College Admissions Info

Columbia University ‘17
BS, Neuroscience

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

First year student and Columbia University from New York City. Also admitted to UCLA, UC Berkeley and Vassar college
From: New York City , New York
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian, White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Columbia, Brandeis, UCLA, UC Berkeley, UCSD, UCSB, Vassar
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Highest SAT: 2240
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

High School Type: Other Private
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Fencing, Lacrosse
Extracurricular Activities: School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Multicultural / International Club, Yearbook
Application Additional Materials:

College Application Essays

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
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College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
59 Words
I found that the interview had no bearing on where I was accepted/rejected. I didn't receive an interview for Columbia, or any of the UC schools, but got into all. Conversely, I thought my UChicago interview was amazing: I really connected with the interviewer, and we had so much in common, but I was waitlisted from the school.

Why I ultimately chose my school
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One of the main ways I made my decision was to think about other people from my highschool who had gone places. I decided that the people who went to Columbia were by far the smartest, chillest, coolest, and just all-around most awesome people. Those are the people who I wanted to spend my undergraduate years with.

How I chose schools to apply to
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I would advise you to apply to a wide variety of schools, even if you think you know exactly what you want. Apply to some large universities, apply to some small liberal arts colleges. Apply to schools in cities and schools in rural areas. Your tastes may change after you get accepted, and you can't predict what you may want...