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rphoughton
rphoughton
Northwestern University ‘18
BS, Industrial Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Atlanta
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 14 schools
Accepted At: GA Tech, Rice, Northwestern, UNC, W&L U, Vanderbilt
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

2340
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1580
Highest SAT: 2340
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High School Performance

4.00
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country
Extracurricular Activities: Boy/Girl Scouts, School Choir, Debate Club/Team, National Honor Society, Prom Committee, School theater/plays, Student Council / Government
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College Application Essays

I knew that trial number two would have to use less heating time. One of my objectives this go-around was to keep the additional glucose from entering a combustion reaction and turning to carbon, and the only way I could do this was by decreasing the time of heat exposure. Until that day, I had not successfully completed this experiment, but I could already tell that it was going to be a success – the smell of the glazed donuts cooking...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
252 Words
I would like to study engineering in college because math and science, the foundations of engineering, have consistently been my favorite subjects and most successful academic classes. I am also interested in engineering because I feel that the study of engineering provides an educational foundation that can be adapted for different career fields that may not be exclusively engineering. I am attracted by interdisciplinary studies, which is why McCormick’s emphasis on “whole-brain engineering” is especially appealing to me. I...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
513 Words
“But Mom, I HATE duck! There is no way I’m eating duck for Thanksgiving!” said my 8-year-old sister with hands on hips, her face reddening. “I’ll see what I can do, but we have to remember that things here are not the same as they are at home, and we have to be flexible,” my mom replied. I rolled my eyes, knowing that no one in Beijing has ever heard of a butterball, but I believed that she...







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