College Admissions Info

lemongrab
lemongrab
Columbia University ‘17
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Columbia Engineering 2017
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 1 school
Accepted At: Columbia
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2310
SAT
35
ACT
Highest SAT: 2310
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High School Performance

4.00
GPA
Top 10%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Role model/inspiration
651 Words
Teacher is only one of many roles that Mr. C plays in the lives of his students. He can be called a mentor, an advisor, a guidance counselor, and a lifesaver. Although he also teaches normal biology classes, I have never had Mr. C as a teacher in a traditional classroom setting. Mr. C has been my guide as the supervising teacher of the three-year research program at our school. The program helps scientifically motivated students find internships with research...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
247 Words
Columbia is my first choice and it appeals to me because of both common reasons and specific opportunities that interest me. There is no escaping that Columbia is a leading university with incomparable location. Delving into New York City will allow me to engage in metropolitan life, with the cultural events, the fast pace of life, and the diverse population, all of which are reflected in Columbia and its student body. The city also has a plethora of different restaurants...





College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
3 Words
Location, location, location.

My advice about getting recommenders
80 Words
Before you begin making a list of people to ask for letters of recommendation, read requirements for the schools you are applying to very carefully. Read the requirements very carefully so you don’t waste any time requesting letters that aren’t needed for your application. Research advisors, employers, and professors who knew you, liked you, and gave you a...



How I chose schools to apply to
13 Words
Only apply to schools you really think you would want to go to.