arkay,
Cornell ‘19
B.S., Chemical Engineering
I am a student interested in chemical and biomolecular research
Features Included
3
Essays
5
Schools
12
Scores
5
Advice
1
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown New York City, New York
GenderMale
EthnicityPrefer Not to Share
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 Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
Tap/click a school logo above to view essays and advice specific to that school.

Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)

Applied for a B.S. in Chemical Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

These essays haven't been tagged by school. Click school logos above to see tagged essays.

I am 6’5” with a fairly athletic build, and I have played several years of recreational tennis, so when I walked into the tryouts for my high school tennis team I was fairly confident that I would qualify. However, my high hopes plummeted when I played a poor first round and was eliminated in the early cuts. The loss was beyond imagination, but the blow to my ego was even more painful. My steps and heart heavy, I began the long...
Read more...
Supplemental Essay Amusing anecdote
7 Words
Series of musings on various life events
Read more...
Additional Essay Details
1247 Words
It’s a perfect amalgamation of geometric shapes: triangles making up a circle within a square box. Around the world this masterful creation goes by many nicknames, and is beloved by people with almost every heritage. Yet, that which we call pizza can so easily be ruined by a glistening encasement of oil. Often, as an American my only choices for this food leave me asking for more pizza with my grease, and despite Michelle Obama’s valiant efforts, this...
Read more...

General Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
197 Words
As part of the core curriculum, all students are required to take a lab of their choosing, selected from a list of options. I had the good fortune to get into Robotics Lab this semester, and it is quickly becoming my favorite class. Though I am only halfway through Robotics Lab, I have had the chance to work with...
Read more...
My favorite course thus far, and why
382 Words
Chemistry in high school is an experience everyone lives through; few obtain pleasure from the experience most to never want to go through it again. I truly enjoyed it, and still I continued to make some mistakes. On the second test of the first semester all of my friends crammed and worried for about a week before the test. I thought the test would not be a big deal and decided to shirk studying or preparing at all. The day before the test my teacher lectured and I finally realized the challenge of balancing chemical equations. I went home that...
Read more...
How to increase chances at my school
245 Words
I sincerely congratulate you on your admission to start high school. As you begin, I invite you to ask yourself the following questions: What is my overall goal in this school? What friends will I have? Will I participate in extracurricular activities? How will I respond to my teachers and relate to my colleagues? Think deeply about these. Pause for a moment to give answers to some or all of them. And...
Read more...
What I’d change about my application process
675 Words
One of the lessons that I have learned through my extracurricular activities is that it is important to go out of your comfort zone and try new things, and I would like to share this idea with the world. Even though I plan to be an engineer or a scientist, I have also tried out art classes and enjoyed myself in the freedom and liberation of creating my own art projects. As Thomas Merton once said, “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” Following my art classes in school, I lost myself in art...
Read more...
My advice about getting recommenders
90 Words
As Thomas Merton once said, “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” Following my art classes in school, I lost myself...
Read more...

High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.50
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
36
 
ACT Score Details
 
Highest SAT
2350
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1580
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSpecial Olympics

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

Similar Profiles

archiemalarchi…
Cornell ‘18


Accepted to Cornell

First Year Undergrad student in Applied Economics and Management at Cornell.
justar201
Cornell ‘16


Accepted to JHU, Rice, UCSD, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Cornell

Cornell Engineering '16
UPenn45622
UPenn ‘19


Accepted to UPenn, Northwestern, Cornell, UCSD, UCSC, Santa Clara, Fordham, UC Davis

College student
ajay.suresh012…
UC Davis ‘19


Accepted to UC Davis, UCSB, Penn State

I'm an Undergraduate Student at UC Davis doing CSE. I applied to over 23 colleges!
ecpj_chief
Brown ‘17


Accepted to Brown

Dude from rural NY/VT area, now in the Ivy League y'all