College Admissions Info

ojiarichards
ojiarichards
Massachusetts Institute of Technology ‘18
BS, Aerospace Engineering

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 2 supplemental essays
  • 1 advice topics

Student Background

Someone who enjoys playing music and has a passion for engineering.
From: Honolulu , Hawaii
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian, White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 12 schools
Accepted At: BU, CMU, Case, Illinois, MIT, UMich, Purdue, RPI, WPI
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: English

Test Scores

2160
SAT
Highest SAT: 2160
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High School Performance

3.80
GPA
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High School Type: Other Private
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Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, National Honor Society, School Band
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: One moment that changed you
591 Words
Deafening cheers erupted throughout the exhibition hall, rivaling the shouting announcer. Signs bearing team names and numbers swayed in the air as mascots jumped and danced. However, none of those signs boasted my team’s number, and our two Buff n’ Blue mascots were nowhere to be found. Our entire section of the bleachers did not move; everybody sat motionless, in a stunned silence, wondering what had just happened. This marked the ending to my first high school robotics season....









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
591 Words
Up until recently, the name Carnegie Mellon was of no importance to me aside from discussions of Andrew Carnegie’s exploits and philanthropic activities in my US history class. However once my guidance counselor listed Carnegie Mellon as a “good fit” school something inside of me wanted to know more. Pursuing this interest opened my eyes to Carnegie Mellon’s true nature: a place where I could pursue my interest in engineering whilst maintaining a passion for playing music. As...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
594 Words
Engineering interests me so much because of what we, as humans, are able to create together. The sheer amount of cooperation and innovation that engineering promotes is why I love being on my school’s robotics team; the collaboration involved lies on a scale I had not encountered before. I had experienced a sense of unity with each of my woodwind quintets, but that was only five people. However, when our twenty plus member robotics team comes together as one...









College Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
18 Words
Choose teachers that know you...