KatieS
KatieS,
Cornell ‘17
B.A., Computer Science
Cornell University freshman who loves her school!
Features Included
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Essays
11
Schools
12
Scores
4
Advice
5
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Lexington, Massachusetts
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
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Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)

Applied for a B.A. in Computer Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
555 Words
Creative personal story
When You Grow Up As a semi-professional teenager, I've had a lot of experience over the years observing adults in their natural habitats. And though I have found that, for the most part, adults are just larger adolescents with more stable incomes, they possess one peculiarity that never fails to perplex me: they only ever want to know about teenagers' futures. They want to know where we're going and when we'll get there and, quite frankly, it's a little exhausting...
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General Admissions Advice

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
214 Words
So I was waitlisted at both Cornell and Rice, and in the meantime committed to Carnegie Mellon. I wasn't sure if I wanted to pursue both Cornell and Rice and feel honest/put my whole effort into both, so I focused on Cornell. After being waitlisted there, I emailed the admissions office twice with updates on my life/achievements since I had applied, and...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
253 Words
I feel like Cornell gets the reputation a lot of the time of being in the middle of nowhere, being really isolated, and being cold. And while these are all kind of valid, it really isn't lifeless or boring at all, probably because of how big the campus/student body is. There really is something for everyone here (I know it sounds cliche, but I met so many people here just during the first week whom...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
245 Words
It really was a tough decision for me between Carnegie Mellon after I had committed there and Cornell. At CMU, I had been accepted into a pretty prestigious program in a field I thought I wanted to go into, and I had already grown attached to my vision of the future that had me there. However, obviously I also felt strongly about Cornell, and having the opportunity to study there, and I was absolutely...
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My advice about getting recommenders
225 Words
I had three recommendation letters which I sent to every school: one from my guidance counselor, one from my 11th grade chemistry teacher, and one from my 11th grade honors English teacher. I made sure to pick teachers that both taught different subject matters (as opposed to two humanities or two science/math teachers) that I knew on a personal level and in whose classes I had done...
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High School Performance

GPA
4.00
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 10%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Low one semester/year
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2360
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1590
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details7 classes and scores

Sports

SportsSoccer, Track & Field

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesAthletics Organization, Choir, National Honor Society, Student Council / Government, Yearbook

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Application Additional Materials

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