College Admissions Info

Columbia University, ‘15
BS, Environmental Engineering

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 2 supplemental essays

Student Background

From: Brewster , New York
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Accepted At: Columbia, Tufts, UVA, CMU, Lehigh
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Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1510
Highest SAT: 2200
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Dance
Extracurricular Activities: Church, Green Club, Community Cleanup / Service, School Band, National Honor Society, Science Club/Team
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College Application Essays

For years I held my breath. Every time it was my turn to tie on my black tap shoes and waltz across the room, I puffed up my cheeks and relinquished myself to the rhythm of the music and the sounds of my feet on the wood floor. No thoughts passed through my mind, fully focused as I was on forming each scuff, shuffle, and slap flawlessly and precisely. I usually succeeded, receiving warm smiles and applause from my teacher...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
260 Words
I am a very curious individual, so right away Columbia’s core curriculum spoke to me. While I want to study engineering, I have a multitude of interests in other areas, and the ability to take classes in Columbia College would be invaluable. Taking core classes would definitely make me a more diverse engineer with knowledge of various subjects. I also love Columbia’s approach in challenging its students’ ideas and opinions. I can be very passionate and opinionated, and...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
272 Words
Why Engineering: Engineers are able to use their creativity to shape the world and the future. I want to be an innovator of new technologies that will help the environment to make it a safer, healthier place to live. I want to study a topic that is ever-changing so that I can fulfill my thirst for new knowledge every day. I was recently involved in the installation of solar panels at my school, and as I went from mapping out...

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