smayner
smayner,
MIT ‘15
B.S., Chemical Engineering
I'm a senior interested in biotechnology.
Features Included
3
Essays
2
Schools
14
Scores
2
Advice
8
ECs
0
Sports

Background

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

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA)
  • Clemson University (Clemson, SC)
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)

Applied for a B.S. in Chemical Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
250 Words
Art/acting/singing, Failure experience
This year, the most significant disappointment that I’ve had has been with our school’s theatre company. It was the third week of school, and it was time for auditions for the fall play. It is usually up to the seniors to carry the heaviest roles, as they have the most experience. More than that, it is a measure of how well each has mastered the art over the last four years (at least in the students’ minds). I...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
253 Words
The best part about me is undoubtedly my compassion for others. No matter what activity I am involved with, my motivation is focused more toward helping other people than toward myself. Because it is such an integral part of who I am, it has touched all parts of my life, from my family to my friends to my hobbies and extracurriculars. Whether it’s helping underclassmen study for a big test, pulling a friend out of the darkness of depression,...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
242 Words
My family situation, though sadly not unique, has forced me to face some of the dirtiest parts of the world and to push myself above them. My parents divorced when I was seven, leaving me in a home with a working mother and an abusive stepfather. I had to learn how to take care of myself as well as my little sister when I should have been playing on the swing set. I learned that I could not depend on...
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General Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
201 Words
Getting into MIT requires more than simply being smart. The university has been known to turn down students with perfect SAT scores and perfect GPAs because they didn’t have or didn’t demonstrate the necessary qualities to succeed at MIT. The school is challenging: to be able to balance classes alone can be difficult, not to mention extracurricular activities...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
433 Words
MIT is situated in an absolutely perfect location. It sits directly next to the Charles River, which is perfect for sailing and kayaking in the warm weather, and for slow Sunday afternoon walks in any weather. The campus is situated between Boston, with all of its theatrical, educational, beautiful, and gastronomic adventures right across the bridge, and Cambridge, with its eclectic, down-home feel and any number of stores and secret spots just a walk away. Although people tend to get trapped in the “MIT bubble” if they become too focused on schoolwork and jobs, getting off campus is incredibly easy...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.2
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2280
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1550
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details8 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesAmerican Cancer Society, Choir, Church, Community Cleanup / Service, Drama Production Crew, School Theater/Plays, National Honor Society, Student Council / Government
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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