ojiarichards
ojiarichards,
MIT ‘18
B.S., Aerospace Engineering
Someone who enjoys playing music and has a passion for engineering.
Features Included
3
Essays
12
Schools
9
Scores
1
Advice
4
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Honolulu, Hawaii
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian, White Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken English

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, MA)
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)

Applied for a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
591 Words
One moment that changed you
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....
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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...
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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...
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General Admissions Advice

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

GPA
3.8
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
N/A
 
High School TypeOther Private
Academic Performance in High School Low at first but improved

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2160
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1500
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details2 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesLocal Orchestra / Symphony / Band, National Honor Society, School Band
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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