College Admissions Info

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ‘16
BS, Operations Research, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Current undergraduate studying Operations Research & Political Science, directing a non-profit, & interning with the US Dept. of Education
From: New York , New York
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: MIT, Cornell, CMU, Harvey Mudd, Georgetown, RPI, SUNY Albany, Binghamton, Villanova, Stony Brook
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1550
Highest SAT: 2280
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High School Performance

Top 5%
High School Type: Religious
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, Math Team, Mathematics, Engineering, Science, and Achievement (MESA)
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College Application Essays

“Does that mean I failed?” I inquired. I’m sure I wasn’t the first or the last to ask this question. In fact, the man sitting in the passenger seat had probably heard it many times that day alone. He looked over and nodded indifferently. He had known me for a total of six minutes, if that, and yet here he was, shattering my dreams—again. When I slumped into the passenger seat next to my mother, I began...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
51 Words
I wrote about my love for MIT's economics department and the strong women I had met at a summer program I had completed there. The essay focused on how desperately I wanted to go to MIT and showcased that through a knowledge of individuals who either taught at or attended MIT.

College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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Apply, apply, apply to programs at your top choice colleges in the summers leading up to your...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
47 Words
If given the name of your interviewer, look them up beforehand! It's an easy...

What I’d change about my application process
32 Words
Don't apply to schools you know you won't go to!...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
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Talk about a desire to change the world. MIT prides itself on the fact that our engineers do not stay siloed in labs...

What set me apart from other applicants
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I had a sense of humor...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
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I currently co-direct a nonprofit that aims to make...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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I did not use a private admission counselor and neither...