College Admissions Info

Northwestern University, ‘16
BS, Mechanical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm a Mechanical Engineering student at Northwestern University
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 2 schools
Accepted At: Northwestern
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1540
Highest SAT: 2250
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High School Performance

High School Type: Other Private
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Nursing Home Volunteer, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, School Theater/Plays, Multicultural / International Club
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College Application Essays

When I was in second grade, I struggled to learn how to spell the word “BECAUSE.” That darn word kept me off the “spelling wizard” list for weeks. With diligent effort, and a mnemonic device my mother conceived featuring the Mickey Mouse song, I eventually learned how to spell the word correctly. Thanks to that irritatingly catchy jingle, and the magic of spell check, I will never misspell “because” again. Looking back, the real lesson from this experience was one...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
48 Words
I wrote about wanting to go to Northwestern because of the "walls being low" (something an admission officer mentioned). The theme was wanting to do engineering, but being excited that there were other opportunities to work with if that didn't work out, or just in general to try.

Additional Essay Details:
228 Words
For my NU supplement essay I took a phrase from the admission officers "the walls are low here." This refers to the ability to take classes across schools regardless of what school you are in. I was glad this was a part of NU because it provided comfort in my desire to pursue engineering. Should it not work out, I could fall back to a different good school, and even if it did work out, I would not necessarily be...

College Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
105 Words
Students get in to Weinberg first, then other schools. All admission is done through the admissions office though (McCormick office does not have a say on who they take). McCormick...