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SanderZhu
Cornell University ‘
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: Stony Brook, Cornell, NYU, BU, Northeastern
Denied At:
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Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

2260
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1540
Highest SAT: 2260
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High School Performance

4.07
GPA
Top 10%
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cheer/Spirit Squad
Extracurricular Activities: Computer / Technology Volunteer, Community Cleanup / Service, National Honor Society, Marching Band, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

Sitting in the auditorium of the Cherry Creek High School, I felt a sudden apprehension in the pit of my stomach. After a long and tumultuous journey, I was here at last. I, along with two of my friends and teammates, had spent the better part of the year preparing for the ACSL National Computer Science Competition, and we were about to learn how we fared. As the contest organizer started announcing the placement of the teams, I squirmed in...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
667 Words
“No! Don’t touch that!” I instantly retracted my hand, face burning with embarrassment, while my father lectured me about the dangerous chemicals in his laboratory. From an early age, I became fascinated by the mysterious nature of research, by the way scientists could create new technology and medicine seemingly out of nothing. Whenever I had the chance, I would watch as my father placed different liquids onto “tiny monsters” (a term I later understood as bacteria) while observing them...









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