College Admissions Info

HomeschooledAsianFRDE
HomeschooledAsi
Cornell University ‘18
BA, Economics, Mathematics, Computational and Applied Mathematics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Homeschooled to 14, full time dual enrollment until 16, abroad until 18.
From: , Washington
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian, White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: American, Brandeis, Colgate, Cornell
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French, German, Spanish

Test Scores

1470
SAT
33
ACT
Highest SAT: 1470
SAT Prep:
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Highest ACT:
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High School Performance

4.00
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Public
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Model Congress / Model UN
How Spent Summers:
Work:

College Application Essays

Before attending [College I attended for freshman and sophmore years], I had been homeschooled my entire life. It would be an understatement to say that I was intimidated. However, I was also tremendously excited. I had become interested in politics during the 2008 election. Soon after, I started listening to BBC News every night before falling asleep. The more I learned, the more I was driven to keep learning. I wanted to discuss the issues I was reading about, but no...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
187 Words
What I want out of my education is the knowledge and ability to help the world. I am particularly concerned about violent conflict around the world, as well as the economic troubles of the underdeveloped world, issues which I believe are related. I am hopeful that such issues can be solved in my lifetime, and I hope to help solve them, through work as a diplomat or a politician. I found that Colgate's programs in Economics and International Relations which...



Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
246 Words
In the United States, there are many laws in place to prevent public servants from protesting immoral acts sanctioned by governmental policies or performed by government officials. For example, those working at Guantanamo Bay are forbidden from discussing certain details about prisoners held there; these laws prevent the reality of human rights abuses from coming out, leading to an environment where people can break international and national law without penalty. Furthermore, any individual who attempts to bring such issues to...





Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
165 Words
What I want out of my education is the knowledge and ability to help the world. I am particularly concerned about violent conflict around the world, as well as the economic troubles of the underdeveloped world, issues which I believe are related. I am hopeful that such issues can be solved in my lifetime, and I hope to help solve them, through work as a diplomat or a politician. I found that American's schools of International Service and Public Affairs...



Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
236 Words
Many people talk about which colleges will yield a higher salary or more job offers after graduation. I view college a bit differently; my college search criteria led me to schools that will challenge me and thus enhance my ability to work on public and foreign policy in order to make a difference in the world. Education is a stepping stone to political involvement, but it does not necessarily lead to it. I believe that American does more to incubate...





Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
664 Words
I have an international family. My father is Chinese-Malaysian, and his family all live in Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia. My mother is American, but for most of my life my maternal grandparents lived in Turkey. As a result, my family has traveled to visit relatives overseas for as long as I can remember. Listening to my relatives discuss issues I hadn’t even heard of or considered made me curious about international politics. When I was 13, I started listening to...









College Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
12 Words
I did not. Between friends and family, I always had enough help.

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
35 Words
It helps a lot to really be interested in the school you're applying to. The difference between schools I was really interested in, instead of just because of their reputation, was pretty clear to interviewers.

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
31 Words
I suggest doing as much work as possible during the summer- be it volunteering, internships, or paid positions. If you cannot, then try to take summer classes at a nearby university.

What set me apart from other applicants
21 Words
I had top notch recommendations, and a very unique history. Having a good GPA from my time dual-enrolled helped as well.

My advice about getting recommenders
16 Words
Move fast! Teachers can be slow, especially if they have a lot of recommendations to write.