College Admissions Info

Baylor University, ‘17
BS, Mechanical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a Christian who also functions as a sports-loving Mechanical Engineering Student at Baylor.
From: San Diego , California
Gender: Male
First Gen College Student: Yes
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Accepted At: Texas A&M, UC Irvine, UCSD, UCSB
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Highest ACT:
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High School Performance

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

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Baseball
Extracurricular Activities: Other Religious Affiliation
Awards Received:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement for UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UCSD, UCSB: Diversity statement
553 Words
For four years, I have been a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes club at Torrey Pines High School. After going to the club several times as a freshman, I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to get more involved. I was Vice President of the club last year, and this year I have taken over as President. This club, this little world of mine, is important to me because it combines the two things I am most...

College Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
233 Words
My favorite course in college thus far was Fluid Mechanics, which I took last semester (Spring 2016). It is a required course in the Mechanical Engineering degree program. Mechanical Engineering is essentially divided into two components: solids and fluids. Solids courses include statics, dynamics, strength of materials, and machine design. Fluids courses include thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and energy systems design. Coming into college, I knew very little about the...

How I chose schools to apply to
108 Words
I applied to 5 University of California schools and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, because they were highly-ranked schools that provided me with in-state tuition. I applied to Texas A&M because it...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
159 Words
I am President of the Bear Pit, the student section for Baylor Men's and Women's Basketball. I have always loved college basketball, so when I got to Baylor, I wanted to get involved in our student section and help to make it better. I go to almost every...

Why I ultimately chose my school
234 Words
My top two college choices were UCLA and UC Berkeley, which both denied me. I ended up choosing between UC Santa Barbara and Baylor. I liked UCSB because the campus was beautiful and in a really nice location right on the coast, had a reputable engineering program, and had some school spirit for sports like soccer and basketball (no football team). I didn't like that UCSB is a party school...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
184 Words
Baylor is in Waco, Texas, which at first does not seem like a place with lots of things to do, but it actually is. If you like being outdoors at all, Waco is a great place. Cameron Park is the second-largest city park in the nation (after Central Park in NYC), and there are SO...