ellensheng
ellensheng,
NYU ‘22
B.S., Chemistry
love Cheetos and toasted bagels
Features Included
1
Essays
15
Schools
4
Scores
5
Advice
1
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Basking Ridge, New Jersey
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Rutgers, State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick (Piscataway, NJ)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Stevens Institute of Technology (Hoboken, NJ)
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New York University (New York, NY)

Applied for a B.S. in Chemistry

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
“Twelve one-hundred freestyle on a one-minute thirty interval!” shouts my coach. I frantically swim to the back of Lane 1. I watch as everyone lines up before me, leaving me disappointedly and embarrassingly last in the lane. I’ll admit it—that first day of practice, I quit multiple times. As everyone else continued swimming, I leaned against the pool wall, attempting to catch my breath. And for that, my coach, Eric, gave me some tough love. “Unless I see you...
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Beyond what has already been shared in your application, what do you believe makes you stand out as a strong candidate for admissions to the University of California?
The comfort of my mother’s arms weren’t enough to stop my five-year-old self from bursting into tears at the sight of Geddes Pond in Michigan. I trembled with gut-wrenching fear of drowning in it. At age ten, my blood-curdling scream rippled through Hershey Park as the Wild Mouse rollercoaster swerved around the sharp corner. I cried for the ride to stop, screaming louder at each brusque turn as nausea overcame me. And at the age of 14, I squealed...
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School Specific Advice

More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

How I narrowed down my essay topics
62 Words
Brainstorm, brainstorm, brainstorm. Think of significant moments in your life. They don't have to be big, grandiose moments....
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How to deal with the stress of applying to college
119 Words
Start early!!! I cannot stress this enough. I started my essays in the summer which in retrospect was a great decision. Some of my friends had started their essays during the first semester of senior...
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My advice about getting recommenders
76 Words
Ask someone who likes you and can truly speak to your personality. It helps if they know you beyond just the classroom,...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
50 Words
No. I didn't use them. I already had some ideas for essays and I thought...
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What I’d change about my application process
53 Words
I wish I wasn't so focused on getting into the so-called prestigious colleges. It's rather self-deprecating...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.64
(equivalent to 4.00 unweighted)
Rank
Top 5%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details1 classes and scores

Sports

SportsSwimming/Diving

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesAcademic Decathlon
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences

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