College Admissions Info

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, ‘16
BS, Environmental Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I love to paint, play video games, and take care of my garden :)
From: Albany , New York
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No, Other Family Member
Admission: Regular Decision, Transfer
Applied To: 1 school
Accepted At: RPI
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1210
Highest SAT: 1690
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High School Performance

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Top 10%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer
Extracurricular Activities: Animal Foster Care Provider / Animal Rescue Volunteer, Community Cleanup / Service, Tutoring/Mentoring, Computer / Technology Volunteer, Culinary, Gay/Straight Alliance
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College Application Essays

Elizabeth Zeccola Bachelors in Environmental Engineering at RPI Throughout high school I was fully engrossed in graphic design. Artistic ability and a longing to create were what drove my desire to succeed in a highly competitive and inventive field. Everything changed when I was thrown into the vast world of science in 11th grade physics; I found myself loving every minute of it. I struggled through tests and stayed after class for help but I enjoyed the...

Supplemental Essay:
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Example of a cover letter (company taken out for privacy): Hello! About myself: I am a highly motivated and organized individual with a passion for all living things. I like to volunteer my time to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society as a foster parent for sick and/or young animals as well as to Girls in STEM meetings as a role model for young women. There has always been this powerful drive to learn more and it is with this...

Additional Essay Details:
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I try to be as honest as possible but not sound as if I'm complaining or looking for pity. I've been through a lot in my life but I'm definitely stronger because of all the hardships. I hope to convey this in my essays because it shows that I can learn from stressful situations and better myself with the experience, good or bad.

College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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Tired, active,...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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Work! Definitely work!! You will spend a LOT of money going to college, and I'm not just talking tuition. Books, food, activities, etc! My family is poor and I've had to pay for everything, I was really glad I spent most of the summer working and saving up to get me through the year. ...

My advice about getting recommenders
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Go to office hours! Or try to catch the professor while everyone else is leaving! I never understood those students that would walk up to the prof to introduce themselves, the intense awkward silence that followed would make me cringe. Devise a strategy! Stuck on a small problem while doing the homework? Didn't quite catch that last bullet point because the person next to you sneezed or answered their cell phone (like a jerk)? Ask the professor! Start with your...

What set me apart from other applicants
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Passion. It was very obvious in my application essay that I have a passion for learning in general. I don't...