snk326
snk326,
Columbia ‘17
B.S., Computer Engineering
Features Included
3
Essays
3
Schools
15
Scores
1
Advice
3
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown , Illinois
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionEarly Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
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Columbia University (New York, NY)

Applied for a B.S. in Computer Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents + 1 more

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Growing up in a small, insignificant suburb in the greater Chicagoland, I know that I have only discovered a narrow, sheltered section of the world. Although demographics depict a typical American town, Vernon Hills still boasts a fairly multiethnic society. Even as a Chinese-American, I was conditioned to think racism is surreal, simply due to lack of exposure outside crude, stereotypical jokes. However, a lack of exposure does not denote a lack of existence. The summer after my freshman year,...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
164 Words
Upon hearing the words “math team,” one would expect a room full of mathletes wearing glasses, hunched over TI-2000 calculators while frantically scribbling down series of numbers and variables. Outside of the only extracurricular they are involved in, the nerds are socially inept and unable to communicate with other normal beings. Luckily, my math team experience was nothing like being in a group of Sheldon Coopers. On the contrary, I matured as a person through the valuable people skills I...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
249 Words
"To be, or not to be, that is the question." While my life, thankfully, is not a bloody mess of a Shakespearean revenge tragedy, I see a reflection of myself in Prince Hamlet. I am not referring to his Oedipus complex or fake-yet-not-completely-fake madness (in my case, it may be too early to tell). As I explored Hamlet's character through his clever remarks and contemplative soliloquies, it became increasingly clear that we both think alike. We both think too much....
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General Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
103 Words
Pick teachers or coaches who know your recent work, which does not have to be limited to academics. Try to ask those who can say more about you as a person,...
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High School Performance

Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2030
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1430
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details13 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTennis

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesMath Team, Science Club/Team, Multicultural / International Club
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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