An international student from Turkey
Very competitive private high school(top 1% are accepted to the high school)
in junior year
Joint CS-Math Degree
GPA, Rank, and Test Scores
- Unweighted HS GPA: 94.5/100
- Class Rank: No rank in my school
- SAT Scores: 1340 (first time)
(I will try to increase this score)
Sophomore: AP CS A(4)
Junior: AP Chem, AP Calc BC, AP Stats, AP Mechanics
Senior: AP MicroEcon, AP Electromagnetism, AP CS A (retake)
- National Science Fair Finalist( designed a deep learning algorithm for drug design)
- Won several “School Champion” medals in international math competitions (Waterloo exams: Galois, Hypathia…) and got 2 certificates for placing in the 80th percentile.
- Passed 1. Stage of National CS olympiad( placed at the top 2% of all competitors in Turkey)
- Placed 7th in the A final and 1st in the B final in U21 National Bridge Tournament (40 participants and the first 3 got into the National Bridge Team)
- Math Olympiad
Competed in international, national, and city-wide competitions. Won the school award for mathematics, won 2 school champion medals and got 2 certificates for placing in the top 80th percentile of all test-takers in 2 different international math olympiads( Hypathia and Galois)
Co-Captain of the Math Olympiad Team: Taught Several classes about advanced math subjects, and attended several regional competitions with the team.
- Computer Science
President of the AI Club: Taught Classes about deep learning, calculus, etc.
Organized Seminars and projects for science fairs. Won finalist awards for 2 of the projects in a major National Science fair.
DrugNet: Created a multidisciplinary project with a friend. The project had a multi-model complex which we used to find and design possible drug candidates that can effectively inhibit a target protein or an enzyme without being toxic to the human body. Won the finalist award in the National Science Fair.
Competitive Bridge player, School Bridge Team Captain, and Bridge Club President.
Won several local tournaments and competed at national and city-wide competitions(Placed high in several competitions). Attended numerous national bridge camps. Taught bridge at the school club.
Interned at a major software company in Turkey. Worked on mathematical modeling, human-robot interaction, and machine learning projects.
Attended Quantum Physics and Computer Engineering Classes. Got good grades from both classes and was awarded the discretion awards.
Personal Statement: I started to write drafts and my school advisor says it is pretty good for the first several drafts (9-8.5/10)
Math Teacher: I got a pretty good connection with her. She knows me very well and knows
my capabilities in math (9.5-9/10)
CS Teacher: I got a pretty good connection with her as well. She knows how capable and
determined I am. (9-8/10)
Summer School Professor: I got a decent connection with him. He knows how interested in
math, cs, and physics. He is in the MIT physics department. (8-7.5/10)
UC San Diego
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