College Admissions Info

Abhishek Lingineni
Abhishek Lingi
California Institute of Technology, ‘19
BS, Computer Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Incoming freshman headed off to CalTech!
From: Monroe Township , New Jersey
Gender: Male
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 13 schools
Accepted At: UC Berkeley, UCLA, CMU, UMich, UT Austin, GA Tech, Purdue, Rutgers, Rutgers, Illinois, RPI
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Hindi

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1570
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Magnet
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer
Extracurricular Activities: Dance, Student Council / Government, National Honor Society, Science Club/Team, Math Team
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College Application Essays

I've played the alto saxophone since I was ten, but somehow even as a fourteen-year-old soon to enter high school, I was barely decent. Sure, I wasn't terrible - I managed to get into my school's jazz band for two years - but I wasn't usually given a solo, and I certainly didn't compare to the saxophone players who seemed to be born with musical talent. So when my teacher recommended that I give the Central Jersey Regional Band audition...

Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
204 Words
As freshmen just entering a selective high school, my peers and I, used to getting A's in middle school, were not prepared for the mercilessness of our environmental science teacher often giving grades no higher than a B+. One week, we were given a take-home test to be done without notes. However, many students couldn't resist turning to their ever-knowledgeable ally, the Internet. When the test questions were found online, they merely copied the answers verbatim to get a good...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
202 Words
I am a brony - that is, a male fan of the show "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic". Having seen every episode, I've always been intrigued by a particular aspect: the cutie mark. These are symbols unique to each pony, which give insight into their personality and talents. For instance, Fluttershy, with butterflies for her cutie mark, is a gentle pony with a talent for handling animals. In my free time, I enjoy taking this concept and applying it...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
199 Words
The clock's ticking became louder and louder as the end of competition grew nearer. Our Central Jersey Math team had 4 more questions to finish in 10 minutes - a difficult task. I was working on a problem, two teammates were working on the other two problems, but the others were stumped by the last one. I had no other option but to teach them De Moivre's Theorem and how it related to the problem on the fly. Just as the timer...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
505 Words
We were all in it together. Programmers, physicists, electrical engineers, and mechanical engineers, to name a few, all united for one goal: the Princeton Engineering Olympics. The competition consisted of many smaller projects and activities that spanned across various engineering and STEM fields, ranging from structural, electrical, and environmental engineering to catapult construction and computer science. Of course, all of these could not be done by one person; the scope of knowledge needed would simply be too large. But with...

College Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
68 Words
Make sure to choose someone that really knows you and can write a personalized recommendation that would make you stand...

What I’d change about my application process
40 Words
I didn't realize it as much then, but it's extremely important to...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
15 Words
Your typical sports (minus football)...

How to increase chances at my school
61 Words
Show that you have a very strong background in STEM, and that you like to challenge yourself, because...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
43 Words
Taking advanced courses is never a bad idea and will likely help in...