College Admissions Info

Cornell University, ‘18
BS, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a sophomore studying Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University
From: Montclair , New Jersey
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 2 schools
Accepted At: Cornell
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1490
Highest SAT: 2150
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Fencing (Recruited), Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: School Choir
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College Application Essays

In the fall of eighth grade, a flyer was passed out advertising a beginners’ fencing program run by the high school fencing team. I’m still not sure what it was that caught my eye initially, but a week later, I showed up at the gym. Watching the fencing demonstrations, I was immediately taken by the finesse and skill involved in the sport. I joined the team during my freshman year to experience the rush of standing up to well-trained...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
25 Words
I highlighted courses, professors, and research that I'd want to get involved in, my career aspirations, and how this school would help me get there.

Additional Essay Details:
245 Words
I wrote my personal statement and my supplemental essays within a week of the application deadline to the school I was applying to. This was due to the fact that I had decided to apply Early Decision to Cornell University at the last minute. While I would not recommend this approach, it taught me a lot about the process of writing a personal statement, as well as how to cater to a particular university. You do not need to know...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
78 Words
START EARLY. I actually didn't intend to make that mistake, as I had planned on applying Regular Decision to all of the schools...

My advice about getting recommenders
86 Words
Talk to the teachers who know you best. These may not be the teachers whose classes you got straight A's in. I failed the first exam...

Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
49 Words
Don't be upset if a professor doesn't respond. I emailed about ten professors before I...

Why I ultimately chose my school
65 Words
I ultimately chose Cornell for the feeling of comfort and familiarity that I have while there. There were many other...

Post-college plans
42 Words
I'm definitely going to graduate school, but I'm unsure of whether I want...