College Admissions Info

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ‘17
BS, Mechanical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Engineering student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
From: San Diego , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Pomona, Claremont (CMC), Rice, MIT, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCSD, USC, Vanderbilt
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1590
Highest SAT: 2360
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

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

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Volleyball
Awards Received:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Overcoming a health obstacle
724 Words
When I walked into my first volleyball practice I didn’t know that I was about to start a journey that would change me profoundly. I still remember everything from that day, down to the number of the court I was placed on and the lime green frog t-shirt that I wore. I fell in love on that first day, from then on talking, dreaming, breathing volleyball. At practice, water breaks were my enemy because I had to put down...

Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
411 Words
Hi Roomie! I can’t believe this dream is finally becoming a reality. Soon we’ll be dining at the Axe and Palm and cheering on the football team at Stanford Stadium—Go Cardinal! I’m so glad I’ll have someone to share these great experiences with over the next year. But first, let me tell you a little bit about me. I’ll be very outgoing when we first meet. I love learning about people so I’ll...

College Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
303 Words
I went to a private essay writing counselor, although I'm not sure that ended up being the best idea for me tin the end. The counselor was my SAT writing instructor for I class I had taken the summer before my junior year, and although I had a tremendous amount of respect for him and he was extremely helpful, I think some of the influence he had on my essays was not as positive as it could have been. My biggest regret in my college application process is probably the topic of my personal statement, as it was extremely generic...