College Admissions Info

Princeton University, ‘17
BS, Chemical Engineering, Biological Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Current Engineering Student with a wide array of interests in sports and
From: New City , New York
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Prefer Not to Share
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 13 schools
Accepted At: Princeton, CMU, Columbia, Cornell, Stanford, Brown, Dartmouth, UPenn
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1600
Highest SAT: 2400
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 10%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Fencing, Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: 4-H, Debate Club/Team, DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), Hospital Volunteer, National Honor Society, Marching Band, Science Club/Team
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College Application Essays

Every day my morning routine would be the same; wake up, get dressed, brush teeth, turn on light for algae. My algae seemed to penetrate every section of my life, and my morning schedule was no exception. When I first read about biodiesel I was hooked. When I read about algal biodiesel, I was amazed. The idea of these tiny organisms providing our society with fuel perplexed me. Had I not read the data in different journals, I may not...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
534 Words
One of the most important duties of any person is service. Service allows us to use our strengths and skills in order to aid others. Living solely for one’s own benefit and satisfaction is the epitome of self-serving, and living in such a manner demonstrates a disregard for others. “Princeton in the nation’s service and in the service of all nations.” Is the recently modified version of Princeton’s motto and emphasizes the importance of helping those in...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
472 Words
From an early age, I borrowed tools from the shed to disassemble anything that caught my curiosity. Immersed in its intricacies and my newfound knowledge, I would leave a trail of pieces behind me moving from one project to the other trying to make connections. On other occasions, assisting my father with simple household repairs or extending the life of our lawn equipment gave me the opportunity to read schematics, evaluate the situation, determine alternative solutions and a plan of...

College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
94 Words
If you are interested in a major relating to science or engineering, look for research experience. There are some paid experiences out there, but there are many free...

Why I ultimately chose my school
204 Words
Princeton University has a ton of characteristics that make it amazing. For one, if you are interested in something, there is a club for it. If there isn't, there is funding for it. Many schools will say this, but when I experienced the activity fair at Princeton and compared it to some of my other experiences at other colleges, I felt...

My advice about getting recommenders
131 Words
A somewhat well known but extremely important tip is that you should not get a recommendation letter from a teacher just because you did well in the class. Your grade in that class is evident enough that you are...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
258 Words
Princeton, NJ is a suburb with very low crime rates. There are places to go off campus like restaurants or a movie theater, but there is so much to do on campus that you rarely have the time to go off campus. When there is really nothing interesting going on on campus (usually during the breaks when most people go home) Philadelphia and NYC are readily accessible. Princeton University even subsidizes trips to Broadway that makes it...

What I’d change about my application process
85 Words
START EARLY! Really, its simple and shouldn't be that hard, but for people like me it doesn't come as naturally. A week before my applications were...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
194 Words
I did not have a private counselor, but I did receive a lot of help from teachers, friends and my parents. I'm not saying that you shouldn't get help from a counselor, but there are a lot of other resources out there. I have had two different types of friends that have had a private admissions counselor. Some...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
66 Words
Everything about scholarships has to do with looking early. Start looking before you even finish your applications. If you are...