College Admissions Info

Cornell University, ‘20
BS, Mechanical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I went to boarding prep school in Concord, MA (Middlesex) and played three sports, for none of which was I recruited. I also sang and did lots of community service (I was a community service officer my senior year). I was a Peer Tutor.
From: Unionville, PA , Pennsylvania
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: Cornell, CMU, Northeastern, Pitt
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1540
Highest SAT: 2250
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 10%
High School Type: Boarding
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Hockey
Extracurricular Activities: Community Cleanup / Service, Equestrian, Math Team, National Honor Society, Outdoors/Hiking Club, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Yearbook
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College Application Essays

When most people hear “summer” they think rolling oceans, suntans, and beautiful warm weather. It means long, relaxing days on the beach. To me, however, “summer” means something completely different. It means pristine lakes and remote forests. It means spending all day paddling, portaging, or walking alongside (lining) a gorgeous wood-canvas canoe and camping somewhere new every night for six weeks. In short, it means Keewaydin, a summer camp for canoe tripping in the Northern Canadian wilderness. It can be...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
627 Words
I have always had an interest in helping people, animals, and the environment. I grew up on a farm and have been surrounded by animals all my life, and as a little girl, I wanted nothing more than to be a veterinarian. As I grew older, that goal developed, and I wanted to be a doctor. I also participate regularly in voluntary community service through school and was chosen as a Community Service Officer this year. CSOs organize and lead...

College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
hard-working, smart,...

What I’d change about my application process
55 Words
I wish that I hadn't gone so crazy with the recommendations. I asked many people to write...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
104 Words
I love that Cornell, while not gigantic like a lot of state schools, is still big enough to kind of make you feel like you are in a city in the...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
103 Words
Everybody loves ice hockey here. Club hockey is super popular and everyone goes to al the hockey games which is so exciting for me because hockey has always been my favorite...

What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
52 Words
If I were the student body president I think I would try to make resources for...