College Admissions Info

laura
laura
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ‘18
BS, Computer Science, Astronomy and Astrophysics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Aspiring data scientist with interests in astronomy and cognitive sciences
From: Mendham , New Jersey
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 2 schools
Accepted At: MIT, UChicago
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

2330
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1570
Highest SAT: 2330
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High School Performance

4.50
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: American Cancer Society, Drama Production Crew, Marching Band, Science Club/Team
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College Application Essays

My grandparents’ house is not nearly big enough to fit my entire family on holidays. The air conditioning doesn’t work nearly well enough to combat the heat of Florida in July. The bulkhead isn’t nearly strong enough to keep the St. John’s River from slowly eroding the backyard. My grandparents’ house is not nearly as spectacular, exotic, or luxurious as any number of potential vacations I can imagine, and yet I always opt to return each winter,...









College Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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Research, Dance...





My favorite course thus far, and why
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Introduction to Astrophysics (8.282): This class was HARD. It's the hardest I've ever worked in a course, and I feel so proud to have finished with a B, especially since I saw such an improvement from...





5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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Passionate, busy,...





What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
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Actual, huge "college parties" exist if you seek them out. If you're not a party...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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I only interviewed with MIT (it's not as big a thing with UChicago), and my interview was great! We met up at a...