monoclediscounters
monoclediscoun,
UVA ‘18
B.A., Computer Science
Computer Science Student coming from an All Girls Prep School
Features Included
5
Essays
9
Schools
12
Scores
5
Advice
2
ECs
3
Sports

Background

Hometown Falls Church, Virginia
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic, Prefer Not to Share
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Irvine (Irvine, CA)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
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University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)

Applied for a B.A. in Computer Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents + 3 more

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
417 Words
Creative personal story
Waking up at 5AM to go to study on test days: the highlight of my junior year. Disguising a study session as "getting coffee with a friend" helped me look forward to three hours of studying biology. I rushed to get ready to meet my dorm-mate and fellow biology victim, Justine. We departed through the silent campus for Starbucks which, thankfully, opened at 5:30AM on weekdays, providing us with the perfect setting to realize we did not understand the summary...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
22 Words
University of Virginia: “What work of art, music, science, mathematics, or literature has surprised, unsettled, or challenged you, and in what way?”
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Supplemental Essay Strong beliefs/principles
33 Words
University of Virginia: "The Honor Code at UVa. states that students will not lie, cheat, or steal. This strengthens our Community of Trust. What would you add to the Honor Code and why?"
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
51 Words
University of Chicago: "In a famous quote by José Ortega y Gasset, the Spanish philosopher proclaims, "Yo soy yo y mi circunstancia" (1914). José Quintans, master of the Biological Sciences Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago, sees it another way: "Yo soy yo y mi microbioma" (2012). You are you and your…?"
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Additional Essay Details
1054 Words
1. The video game Shadow of the Colossus challenged me to explore the ethical gray area between good and evil. The game invites the player to interpret the character’s actions both ways: the protagonist knowingly released an evil god to revive a girl, the evil god fulfilled his promise to revive her, and the girl herself, who was just a dormant neutral figure throughout the game, chooses to raise a cursed child. The decisions the characters make initially appear selfish...
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General Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
38 Words
If you know what you want to do/study in college,...
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What set me apart from other applicants
76 Words
Instead of just trying to take every single difficult class I could, I instead built my schedule in a way that demonstrated my...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
151 Words
My school's counselor was not very helpful for me since I knew I specifically wanted to study computer science, but she usually helped people who did not know what they wanted to study. I used a private college counselor because my aunt was one, so...
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What I’d change about my application process
104 Words
I did not take the standardized testing as seriously as I should have. I was a very strong applicant in every other regard, but my test scores would vary immensely. While...
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How I chose schools to apply to
87 Words
I knew what I wanted to major, and thus could search each departments' rankings. I would weed through the list of top computer science schools based...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.6
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
N/A
 
High School TypeBoarding
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
31
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
Highest SAT
2050
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1440
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

SportsVolleyball, Rowing (Crew), Track & Field

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesGay/Straight Alliance, Tutoring/Mentoring

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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