sjsf01
sjsf01,
Columbia ‘19
B.A., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, , Economics
I am a college freshman pursuing biochemistry and economics majors. Presently, I aim to apply my fundamental interests to create new, accessible solutions for medical therapies currently underdeveloped and/or inaccessible to the general population.
Features Included
4
Essays
12
Schools
19
Scores
3
Advice
4
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Cedar Rapids, Iowa
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of Texas - Austin (Austin, TX)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)
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Columbia University (New York, NY)

Applied for a B.A. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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The ball plummeted to the court, stopped for a passing moment as if to taunt me, then rocketed into the air, narrowly escaping the edge of my racquet. I let out a sigh, pursed my lips, and chalked up another loss to Rory Samuels. By now, one would expect that I would be used to it, this being my fourth straight loss to the guy. Even if it weren’t, nobody in his or her sane mind would think I...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
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Please tell us what you find most appealing about Columbia and why.
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
57 Words
Johns Hopkins University was founded in 1876 on a spirit of exploration and discovery. As a result, students can pursue a multi-dimensional undergraduate experience both in and outside of the classroom. Given the opportunities at Hopkins, please discuss your current interests—academic or extracurricular pursuits, personal passions, summer experiences, etc.—and how you will build upon them here.
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Additional Essay Details
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Midnight on an unsurprisingly warm, Texas-winter Wednesday of my junior year, and I was cooped up a hundred feet below ground in a laboratory basement, anxiously waiting for the IR spectrum to form and see if my reaction had worked. I knew exactly how a successful spectrum should look, since it had slipped my grasp at least a dozen times before. I also knew that if it eluded me this time, I wouldn’t have the resources to try again,...
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General Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
64 Words
Seek mentorship in whatever it is you enjoy: if you want to get into research or medicine, work in...
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Why I declined other schools
61 Words
I was accepted to and declined Johns Hopkins (Biomedical Engineering), UC Berkeley/UCLA, and UT Austin. Personally, these...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
68 Words
I chose to attend Columbia University due to its mix of diversity, strong core education, open-arms attitude toward undergraduate research,...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.50
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
36
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2240
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1530
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details11 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesScience Club/Team, Admissions or Post-Acceptance Committee, Charity Drive Organizing, National Honor Society
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Experience & Awards

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