Institution: New York University
Study: Major in computer science or neural science on a pre-medicine track
High School Experience
What I liked about my high school experience was that although I was the only African-American/Hispanic in most of my classes, I didn’t feel any different from most people, and most of my teachers didn’t treat me any differently either. What I disliked is that some students would say racist stuff and not think anything of it.
I was mostly focused on STEM courses, so around junior and senior year, that was a majority of my schedule; however, I joined more humanitarian-like clubs.
AP United States History (scored a 3)
AP Language and Composition (scored a 3)
AP Government (scored a 3)
AP Physics 1 (scored a 2)
AP Computer Science A (score not received)
AP Biology (score not received)
AP Statistics (score not received)
AP Psychology (score not received)
AP Calculus BC (score not received)
AP Spanish Language (score not received)
IB Psychology (scored a 4)
IB Spanish (only year 1)
Youth council (4 years, Ambassador)
Japanese Club (3 years, President)
National honor society (2 years)
BSU (1 year)
Kpop club (2 years, President)
Chinese club (3 years)
Spanish club (3 years)
Interact club (2 years)
Amnesty International (2 years, Secretary)
Multicultural club (1 year)
Water club (1 year)
JSA (1 year)
HOSA (1 year)
I had a great relationship with the teachers who wrote my letters of recommendation! I even got a school award from the teacher who wrote my main letter of recommendation! I had good relationships with almost all of my teachers.
My main theme was about overcoming any internal or external struggles so that I can be the best me I can be.
I think I did pretty well when it came to writing the essays. My grades and test scores were subpar, so I think the essays helped. I also believe some of my achievements and extracurriculars were pretty decent.
I would say to just work hard to achieve good grades and to take part in a few extracurriculars.
I’ve always wanted to go to NYU because the community is very diverse and I want to study away, and I feel like they have a really great program for that.