svetrivel
svetrivel,
CalTech ‘19
B.S., Computer Science
Aspiring engineer and entrepreneur
Features Included
2
Essays
19
Schools
13
Scores
5
Advice
6
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Redmond, Washington
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Tamil

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
  • Harvey Mudd (Claremont, CA)
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California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Computer Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents + 1 more

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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With my thumb poised on the clicker, I take a deep breath and start our presentation: "CollabWear: a marketplace that connects emerging designers with consumers and manufacturers to upend the fashion industry." Four weeks earlier, I was dragging two suitcases along the pavement when I mangled the door open into Simmons Hall. My stomach churned, half-expecting to be turned away, told that my acceptance to MIT Launch had been a mistake. Yet my heart was anxious to meet my forty-one...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
502 Words
I love to build. I love to turn the chaos of gears, the clamor of clacking keys, and slivers of wood into fascinating contraptions: a robot that sorts balls by weight, an app that creates the most effective volleyball practice routines, and model bridges that hold one thousand times their weight. My love for engineering manifested itself from an early age through sore thumbs from K'nex parts and mine fields of Legos. I recall bouncing up and down at the...
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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
64 Words
I started my essays in December, and didn't want to change a lot based on feedback because I felt...
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Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
4 Words
Science...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
47 Words
Columbia was my dream school for years, but when I visited Caltech I felt...
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What set me apart from other applicants
30 Words
The fact that I had started two clubs: the...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
17 Words
I used a private college...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.98
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypeOther Private
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details9 classes and scores

Sports

SportsVolleyball

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesScience Club/Team, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Tutoring/Mentoring, After School Sports Coach, School Choir, Choir
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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