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Harvard
B.A., Computer Science
CS/Gov @ Harvard | 2022 Coca-Cola Scholar
Features Included
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Essays
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Schools
4
Scores
5
Advice
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ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Plano, Texas
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
Class of2026
First Gen College StudentYes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA)
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Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

Applied for a B.A. in Computer Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
“Sorry, I cannot hold a parent-teacher conference with a minor.” I stood dumbstruck. Did I walk a mile in the rain just to be turned away? Then I realized. I was a 9-year-old who showed up by herself to her brother’s parent-teacher conference. I was used to assuming responsibility for parental tasks and being treated as an adult by my parents, so it did not cross my mind that this was not normal. My face immediately turned red with...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
307 Words
Engineering is inherently collaborative. What does collaboration mean to you? What strengths do you bring to the collaborative process?
09/12/2020: 10 hours until hackathon projects are due. With limited time remaining on our final day of hacking, my team was in a race against time. At 10pm, we stared at the error: “FAILURE: Build failed with an exception.” It was our first time building a Flutter app, and with each new line of code in an attempt to resolve the error, we sensed greater feelings of hopelessness. But the beauty of collaboration lies in merging each person’s unique strengths to...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
354 Words
Please describe why you are interested in studying engineering at Princeton. Include any of your experiences in, or exposure to engineering, and how you think the programs offered at the University suit your particular interests.
As a child, I was ingrained with a fixed image of what a girl can and cannot do. Since my parents grew up in a culture where women are encouraged to handle domestic affairs instead of pursuing careers that are not “gender-suitable,” I was encouraged to steer away from STEM fields and conform to socially prescribed roles. In fifth grade, I was introduced to computer science when my teacher taught me Scratch, kickstarting my love for programming. When my code...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
356 Words
At Princeton, we value diverse perspectives and the ability to have respectful dialogue about difficult issues. Share a time when you had a conversation with a person or a group of people about a difficult topic. What insight did you gain, and how would you incorporate that knowledge into your thinking in the future?
When I participated in the MIT Online Science, Technology, and Engineering Community (MOSTEC) this past summer, I engaged in weekly discussions revolving around controversial STEM topics based on class readings with a cohort of highly-motivated, underserved and/or underrepresented students in science and engineering. Each discussion provided meaningful insight, but there was one that particularly stood out to me. The title of that week’s article: Anti-Vaxers Aren’t Stupid. Although vaccines have long been regarded as effective tools to...
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Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
128 Words
Students at Yale have time to explore their academic interests before committing to one or more major fields of study. Many students either modify their original academic direction or change their minds entirely. As of this moment, what academic areas seem to fit your interests or goals most comfortably? Please indicate up to three from the list provided.
Why do these areas appeal to you? (
My love for coding began in fifth grade when my teacher introduced me to Scratch. Computer science combines three of my favorite things: problem-solving, creativity, and collaboration. I started my journey building websites, and as I continued taking computing courses, I branched out to building mobile apps. My programs solve user-specific problems, design possible solutions, and execute them, bringing my ideas to fruition. However, when I took my first data science class, I was introduced to a new world of...
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School Specific Advice

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General Admissions Advice

How I made up for low grades in high school
29 Words
Utilize the additional information section! I had low grades...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
29 Words
Apply apply apply to scholarships!! I applied to many...
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My advice about getting recommenders
48 Words
Ask your recommenders early! I asked mine during the summer. You don't have to...
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My insights about AP (Advanced Placement) courses and exams
31 Words
In my opinion, AP exam scores do not matter...
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What I’d change about my application process
32 Words
Try to apply to as many early schools as you...
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High School Performance

Unweighted GPA
3.93
 
Rank
N/A
 
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Some good some bad

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1520
 
SAT Score Details
 
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details3 classes and scores

Sports

SportsCross Country, Track & Field

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesScience/Math, Charity Drive Organizing

Experience & Awards

Awards Received

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