Alice Zhou
Alice Zhou,
Cornell ‘19
B.S., Computer Engineering, , Computer Science
Cornell Engineering '19, RD with Likely Letter, Computer Science Major
Features Included
3
Essays
5
Schools
9
Scores
5
Advice
1
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Arlington, Texas
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • University of Texas - Austin (Austin, TX)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
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Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)

Applied for a B.S. in Computer Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
654 Words
Diversity statement
"Eww!" exclaimed several of my classmates during a lecture on Chinese history. Their faces contorted into grimaces of disgust as the teacher showed us a grotesque photo of the Chinese cultural practice of foot binding: a pair of feet twisted at an impossible angle. A boy turned in his seat and, chomping obnoxiously on his minty gum, sneered, "How're your feet, Alice?" The collective gaze of the class seemed to beat down on me. I squirmed in my seat, my...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
52 Words
Tell us about an engineering idea you have, or about your interest in engineering. Describe how your ideas and interests may be realized by—and linked to—specific resources within the College of Engineering. Finally, explain what a Cornell Engineering education will enable you to accomplish. (Please limit your response to 650 words.)
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Additional Essay Details
644 Words
As my thoughts drifted by with snapshots of scenes of the most memorable parts of my summer, I realized more fully than ever why I love engineering: June 21st, 2014 Standing in the dim auditorium at the University of Texas in Austin, I nervously gulped as I nodded at my First Bytes computer science camp teammate. A switch was flipped, a mouse was clicked, and a dub-step version of Demi Lovato's Neon Lights began to play as the multi-colored lights on...
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General Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
16 Words
Try to challenge yourself during...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
20 Words
Cornell has a very large alumni...
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My advice about getting recommenders
29 Words
Choose recommenders who knew you the best, the longest,...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
28 Words
Write about something specific to show that you...
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How I chose schools to apply to
21 Words
I chose my school out of...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.5
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2290
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1550
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details5 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTennis

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesLocal Orchestra / Symphony / Band

Experience & Awards

Application Additional Materials

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