College Admissions Info

Columbia University, ‘15
BS, Operations Research

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

IT Strategy Consultant at Accenture; Columbia University, SEAS Class of 2015, B.S. Operations Research
From: Lansdale , Pennsylvania
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: Columbia, Drexel, Lehigh, Penn State, Pitt
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Bengali

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1550
Highest SAT: 2270
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Asian Club / Asian Interactive Youth Association, Key Club, National Honor Society, Nursing Home Volunteer
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Embracing your heritage
593 Words
“Maybe it’s a bomb!” We laughed it off, but the statement could not have been more correct. It was just another typical Tuesday morning in Mrs. Berdenberger’s second grade class. Announcements had just ended and we wrote our names and dates on a piece of paper, ready to take our first spelling test. When Josh first made his comments, we first thought he was just creating a disturbance. But following his finger led us to see this irregular...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
771 Words
The spikes stand up proud and regal on the black wrought fence that surrounds the premises. As soon as I step through the gate, I become part of this new, wondrous land. Buildings with ionic pillars mingle with glass-walled modern counterparts. Classical thinkers and philosophies are scattered throughout the campus, etched into the walls, only a few yards away if you happen to be in a certain dorm on the seventh floor. An eclectic group of people walk around or...

Additional Essay Details:
17 Words
The "Why Columbia" essay I wrote originally is attached in its entirety but it exceeded the limit.

College Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
25 Words
Greek life is growing and very flexible at...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Well-rounded, open-minded,...

What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
9 Words
Create more services...

What I’d change about my application process
12 Words
I would look into...

Why I declined other schools
6 Words
I applied...

Post-college plans
12 Words
I will be an...