College Admissions Info

Columbia University, ‘20
BS, Earth Sciences, Philosophy, Sustainability Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Jericho , New York
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 4 schools
Accepted At: Columbia, Binghamton
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1590
Highest SAT: 2370
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country
Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Role model/inspiration
558 Words
Science, Philosophy and Policy. If anyone were to look over my activities and interests and the things I've worked on, they'd likely characterize my life so far as one thing: unfocused. And it probably is, objectively speaking, in terms of practicality, or pursuing a specific, well defined career track, or having a biography-ready story, nicely packaged and blatantly coherent. Psychologists might call it some form of attention deficit disorder, my counselor, academic distraction, and my parents, a wandering mind. The...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
281 Words
Looking back, I think that I've spent more time than I would've liked to doing "what needs to be done". I've also found "what needs to be done"- the process of grooming for college - a bit strange, because of the mentality it reflects: people start planning their lives from an early age and use every opportunity to gain advantages. Although this system has its benefits, it's made college one step in an orchestrated process - the concept of...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
97 Words
I'd say that the most important thing about an application to admissions officers is whether or not your profile provides a "coherent and interesting" story. This means two things:...