Abhishek Lingineni
Abhishek Lingi,
CalTech ‘19
B.S., Computer Science
Incoming freshman headed off to CalTech!
Features Included
5
Essays
13
Schools
16
Scores
5
Advice
5
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Monroe Township, New Jersey
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionEarly Action
First Gen College StudentNo
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Hindi

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • University of Texas - Austin (Austin, TX)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
  • Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)
  • Rutgers, State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick (Piscataway, NJ)
  • Rutgers, State University of New Jersey - Newark  (Newark, NJ)
  • University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
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California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Computer Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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General 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...
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What I’d change about my application process
40 Words
I didn't realize it as much then, but it's extremely important to...
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Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
15 Words
Your typical sports (minus football)...
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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...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
43 Words
Taking advanced courses is never a bad idea and will likely help in...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.1
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypeMagnet
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2320
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1570
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details9 classes and scores

Sports

SportsSoccer

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDance, Student Council / Government, National Honor Society, Science Club/Team, Math Team

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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