College Admissions Info

Zach C
Zach C
Northwestern University, ‘20
BS, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Mechanical Engineering student who is passionate about engineering design and product innovation.
From: Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Accepted At: Penn State, Tulane
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Highest ACT:
Other ACT Scores:
ACT Prep:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Hockey
Extracurricular Activities: Other Religious Affiliation, Spanish Club, Science Club/Team

College Application Essays

650 Words
As I enter the restaurant, my nose is greeted by the wafting scents of Argentinian-style churrasco. The pleasant aura of smoky carne asado mingles with the warm chatter of Castellano, filling my heart with a congenial sense of belonging. Gaucho Parrilla, a popular Argentinian grill located in the Strip District of Pittsburgh, has been a house of worship for my family ever since its opening two years ago. Back then, the restaurant itself was no larger than my Spanish classroom,...

Supplemental Essay for Northwestern: “Why us” school essay
284 Words
While touring Northwestern, I was blown away by the unique atmosphere on campus. The desire to learn and succeed among students was quite palpable, and I felt driven simply by walking among these pioneers of the future. My appetite to be immersed in a competitive yet nurturing academic atmosphere ultimately drove me to select Northwestern as my top choice. Every facet of the Northwestern curriculum helps facilitate creative interdisciplinary learning; the quarter system allows students to pursue their varied academic...

College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
64 Words
I wrote about a steak restaurant for my personal statement essay as part of the Common App. If you...

What I’d change about my application process
29 Words
DON'T procrastinate your supplemental essays. I did, and I...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
48 Words
There's no need to pay hundreds of dollars for an admissions counselor. Seek out...

What I like about my school’s location and culture (Northwestern)
28 Words
Northwestern is honestly the most well-balanced school in...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!) (Northwestern)
6 Words
Multidimensional, talented,...