
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Columbia University (New York, NY)

Applied for a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
618 Words
Creative personal story, Place you’re content
In order to choose my name, my parents decided to write three down on slips of paper and put them into a hat. The name that got drawn, Vivian, was written by my mom and is supposed to mean “vivid.” It can also mean colorful, bright, lively, or anything that connotes or denotes the idea of being alive. I am really glad my parents had ended up going with this name as opposed to Helena or Angela, because I feel...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
301 Words
In my opinion, having a laser-like focus is more of a curse than a blessing – I could never throw my whole heart and soul into a single domain. This is what I appreciate most about Columbia: there is significant emphasis on holistic learning, ensuring that STEM majors are exposed to a core curriculum that encompasses arts and humanities as well. What’s a scientist who can’t draft a coherent paper about his experimental findings, or an engineer who can...
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Supplemental Essay Amusing anecdote
296 Words
Upon visiting the de Young Fine Arts Museum for the first time, I was both outraged and curious to see the modern art exhibits that they had, in which one of the most prominent paintings was simply a blue circle on a black rectangle. How can anyone call that talent? However, after visiting the museum a second time and truly reflecting on the pieces, I realized that the artists were indeed insane – only, it was a mad genius sort of...
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General Admissions Advice

High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.28
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
36
 
ACT Score Details
 
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2270
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1550
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details9 classes and scores

Sports

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesAmerican Red Cross, Debate Club/Team, Yearbook, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Model Congress / Model UN, School Jazz / Orchestra, Prom Committee, Student Council / Government
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Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
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