College Admissions Info

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ‘19
BS, Mechanical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Rockville , Maryland
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No, Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision, Early Action, Recruited for Sport
Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: MIT, GA Tech, UMD, Emory, UC Berkeley
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

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

High School Performance

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

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Softball
Application Additional Materials:

College Application Essays

Softball is a balancing act. Physical balance -swinging the bat at the right angle and judging fly balls accurately- came easily to me. However, I failed to maintain mental balance. Picking up my first metal bat, I quickly became a pendulum, swinging between extremes: too cocksure or overly self-critical. A rookie at age 12, I was not the speediest, nor the strongest, and definitely not a home-run hitter. Yet, I somehow exceeded expectations of being average. I, reveling in my success,...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
256 Words
Having a sister three years younger who had skipped a grade, who was accepted into a magnet school, and who excelled in instrumental music, history, and written prose, I lacked confidence. My relatively mediocre musical ability remained neglected, and both my second-rate memory and shoddier writing skills didn’t compare. I genuinely felt worthless. Seeking a new path, I turned to athletics, surprising myself and everyone around me when I performed just slightly better than mediocre. Tentatively lifting my first...

College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
19 Words
Internships- start early and gain experience...