sam2718
sam2718,
UCF ‘19
B.S., Computer Science, , Pre-Medicine Studies
UCF Provost Scholar & BS/MD Program Admit, FSU Honors College Admit/Presidential Scholar Alternate, UF Honors College Admit/Lombardi Scholarship Semi-Finalist, Fordham LC Honors Program Admit/Dean's Scholar available to assist with admissions!
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Schools
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Scores
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Advice
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ECs
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Sports

Background

GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken French

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)
  • University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
  • Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
  • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)
  • Fordham University (New York, NY)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
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University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)

Applied for a B.S. in Computer Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
87 Words
Creative personal story
I discussed my involvement in Florida Virtual School and how I grew as a leader in an online environment, and, subsequently, in an offline one as well. I highlighted my participation in four corporate professional leadership conferences as a featured student speaker, and how I embodied a highly academic, yet charismatic, virtual school student. I told my story in a poetic fashion and in media res, connecting my tale to the climate of Florida and my identity crisis surrounding my...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
152 Words
Duke's campus, a bit of an Elysian labyrinth, resembles a dichotomous, concealed place in my mind - one that craves intellect among industry and beauty among objectivity. It feels southern and warm, like the smile I greet others with, yet smart as a whip and as sharp as the branches that crack melodically with my footsteps. As I wander in silence, I enjoy a peaceful time with my aspirations: computer science mixed with an unavoidably interdisciplinary interest in English, art...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
366 Words
Prior to the Young Scholars Program this summer, I expected a slight challenge and a great deal of learning; yet, I was surprised at how humanizing the experience itself was for me. I was thrown into a group of 39 brilliant students and expected to perform under pressure. Perhaps I did not stand out solely on scientific abilities, but I persevered through every moment, and I influenced people to trust me as a confidant within hours. I realized one morning on...
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Additional Essay Details
1008 Words
At times I really wondered what I should write about for my college essays. Sometimes I questioned if I really had a great "story." The stories that perhaps people may want to know were ones I could not tell, as I could not explain my life adequately enough to for others to feel they have lived certain pains and struggles with me. I didn't want my essay to sound like a diary entry, even if Duke requested that they hear...
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General Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
277 Words
Focused, diverse, fun, efficient, and hardworking. We are in a career-hub here in Orlando, so UCF students are very driven to advance their professional careers. I have met international students, multilingual people, and students of all faiths, so the student body is extremely diverse here (which I love). Also, people vary on the political spectrum as well, which is wonderful for someone who takes a keen interest in all things local and national news. I have very liberal friends and quite conservative friends...
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What I’d change about my application process
228 Words
I started the process in the mid-summer before senior year, which is something I highly recommend to any applicant. In general, I would have had more people look over my common application and work on how I phrased my activities. I had a lot of trouble meeting word counts for activities and therefore sold myself short on what I had achieved in high school. Also, I would not...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
430 Words
Advice/Overview of Ivy Interviews and Scholarship Weekends: I had interviews with both Harvard and Duke. The two experiences were somewhat different. I feel as though the interview means little to college admissions, as one component of your application CAN'T make or break your chances. The interview, however, is a great time to learn more about the school! My Harvard interviewer was a doctor, so I was able to discuss the medical school preparation he underwent and how he gained research positions easily at the university. My Duke interviewer was a lawyer who let me in on the greek life...
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Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
29 Words
Football is getting more popular at UCF every year....
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Why I ultimately chose my school
59 Words
There were multiple factors involved; I wanted to go to a large school with a strong comp sci...
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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 ACT
31
 
ACT Score Details
 
Highest SAT
2240
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1530
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDance, Tutoring/Mentoring, Model Congress / Model UN, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Science Club/Team, Yearbook, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Student Activities Committee, National Honor Society
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

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Awards Received

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