emily.b
emily.b,
CMU ‘19
B.S., Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, , Mechanical Engineering
Hi! I'm a freshman at Carnegie Mellon in the College of Engineering.
Features Included
3
Essays
12
Schools
15
Scores
5
Advice
3
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown , New York
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Stony Brook University - SUNY (Stony Brook, NY)
  • Binghamton University - SUNY (Binghamton, NY)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
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Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)

Applied for in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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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...
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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...
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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.
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General 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...
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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...
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
8 Words
I'd pick...
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My favorite course thus far, and why
41 Words
I love my introduction to biomedical engineering course with Professor Chase-- it's...
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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...
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High School Performance

GPA
4.00
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 10%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
36
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2300
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1560
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details8 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSchool Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Choir
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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