charleen
charleen,
MIT ‘20
B.S., Computer Science
I'm a junior studying CS at MIT, but outside of coding and academics, I like to dance, drink boba, and play card games!
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Background

Hometown Los Altos, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • University of San Diego (San Diego, CA)
  • University of California - Irvine (Irvine, CA)
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)

Applied for a B.S. in Computer Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

We know you lead a busy life, full of activities, many of which are required of you. Tell us about something you do simply for the pleasure of it. I love to draw. When I draw, I’m in my own little world of creation. I put everything else aside and let my right brain do its thing. I feel free. It’s really relaxing and refreshing. I do all kinds of art: still life, detail, anime, fan art, animation,...
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Although you may not yet know what you want to major in, which department or program at MIT appeals to you and why? I like programming, specifically solving problems with coding and creativity. I'm amazed by the MIT Game Lab’s research in solving problems with video games. Their research incorporates my three favorite subjects: art, psychology, and computer science. I played “Elude”, their game created to illustrate the feeling of depression. The game was simple, but the playing experience...
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Describe the world you come from; for example, your family, clubs, school, community, city, or town. How has that world shaped your dreams and aspirations? My parents raised me to be confident in myself. I grew up thinking that I can do anything that I set my mind to, as long as I believe in myself. Over time, I learned that the societal world can be different. Robots fascinate me, so I tried out our robotics team, but I felt...
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Tell us about the most significant challenge you’ve faced or something important that didn’t go according to plan. How did you manage the situation? Two summers ago, I attended a class at USC for video game design. I had no prior experience with programming or game design, and was the only girl. The boy next to me on day one switched his seat on day two. I was always last picked for the team projects. No one talked...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.62
(equivalent to 3.91 unweighted)
Rank
Top 10%
 
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
34
 
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ACT Prep
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AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details8 classes and scores

Sports

SportsSwimming/Diving

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesKey Club, Marching Band, Computer / Technology Volunteer, Art
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