College Admissions Info

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ‘15
BS, Chemistry

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I absolutely love reading and watching Jeopardy
From: Mascoutah , Illinois
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic, White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Sibling
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 3 schools
Accepted At: MIT
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1340
Highest SAT: 1880
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High School Performance

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Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer
Extracurricular Activities: Math Team, Model Congress / Model UN, National Honor Society, Science Club/Team, Special Olympics, Academic Decathlon
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College Application Essays

882 Words
When I was two years old, my family and I moved to Germany because of my dad’s job. He had been stationed at one of the Air Force bases there. We lived there for four years, getting to travel throughout Europe and seeing incredible things like Neuschwanstein Castle and the Eiffel Tower. Never in a million years would I have given up that childhood, but it was not until I moved back to the states that I realized how...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
170 Words
Being a top school in New York City, Columbia has the ability to offer me many opportunities that many schools cannot. Seeing as I am interested in international marketing and foreign languages, Columbia could help me secure internships at places such as The World Bank Group or the United Nations through the Center for Career Education, which would be extremely rewarding and beneficial to my future. I’m also very interested in the research opportunities offered by the Departments of...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
142 Words
During my Junior year, I decided to join my school’s science club because they had finally added a math team which I was extremely interested in. After I joined, however, I discovered I enjoyed many aspects of the science club. As a club, we participate in several competitions throughout the year, such as Science Olympiad and Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE). Going to these competitions and learning about scientific topics not generally discussed in school, such as...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
351 Words
My goal is to have a career in international business, possibly in finance or another mathematical field. Being in one of the most international cities in the United States would provide me with many internship opportunities, such as the many businesses and banks in DC as well as any non-profit organization, to prepare for that career. I also plan to study abroad, and the Georgetown students I have spoken to are very enthusiastic about Georgetown’s study abroad program. I...

Additional Essay Details:
43 Words
The first two additional essays were geared towards Columbia University. The first one basically answered the question "Why Columbia?". The second asked to expand on one extracurricular activity. The third additional essay was for Georgetown University and was basically another "Why us?" essay.

College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
196 Words
Through my experience with LEDA, I was taught to make a list of 10-12 schools you PLAN on applying to. Three or four should be reach schools, ones that you want to go to, but they're hard to get into. For a lot of people these are your Ivy League type schools. Three or four schools should be target...

My advice about getting recommenders
116 Words
I chose an English teacher I had for 3 years, who knew me fairly well, and who was always giving me advice and trying to help out. If possible I would always suggest having an...