Chance me for NYU CAS ED

Class of 2022

  • US domestic (US citizen or permanent resident) or international student: Domestic Student
  • State/Location of residency: (state is important if you apply to any state universities): CA
  • Type of high school (current college for transfers): Competitive Magnet and Stem High School
  • Gender/Race/Ethnicity (optional): Chinese Male
  • Other special factors (first generation to college, legacy, athlete, etc.): First generation to college

Intended Major(s): Computer and Data Science

GPA, Rank, and Test Scores

  • Unweighted HS GPA: 3.93
  • Weighted HS GPA (incl. weighting system): 4.78
  • Class Rank: Top 10% (Decile Ranking System)
  • ACT/SAT Scores: 1490

Mandarin IB SL, Computer Science IB SL, English IB SL, Design Tech IB SL, Computer Science IB HL 2, AP Music Theory, AP Calculus AB, AP Physics 2, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language, AP United States History, AP Government, AP Macroeconomics, AP Calculus BC, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Computer Science A, Computer Science IB SL, Computer Science IB HL 2, Design Tech IB SL

Submitted APs: APCSP (3) | APCSA (4) | AP Calc AB (5) | APUSH (5) | AP Chinese (4)

Senior Year: AP Macro, AP Gov, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics

AP Scholar with Honor

CM Advanced Level 10 Branch Honors

Warrant Officers Association for Distinguished Service (was in NJROTC 9th and 10th grade)

CM Panel Branch Honors


  1. Data Science Research Assistant Intern, UCI
  • Recorded down emotional expression data from simulation videos and inputted it into a spreadsheet, used Python code to organize data into a CSV file
  1. Varsity Team Captain, Varsity E-Sports Team
  • Led weekly meetups and practices with other high school teams in the nation, focused on developing team members’ skills and positive mental attitudes
  1. Windows Instructor and Team Captain, Cyberpatriot
  • Educated incoming students the essentials on how to secure a Windows operating system, led team to top 20 finishes in the nation 3 years in a row
  1. Curriculum Directior, iExplore
  • Designed computer science and algebra course curriculum for junior high students, set foundation for how future curriculum will be taught and created
  1. Supply Department Head, NJROTC
  • Managed department in the unit that is responsible for the maintenance of the uniform, created groundwork for a communication network with instructors
  1. Academics Coordinator, NJROTC
  • Led weekly practices in preparation for the national academics and drill competition, focused on developing members’ skill in military-based knowledge
  1. Treasurer, NASEF E-Sports Club
  • Advertised the growing popularity of esports, managed the financial assets of the club, increased membership from 11 to 45 members in the first year
  1. Publicity Committee Head, Teaching International English
  • Advertised the club’s efforts to aid international students in learning English, increased membership from 17 to 35 members in the first year

Common App Essay: 7/10
Why NYU: 6-7/10
Counselor: 8/10
Calculus Teacher: 7-8/10
English Teacher: 8/10

Cost Constraints / Budget
Will have to pay everything by myself

NYU CAS Computer and Data Science ED

Please let me know which part of my app is weak and if you can, guesstimate my chances (percent)?

Thank you so much!

Congratulations on your achievements.

I can’t chance you, but am concerned that you mentioned you will have to pay for college yourself. Will you qualify for need based aid? Have you run NYU’s net price calculator? If not, please do that and let us know the answer.

The NPC may not be accurate if your parents are divorced, own a business, or own real estate beyond a primary home….are any of those the case for you?

I ran the net price calculator and the estimated grant should be enough for me to attend, but thank you for your concern!