College Admissions Info

Nac2170
Nac2170
Columbia University, ‘18
BS, Physics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Physics student at Columbia University
From: Queens , New York
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Accepted At: Columbia, Stony Brook, Macaulay Honors
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

2100
SAT
34
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1470
Highest SAT: 2100
SAT Prep:
SAT IIs:
Highest ACT:

High School Performance

3.90
GPA
Top 10%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: School Theater/Plays
How Spent Summers:
Work:

College Application Essays

A Refreshing Change of Pace During my junior year I fell in love. Now, I know what you're thinking. He's writing about love in his college essay? How naive can you get? The truth is, I fell in love and it changed my life. I fell in love with Physics. Ever since I was young, school has been a wonderful place for me, and my love for learning was reinvigorated when I realized what I wanted to do with my...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
15 Words
Described why the research conducted at the University fascinated me and how I could contribute.

College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
1483 Words
Putting together a college list that fits your needs There are three general things to consider when putting together your college list. 1) Is this school a financially viable option for me and my family? 2) Is this school a good academic fit for me? 3) Is this school a good social match for me? Financials: First and foremost, before you begin your college search you need to have “the talk” with your parents – this could be uncomfortable, but you’re gonna talk about money. Lots of money. You need to get, cut and dry, how much your parents are willing/able to...























5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Intelligent, Daring,...





My favorite course thus far, and why
95 Words
So far my favorite course has been my undergraduate physics class. It has been a bit of a shock to the system - everybody in the class has had...





What I’d change about my application process
45 Words
I would apply to more selective schools as I only really applied to two...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
43 Words
I would recommend trying to work, traveling (if you can afford it) to...