cchen2020
cchen2020,
Columbia ‘20
B.S., Earth Sciences, , Philosophy, , Sustainability Studies
Features Included
2
Essays
4
Schools
14
Scores
1
Advice
2
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Jericho, New York
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionEarly Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Binghamton University - SUNY (Binghamton, NY)
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Columbia University (New York, NY)

Applied for a B.S. in Earth Sciences

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
558 Words
Role model/inspiration
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...
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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...
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General 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:...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.89
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Low one semester/year

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2370
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1590
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details9 classes and scores

Sports

SportsCross Country

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDebate Club/Team

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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