College Admissions Info

cole97
cole97
University of Washington, ‘19
BS, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Computer Software Engineering

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 1 supplemental essays
  • 7 advice topics

Student Background

From: Tacoma , Washington
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian, Native American, Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander, White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Other Family Member
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: Washington, NYU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

2040
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1430
Highest SAT: 2040
SAT Prep:
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High School Performance

3.80
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
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Academic Performance in High School: Some good some bad

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country
Extracurricular Activities: Academic Decathlon, Gay/Straight Alliance, Key Club, March of Dimes, World/Global Affairs Club
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College Application Essays

The agony of a mother perpetually compressed into a glass of homogenized milk. An ambitious child kidnapped and carved lengthwise with a kitchen knife for the nation’s best plate of blanquette de veau. Innocents. Victims. Exploited. Abused. This is not the inside cover of Stephen King’s next blood-soaked thriller—this is the reality of modern agribusiness. Not until the winter of 2009 would I connect my adolescent daydreams of sunbathing pigs to my rebellious desire to “stick it to...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
704 Words
I’m not going to lie: I am intimidated by Carnegie Mellon University. The prestige of it all gives me anxiety, and I’m at a loss for words as to why I actually picked the school. To begin my search for universities, I googled “best computer science schools.” I clicked on the first link and saw Carnegie Mellon at the top of the list. I chose Carnegie Mellon because it topped the list at rankingsandreviews.com. I chose Carnegie...











College Admissions Advice

Why I declined other schools
211 Words
I had a choice between the University of Washington and New York University. NYU offered me a $27,000 yearly scholarship, while UW only offered me loans. Yet, even with this scholarship, NYU is one of the most expensive schools in the nation, and it would still cost me four times as much money to attend NYU than it would for me to attend UW....





What I’d change about my application process
151 Words
The web design. These things need to be perfect. It's our futures they're dealing with! When you're unsure of whether or not you submitted something correctly, you need to be able to easily and efficiently find your answer. It's incredibly stressful for a student when...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
67 Words
Your interview doesn't matter, unless you somehow insult the interviewer or something. They don't have any direct contact with admissions...





What set me apart from other applicants
59 Words
I'm a good writer (don't use my explanations here as reference, I'm typing them really quickly so that...





Post-college plans
52 Words
I plan to get my bachelor's degree in computer science, then hopefully I will be scouted...





Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
171 Words
Apply for the Gates scholarship if you qualify! My friend applied and she actually got it (she's going to Brown in the fall), and she doesn't have to worry about anything. Gates just pays for everything! But definitely apply for as many scholarships as possible. If it says to write a 2,000...





What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
135 Words
For the two schools I applied to that asked for a "Why us" essay, I got denied, so I'm probably not the best person to be answering this question. However I can tell you that you need to write it sooner...