College Admissions Info

Cornell University, ‘19
BA, Computer Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Computer Science, Pre-Medicine Track
From: , Kansas
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Cornell, UChicago, Rice, Vanderbilt, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UNC, UMich, Emory
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1590
Highest SAT: 2360
SAT Prep:
PSAT Scores:

High School Performance

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

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Community Cleanup / Service, Debate Club/Team, Tutoring/Mentoring, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Chess, Hospital Volunteer, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
630 Words
Cornell University Describe two or three of your current intellectual interests and why they are exciting to you. Why will Cornell's College of Arts and Sciences be the right environment in which to pursue your interests? (Please limit your response to 650 words.) The traffic light turns orange. It’s about to become red. With only seconds to act, accessing sensory signals from the eye, your brain quickly calculates the intensity of the push of your foot and acceleration at which...

Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
519 Words
Rice University The quality of Rice's academic life and the Residential College System are heavily influenced by the unique life experiences and cultural traditions each student brings. What personal perspective do you feel that you will contribute to life at Rice? (500 word limit) I believe my greatest contribution, in terms of my point of view, would be my worldview, spirit of inquiry, and life philosophy. That a more complete education and experience leads to a better world understanding and satisfaction...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
163 Words
Rice University With the understanding that the choice of academic school you indicated is not binding, explain why you are applying to that particular school of study. (150 word limit) The most complicated organ, the brain is not simply the biological command center; it has served as the origin of every idea and construct in this world. Fascinated, I knew I wanted to combine my research interest with the brain. When I learned that Rice and its college of social science...

College Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
94 Words
Colleges want a well rounded class, not necessarily well rounded individuals. Shape and focus your application in one or two areas, with a demonstration of exceedingly well achievement....

What I’d change about my application process
18 Words
I would have gotten involved...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
111 Words
The interviews, in general, are relaxed and conversational in nature. Prepare for some common questions such as why us, how are you unique, among others. However, every interview is different and the standards...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
52 Words
I highly recommend high school students to do some sort of summer activity. It can be...

What set me apart from other applicants
116 Words
I think what set me apart from other applicants was my depth in two areas, scientific research and community service. I have volunteered through a local youth group, in which I hold a leadership position,...