Emil
Emil,
Cornell ‘19
B.A., International Relations
I'm a freshman at Cornell studying government and economics.
Features Included
5
Essays
9
Schools
17
Scores
5
Advice
4
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Silver Spring, Maryland
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken French

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • American University (Washington, DC)
  • Colgate University (Hamilton, NY)
  • University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)
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Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)

Applied for a B.A. in International Relations

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Parent

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
591 Words
Running
The hardest part of my transition into high school was not in the social or academic arenas. It was starting cross country running. Before the preseason practices began, I had never run more than a mile, so the first three-mile race was an incredible challenge for me. It was hot and humid when I stood at the starting line for the first time, the last week before freshman year began. I couldn't have been more terrified. I was already out...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
636 Words
I don't know anyone else who reads textbooks for fun. In tenth grade, I was in my school's very first AP World History class, and my teacher chose to stop using the textbook in the middle of the year. I, however, kept reading it. I was fascinated by the connections I learned about, like how the introduction of New World crops eventually led to the Industrial Revolution. History had always been one of my favorite classes, but after I read...
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Supplemental Essay Amusing anecdote
383 Words
I am proud to admit that I'm pretty nerdy. I am the captain of my school's Quiz Bowl team and I love being a part of it, even more than I love cross country and track, the two more "traditional" sports teams that I am a captain of. Our Quiz Bowl team only began two years ago, and it is already one of my school's most popular and successful teams. In fact, when we appeared on the local TV game...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
250 Words
I already had my first "Meliora" experience when I visited The University of Rochester, and I was immediately handed a t-shirt and a folder with my name pre-printed on it. I thought to myself that a school that was so-well organized, and so interested in prospective students was a place where I wanted to be, and where I could feel at home. I come from a small Quaker school, and thus appreciated the sense of community that I felt from...
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Additional Essay Details
11 Words
Supplemental essays for Cornell, Rice and University of Rochester, all accepted.
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General Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
45 Words
I did not hire a private counselor, but I go to a small private...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
55 Words
Apply for internships even if they aren't in what you want to study, I'm interested in government...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
100 Words
I got into six schools ; Cornell, Georgetown, Rice, Colgate, U if Rochester, and Macalester. Rochester and Mac both offered about 18k a year in scholarships, and none of the others...
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My advice about getting recommenders
34 Words
Make sure to choose recommenders who know you well, but...
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What I’d change about my application process
44 Words
I underestimated myself. I didn't expect to get into any of my reaches,...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.9
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypeOther Private
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2320
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1570
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details10 classes and scores

Sports

SportsCross Country, Track & Field

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDebate Club/Team, Model Congress / Model UN, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Student Council / Government
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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