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UMBC ‘19
B.S., Computer Science
Features Included
3
Essays
4
Schools
14
Scores
5
Advice
8
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Randallstown, Maryland
GenderMale
EthnicityBlack / African American
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken French

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Maryland - Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD)
  • Rutgers, State University of New Jersey - Newark  (Newark, NJ)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology  (Rochester, NY)
  • University of Maryland - College Park (College Park, MD)
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University of Maryland - Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD)

Applied for a B.S. in Computer Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
514 Words
Creative personal story
A somewhat chubby 15 year old tries his hand at doing a balancing act on top of a bench’s head. Surprisingly, he’s pretty adept and manages not to fall off immediately. Possibly as a way of celebrating, he puts up a “hang-10” hand gesture. I ask, “How’s the reception up there?” He replies, “I can’t hear anything up here!” Every other day, I meet up with a few of my friends during lunch on a square of...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
745 Words
If I go into my basement at this very moment, I’ll only be able to see one computer there. It is on, but it doesn’t actually turn on—it blinks with a yellow light. No whirring, no clicking, no blowing out heat. If I open it, I’ll find a thick blanket of dust covering every component there. For a split-second, the idea of harvesting its silicon-based organs comes to mind—I can do it, after all—but...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
651 Words
I’ve been in a steady relationship with my computer for more than a year. No, I don’t find it the slightest bit peculiar— I can safely presume that mostly everyone is in some sort of relationship with the computer they’re with. Depending on the person, their own particular relationship may range anywhere from a reluctant understanding that they need it, to marriage de facto (which, given their short life expectancies, will almost always end in some form...
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General Admissions Advice

Why I declined other schools
37 Words
While the large sums of money a school may offer you...
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What I’d change about my application process
44 Words
Starting early. Through the Common Application, you can send your application and materials...
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My advice about getting recommenders
197 Words
Of course, the first thing is that you get them early-- they have other responsibilities that, by accepting your request, they have to juggle, and it gets harder to make a quality recommendation the closer you are to the deadline with these responsibilities still in the mix. However, what should also be considered is your contributions and reputation...
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How to approach transferring schools
98 Words
The first thing that someone should consider when transferring is the kind of courses you're going to be taking at that school versus the one that they were previously...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
73 Words
During college (and even during high school, if you can), you should do internships related to your major in the summer. Unpaid,...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.51
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 25%
 
High School TypeMagnet
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1990
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1400
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details8 classes and scores

Sports

SportsSoccer

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDebate Club/Team, Church, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Film, Homecoming committee, Model Congress / Model UN, School Theater/Plays, Student Council / Government

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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