College Admissions Info

Carnegie Mellon University, ‘19
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hi! I'm a freshman at Carnegie Mellon in the College of Engineering.
From: , New York
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 12 schools
Accepted At: CMU, Cornell, UPenn, Stony Brook, Binghamton
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1560
Highest SAT: 2300
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High School Performance

Top 10%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Choir
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College Application Essays

There were plenty of places I thought I’d be by the time I was sixteen. In school? Definitely. Working at my temple? Sure, no problem. But sitting in my bathroom with a box of purple hair dye, watching in the mirror as my mother carefully painted it onto my hair? That hadn’t quite been on the agenda. Somehow, there I was, with the sickly-sweet smell of Splat! Lusty Lavender filling my nose as I tried to rub the...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
732 Words
When I was thirteen, I had an idea: I was going to learn to play the guitar. It wasn’t so much the sound of the instrument that attracted me, as the idea that putting my fingers in certain places could change the sound of the strings—I wanted to see how the guitar worked. Since then, I have also taken up the ukulele, the mandolin, and even the banjo, for the most part just to see how they differ...

Additional Essay Details:
55 Words
For me, it really helped to have spent a weekend at CMU. They ask for a pretty long essay-- a full page, single spaced, so it was important to have enough to talk about. That's why I worked a little bit of a personal story in there, as well as name-dropping professors and research groups.

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
126 Words
For me, as a STEM major-to-be, the most important part of crafting my applications was to make them interdisciplinary. I didn’t want the admissions committee to see me as a science robot, or someone with no emotional...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
83 Words
I've noticed a lot of people going for Scotch N Soda, the theater group which I'm a part of, but groups like Engineers without Borders...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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I'd pick...

My favorite course thus far, and why
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I love my introduction to biomedical engineering course with Professor Chase-- it's...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
137 Words
CMU has an alumni interview program on campus, which I participated in. My interviewer was a computer science graduate, who told me that he "didn't like to talk to people." That made the interview itself pretty hard. He kept telling me...