austinmb97
austinmb97,
Cornell ‘19
B.S., Public Health
Cornell
Features Included
3
Essays
11
Schools
7
Scores
5
Advice
7
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Long Island, New York
GenderMale
EthnicityHispanic, White Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC)
  • Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
  • Stony Brook University - SUNY (Stony Brook, NY)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • Queens College - CUNY (Queens, NY)
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Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)

Applied for a B.S. in Public Health

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Feelings of shock, sadness, and anger still echo deep inside me as I think back to the day that my life had suddenly changed forever. Shortly after, I decided that I wasn't going to let some disease hold me back from doing anything in my life even if it seemed impossible. Over the years, I have developed the unrelenting need to seek out challenging and positive opportunities. When I was selected by World Savvy through the U.S. Department of...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
273 Words
What I love most about the College of Human Ecology is its combination of both a strong diverse student body and outstanding multidisciplinary study program. I am excited for my college experience as I seek to engage with a network of unique enthusiastic individuals who are all equally passionate as I am about learning. I am confident that the College of Human Ecology will allow me to explore new ideas and seek out collaboration with people from a wide range...
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Additional Essay Details
570 Words
I submitted my "Why Cornell" supplement essay very last minute (literally 5 minutes before the deadline) which I highly advise against doing. After submitting my Cornell essay, I felt I had little chance of getting accepted because I felt it was too broad and didn't really describe how my personal interests fit with the unique programs offered within the College of Human Ecology. However, I later learned that Cornell allows you to submit additional documents in order to elaborate in areas...
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General Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
148 Words
I interviewed with only four of the eleven schools I applied to: Yale, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, and Cornell. Overall, each of the interviews I had went very well, most likely because of the way I approached them. I knew going in that they weren't...
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What set me apart from other applicants
206 Words
With admission profiles becoming more competitive each year, universities are beginning to use a holistic approach to review applications. This means that admission officers are looking for more than just high grades and test scores to render a final decision. They want to see the intangibles (essays, teacher recommendations, extracurricular activities, etc.) that make an applicant standout. For me, standardized testing was...
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Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
5 Words
reached out...
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How I chose schools to apply to
4 Words
last...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
11 Words
best fit for...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.75
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
27
 
ACT Score Details
 
ACT Prep
SAT IIs
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details4 classes and scores

Sports

SportsCross Country, Track & Field

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesLocal Orchestra / Symphony / Band, National Honor Society, Special Olympics, Community or summer theater/plays, Charity Drive Organizing, Chess, School Jazz / Orchestra

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Application Additional Materials

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