College Admissions Info

Carnegie Mellon University, ‘19
BS, Neuroscience

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Student-Athlete, Neuroscience Major, Track and Field
From: Hickory , North Carolina
Gender: Male
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: NYU, William & Mary, Wake Forest, Davidson, GWU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Thai

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1490
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 50%
High School Type: Boarding
Academic Performance in High School: Some good some bad

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer, Track & Field , Basketball
Extracurricular Activities: Community Cleanup / Service, Community Cleanup / Service
How Spent Summers:

College Application Essays

“Kids we’re splitting up into two teams,” Rohan, the club head of Soccer for Children instructed, “Max, go over there. Steve, other side.” Steve and I were the two high school students assisting Rohan in running the program. Before Rohan could continue, six-year old Emma exclaimed, “I want to be with Mrs. Stinky Feet!” She skipped over to where I was standing and bear-hugged my leg. Emma was the first of tipping dominos, and in seconds the rest of...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
502 Words
"Goodness without knowledge... is weak and feeble, yet knowledge without goodness is dangerous.... Both united form the noblest character and lay the surest foundation of usefulness to mankind.” - John Phillips (founding father of Phillips Exeter Academy) Through the combination of heart and knowledge, I want to work at Carnegie Mellon University towards becoming the character committed to serving the public good that Mr. Phillips portrays. With my aspirations of becoming a medical doctor in the future, opportunity such as...

Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
700 Words
Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what lessons did you learn? Outburst of the Stools Don’t put it off until later, do it now. He sits in the same desk every day, the one in the back right corner of the plush carpeted classroom. He picks this seat for two reasons. One, he has 20/20 vision, so he doesn’t need a desk close to the Smart board. His classmates who...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
31 Words
Start ALL my essays in the summer, especially the...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
11 Words
Athletics, Singing and...

My favorite course thus far, and why
6 Words
Biology because...

My advice about getting recommenders
18 Words
Which faculty would you feel...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Quirky, Determined,...