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Raphael Laude
Raphael Laude
Cornell University ‘18
BS,

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: San Francisco , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 13 schools
Accepted At: Cornell, UC Davis, UCSB, UCSC, WashU, Occidental, Syracuse
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

2020
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1420
Highest SAT: 2020

High School Performance

3.85
GPA
Top 25%
Rank
High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Soccer, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Student Council / Government
How Spent Summers:
Work:

College Application Essays

Today I spoke to my grandmother Michèle over the phone. We talked about her husband Emmanuel’s health, our hopes to see each other soon, and my aspirations. To this she responded: “Raphaël, tu as du grain à moudre, si tu veux trouver ton chemin de lumière” Translated, this expression means, “Raphaël, you have grain to mill, if you want to find your illuminated path.” Besides my Mamichèle’s image of milling grain with mortar and...









Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
684 Words
Full essay: Prompt: 650 Word Cap. Why are you excited about pursuing your chosen major in AAP? What specifically about AAP and Cornell University will help you fulfill your academic and creative interests and long term goals? I was first introduced to City and Regional Planning through Gary Hustwit’s documentary film, Urbanized, which discusses this profession. My first thought after seeing this documentary was: “I’m going to save the world, by being an urban designer!” I jumped around for...











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