emilylien
emilylien,
Cornell ‘19
B.A., Computer Science
ED Applicant
Features Included
3
Essays
5
Schools
16
Scores
10
Advice
8
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Alexandria, Virginia
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionEarly Decision
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Gan Chinese

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
  • Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
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Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)

Applied for a B.A. in Computer Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
7 Words
diverse, liberal,...
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More Essays

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Prompt: Discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal, that marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family.      I soon learned that the curfew at 11 was a running joke among the mentors and admins. I was constantly tired and could be seen digging my nails into my skin to keep myself awake during lectures. We had what NASA called “working lunches” - most of the work came from trying to stuff down your third slice...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
35 Words
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?
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Supplemental Essay Other
456 Words
    I leaned over my friend’s shoulder to study the small graph of the DreamWorks stock that came up on Google.     “We should buy it”, I said with a vigorous nod of my head. This was just one example of the many bad decisions I would make throughout The Stock Market Game.  We played this game in our Economics and Personal Finance class, and I was definitely that one person who took it too seriously. I would read articles on...
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General Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
51 Words
I looked for ones with a highly ranked CS program (my major) and ones that...
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How to increase chances at my school
37 Words
When I visited Cornell's Arts and Sciences Information Session during my...
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How to increase chances at my school
21 Words
Make sure the description of activities...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
52 Words
Just write about what you like in your essay. It can be a super overused topic...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
6 Words
Read Harry...
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My favorite course thus far, and why
47 Words
CS 1110: Introduction to CS with Python taught by Walker White: I've learned a lot...
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What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
57 Words
Drinking and partying may have been totally unheard of in your friend circle but it is super...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
6 Words
Good CS...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
75 Words
Taking some loans is part of my financial aid package at Cornell. However, I'd recommend looking into state schools or private schools where...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.41
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2180
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1510
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesFuture Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Green Club, Key Club, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Science Club/Team, Tutoring/Mentoring, Math Team
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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