College Admissions Info

University of Rochester, ‘19
BS, Computer and Information Systems Security

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 6 advice topics

Student Background

Just your average student with a not so average college application.
From: Boston , Massachusetts
Gender: Male
Legacy: No
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: Northeastern, Rochester, WPI, UMass, RPI
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Cantonese

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1400
Highest SAT: 1980
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 25%
High School Type: Religious
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Academic Decathlon, National Honor Society, Asian Club / Asian Interactive Youth Association, Key Club, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

662 Words
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College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
29 Words
Now look, everyone is going to write about some...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
41 Words
My high school provided us with a guidance counselor for all four...

What I’d change about my application process
20 Words
If I could change anything, I...

Why I declined other schools
19 Words
I chose U of R because...

My advice about getting recommenders
27 Words
Its all about being active in the class....

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
46 Words
Look through the school's news page and look for an article that you find...