College Admissions Info

Columbia University ‘18
BA, Computer Science

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Personal statement
  • 1 supplemental essays
  • 5 advice topics

Student Background

Hello! I'm a rising sophomore at Columbia studying computer science and creative writing.
From: Alpharetta , Georgia
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Accepted At: GA Tech, UGA, Columbia
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Korean

Test Scores

Highest SAT: 2200
Highest ACT:

High School Performance

Top 10%
High School Type: Public

Extracurriculars & Awards

None reported

College Application Essays

Atoms are 99% empty, and yet they make up skin cells, succulents, and G-flat. They are everything we see and feel, regardless of its tangibility. Our sense of pleasure is controlled by dopamine, while love is triggered by serotonin. This is chemistry. This is two years of my high school career, crammed with broken pencil tips, college-ruled paper, and inevitable frustration. This is two years of a subject that has taught me the art of science and precision, and how devotion...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
9 Words
Because of Core, New York City, the students + diversity

Additional Essay Details:
18 Words
I wrote all the books I read, and I started during the summer to write my essay questions

College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
118 Words
Competitive: Typically doesn't want peers to fail, but definitely an edge to this school where the average student is motivated to sacrifice Friday/Saturday nights in favor of studying Intelligent: Has an aptitude to work hard + also be immersed in studies, whether it be in STEM disciplines or humanities Liberal: Typically + overwhelmingly liberal, particularly on social issues (a little less...

How to increase chances at my school
55 Words
Be passionate, give creative answers, show that you're a human too - make them appreciate you deeply as a person. Study hard, increase your GPA, have some sort of hook. Know what defines you. Think critically - it'll shine through your essay. Challenge your thoughts and beliefs. Broaden your horizons: do something different, something new.

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
120 Words
Columbia Faith & Action: largest Christian ministry at the school, with something like 200-300 members in the Facebook group. Definitely the most diverse group of Christians, with four ministry leaders from all walks of life. CFA is part of Christian Union, which devotes ministries in all of the Ivies in an effort to mold Christian leaders. They have bible study every...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
110 Words
High school: Do something. Or nothing. It's okay to do nothing special if you can't afford it - just make sure you're doing the least you can to reach your goals, like learning a new hobby, having a job, or reading a ton of books. If you can, travel. Spend a lot of time with your friends. Intern at places...

What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
22 Words
Change the stress culture of the school Keep the dining halls open during breaks Less red tape regarding sexual assault