College Admissions Info

helena32
helena32
Cornell University ‘17
BA, Economics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Junior majoring in Econ and minoring in Information Science.
From: Castro Valley , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: Cornell, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCSD, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCSB, UCSC
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Gan Chinese, Spanish

Test Scores

2210
SAT
34
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1520
Highest SAT: 2210
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High School Performance

4.25
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer
Extracurricular Activities: Math Team, Marching Band
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College Application Essays

“Lena would get good gas mileage. Like one of those hybrid cars...She would have state-of-the-art GPS. She would have airbags.” (The Third Summer of the Sisterhood) I would take a gas-guzzling sports car over that any day. I am not a cautious person and would rather have a fun ride than a boring, safe one. I used to think hybrids were slow and boring, but Lena proved me wrong. Lena is docile like a hybrid, but she shows a...







Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
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“This was the only one that worked!” are words I will never forget hearing from my freshman year honors biology teacher. Out of eight lab groups, my lab group was the only one that successfully performed the most memorable lab of the year. Mr. Patrick had ordered a kit that allowed us to cultivate recombinant bacteria. The signs of success were if the bacteria could survive being doused in penicillin. The rest of the class had produced empty agar plates,...







College Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
8 Words
Debate, Project...





My favorite course thus far, and why
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My favorite course so far has been Introduction to Web Design because I got to learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript,...





5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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Athletic, Driven,...





What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
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The main thing I would change about Cornell if I were student body president is how Intramural Sports is run. There are many teams...





What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
98 Words
1) It's cold from the end of October until the middle of April. Coming from California it was a shock learning that winter could last so long. 2) Although liberal arts...





How to approach transferring schools
99 Words
It's pretty easy to transfer schools here, but I would recommend trying at the end of your freshman year and latest at the end of sophomore year. If you want...





What I’d change about my application process
104 Words
For my applications I went to an essay editor, but I let her edit my essay so much that a lot of my own voice was lost in my personal statement....





Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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My parents hired a private admissions counselor for me and the main advice I received was to start essays during the summer before senior year...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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The only school I interviewed with was Cornell and it was actually pretty intense since I wasn't expecting any hard questions. My interviewer...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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Throughout highschool I would recommend: 1) Volunteer -- find a cause you are interested in and contribute to that. It doesn't matter what group it is through or how big the impact is as long as you are doing something you care about. 2) Do something to explore your intellectual interests. Whether...