College Admissions Info

Cornell University, ‘18
BS, Mechanical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Tarzana , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Cornell, Princeton, MIT, UCLA, UCSB, Northwestern, USC, Stanford, JHU, Tufts, Case, UPenn
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Highest ACT:
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer, Swimming/Diving, Volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: Big Brother/Big Sister, Science Club/Team, Jewish Student Union, National Honor Society
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work:
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Childhood memory, Career aspirations
684 Words
"Daddy, how does the water get into the refrigerator?" At the age of four, my relentless inquiries about how things work had exhausted my parents’ knowledge. It was not until my father dismantled the refrigerator and traced each step of the water’s path for me that I was satisfied. As I grew older, I learned how to find my own answers, but that in no way diminished my curiosity. Through the years there have been many projects. Arduino gadgets...

Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
266 Words
“Mommy, I want some garlic flavored ice cream!” said no one, ever! “I want to be garlic flavor ice cream!” I said on the eve of February second, 2014. “That’s disgusting!” exclaimed my younger brother. Why would I want to be garlic flavor ice cream? I’m glad you asked. Customers would walk into a store and ask, “What’s that beige one over there?” only to shrug away from the unappealing response of the shopkeeper. If I could be...

Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
168 Words
It all started when I was nine, and my dad came home with a dune buggy. It was so exciting until, we found out we not only didn’t have the keys to it, but that even through hotwiring it wouldn’t start. It was then that my love for building was expanded to automotive machines. My aspirations have been far and wide, but focused on engineering. I intend to major in engineering wherever I attend, and with my degree,...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
613 Words
About two years ago I began updating and upgrading my computer in order to maintain a public gaming server I built for the game Minecraft. For those of you who have never had the pleasure of taking apart and reconfiguring a computer, I highly recommend it, but let me warn you that by far the most difficult task is gaining access to the hardware itself, which is often sealed behind devious plastic walls, penetrable only at the cost of destroying...

College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
14 Words
Quirky, fun loving, underratedly...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
63 Words
Public/Public School Councilors (at least mine) didn't do ****. She was less than useless and only cared about her...

How I chose schools to apply to
29 Words
Visit the schools. If you know anyone currently there,...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
15 Words
Cornell Baja Race Team...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
50 Words
During High School: Take a college course (preferably not at a community college) and use...

What I’d change about my application process
5 Words

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
58 Words
Research the school and specifically the department you want to enroll in. Name drop like crazy. Be...

My favorite course thus far, and why
3 Words

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
6 Words
The weather...