College Admissions Info

Columbia University, ‘14
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Columbia University Graduating Senior Majored In Engineering
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 1 school
Accepted At: Columbia
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Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1370
Highest SAT: 1930
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High School Performance

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High School Type: Boarding
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Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Football, Lacrosse
Extracurricular Activities: Big Brother/Big Sister
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Interest in tech/engineering
69 Words
My personal statement was about my interest in engineering. I combined some of my other interests into the story and showed my creativity. I explained how my interest in photography, cooking, and engineering were one in the same and intertwined. I started out comparing the three aspects and explaining how they were one in the same. In the end I explained how the essay was a very good essay.

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
3 Words
Asked why Columbia?

Additional Essay Details:
9 Words
Wrote about the city, the people, and the opportunities.

College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
342 Words
I think columbia is the most challenging experience - in the sense that you will at one point or another question yourself, who you are, what you are doing, than at the other schools. you will constantly be pushed by your peers, your professors, but also the realities of the city where interning at a legit place is very possible, by the controversy that undoubtedly will arrive as columbia grows out into the neighborhood and things that are never discussed at other schools to a great extent are daily realities. i just think from the point of view of 'living...