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How I got into Cornell (Interview 7)

Stats

SAT: 1520 (760 Math, 760 Reading)

ACT: 35 (35 English, 35 Math, 35 Reading, 36 Science)

GPA: 4.00

Rank in Class: 1

Size of Class: 356

Ap's Taken: Biology, Chemistry, Physics Mechanics, Physics Electricity and Magnetism, AB Calculus, BC Calculus, Environmental Science, American History, Statistics, Computer Science, English Language, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics.


Extracurriculars

  • I interned at Oracle from my Sophomore year through to my Senior year

  • I founded my schools Computer Science and Engineering Clubs and served as president of the clubs from my Sophomore year through to my Senior year.

  • I played and was captain of my schools varsity baseball team in my junior and senior years.


Personal Story

"I wasn't too concerned about getting into Cornell. My dad went there for undergrad and then Penn for business school, so getting into Cornell wasn't something I was worried about. The only thing which I thought about was how much it was going to costto go there."


Useful Advice

"Try to be really focused when it comes to what you want to do in terms of extracurriculars. I think the problem too many people have is that their attention is too scattered. They do pretty much everything in their school and for that reason colleges have no idea where they fit in the college scene.


What I suggest is that people follow the opposite route and go deep with those few things instead of being half pregnant on nine other things.


I chose to focus on Baseball and Engineering, that's it. White I could have done Math League, Science Olympiad, Debate Club, etc. I didn't because I know that I wouldn't be able to do it exceptionally.


Go all in on a couple things and see them through."


Cornell Undergraduate, Class of 2023


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