B.S., Computer Science
Hey guys, I'm into music, writing, film, and math mostly. Trying to make artistic computer science work haha! I'd love to try my best to answer any questions you might have about college, applications, extracurriculars, NYU, or anything else!
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Hometown Audubon, New Jersey
EthnicityBlack / African American
AdmissionRegular Decision
Class of2019
First Gen College StudentNo
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Grinnell College (Grinnell, IA)
  • Macalester College (St. Paul, MN)
  • Kenyon College (Gambier, OH)
  • Hofstra University (Hempstead, NY)
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New York University (New York, NY)

Applied for a B.S. in Computer Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

My feet were planted firmly on the snow atop Kilimanjaro. I was crouched, muscles tense, waiting for my enemy. My eyes scanned the horizon, taking in the mountain’s beautiful, imperfect hills and valleys before resting on a silhouette in the distance. I could smell his charred breath, I could hear the powerful flap of skin tearing through air, and I was beginning to see his scales. I braced myself and drew my own weapons, small but deadly. As the...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
406 Words
Dearest NYU, I have been in love with you for quite some time now. As a young girl I would admire you from afar, merely a schoolgirl’s crush, staring open-mouthed at your tall, glittering buildings and vibrant violet banners. As I grew older, my puppy love grew to look past the superficial and I fell hard. I saw the diversity of your student body, a melting pot of talent and intellect, and the care with which you taught them....
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
312 Words
When I think of Northwestern, I can’t help but smile like a love struck fool. The twitch of facial muscles is involuntary, a natural response when I think of how perfect Northwestern is for all I hope to achieve. I am a bit eclectic as far as academic and extracurricular interests go, and I need a university that will embrace those aspects of me and help them flourish. Under Northwestern’s quarter system, I can immerse myself in both...

School Specific Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
334 Words
My best advice is to calm down a bit and be yourself. I only interviewed with two schools, Penn and Brown, both went very well, one school accepted me and the other did not. They just want to hear what you're passionate about and why exactly you want to go to their school. Be specific and be honest, a lot of these guys have been interviewing for years and can see right past some flimsy lie or textbook interview answer. They want to know what makes you unique so tell them. Also, don't get too nervous. They are normal people...
Why I declined other schools
305 Words
I think a very important part of the college search is finding a student body that will embrace you and help you grow in all the aspects that you're passionate about. What does that mean? Don't go to an Ivy League just because you're accepted for starters. Also, make sure the school's overall vibe is in line with your future plans. I got accepted to a few notable, "prestigious" schools, namely the University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins. While these are great schools and are perfect for some individuals, they did not have substantial enough arts communities for me. Music...

More Essays

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Supplemental Essay Other
82 Words
Try to write a supplemental essay that seems specific but can be tweaked to insert different details of all the schools you're applying to. I did this by mentioning traditions of each schools or the names of certain groups and clubs I wanted to join. This makes it seem like you really want to go there and have done your research (which is probably true anyway) but you can easily change this info around to make the whole essay writing...

General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
71 Words
Quality not quantity. I applied to 9 colleges but I honestly was only interested in about 3 or 4. Applications cost money, make sure...
My advice about getting recommenders
175 Words
Choose teachers who have seen you grow and know you well. This could be coaches/directors in activities that you've been involved with for a few years or teachers who have had you in more than one class, especially one that relates to your major. I choose a science teacher I had from...
What set me apart from other applicants
425 Words
I'm not a genius or an internationally ranked athlete or a 12th generation legacy. I didn't have any of those special, amazing draws that get colleges interested in you. I was just a normal student who worked really hard. I studied a lot and got really good grades. It wasn't just me alone, it was me having study group sessions with friends and cramming all night for that one physics test. I still failed some tests and assignments but I always picked myself up and pushed myself harder. I joined activities I loved, not because I thought they'd look good...

High School Performance

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Top 1%
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
SAT Score Details
Converted SAT Score1540
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores


SportsSoccer, Tennis


ActivitiesMarching Band, Choir, School Band, School Jazz / Orchestra, School Choir, School Theater/Plays, Student Council / Government, National Honor Society, Prom Committee, Science Club/Team, Math Team
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