joshuabrandel,
Rice ‘21
B.S., Mechanical Engineering
I love learning about how things work
Features Included
2
Essays
6
Schools
5
Scores
4
Advice
3
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown San Diego, California
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
  • Colorado School of Mines (Golden, CO)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
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Rice University (Houston, TX)

Applied for a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Personal Statement
585 Words
Anxiety before a competition, Athletic achievement
As I deliberately draw back the taut string of my recurve bow, a faint groan from the strained wooden limbs manages to drown out the commotion of the hundreds of spectators and competing archers. I have attained a state of consummate mental clarity, and every element of the crowded, sunny field fades away except for the small yellow circle twenty yards away. Tensed for my first shot of the day, I can feel the tinges of disquietude tugging at the...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
146 Words
My preference to matriculate at Rice University’s Brown School of Engineering is supported by my desire to pursue higher education in a field whose components have always interested me. Throughout my life and academic career thus far, math has invariably been my favorite subject, its applications in the world holding a particular intrigue. When considering potential future fields of study, I am drawn to engineering due to its excellent versatility—I’ve encountered teachers, programmers, and even lawyers with...
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School Specific Advice

How to increase chances at my school
39 Words
Demonstrate your interest before applying by attending events and signing in, exchanging...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
47 Words
I wish I had taken summer classes at a community college before starting the...
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How I narrowed down my essay topics
34 Words
I ended up writing about something that I really cared...
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My advice about getting recommenders
43 Words
Get mostly recommenders in the field that you are intending to study/work...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.63
(equivalent to 4.00 unweighted)
Rank
Top 1%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
34
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2180
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1510
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details1 classes and scores

Sports

SportsArchery, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSpanish Club, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Student Council / Government

Experience & Awards

Awards Received

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