College Admissions Info

California Institute of Technology, ‘19
BS, Computer Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Aspiring engineer and entrepreneur
From: Redmond , Washington
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Both Parents, Grandparent
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: CalTech, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, JHU, UCLA, UCSB, UCSD, Purdue, UMich, Illinois, Harvey Mudd
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Tamil

Test Scores

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High School Performance

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Top 1%
High School Type: Other Private
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: Science Club/Team, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Tutoring/Mentoring, After School Sports Coach, School Choir, Choir
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College Application Essays

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...

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...

College 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...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
4 Words

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...

What set me apart from other applicants
30 Words
The fact that I had started two clubs: the...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
17 Words
I used a private college...