Vanderbilt ‘18
B.S., Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
I'm a freshman at Vanderbilt studying Biomedical Engineering, Engineering Management and psychology.
Features Included


Hometown Sandy Hook, Connecticut
AdmissionEarly Decision, Early Action
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken French, Mandarin

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • McGill University (Montreal, Canada)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
Tap/click a school logo above to view essays and advice specific to that school.

Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)

Applied for a B.S. in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

These essays haven't been tagged by school. Click school logos above to see tagged essays.

Personal Statement
655 Words
Childhood memory, One moment that changed you
As my mom and dad tended to my baby brother in the room next door, not only didn’t I miss their attention, I considered myself the lucky one. While the baby’s cries were being tamed, my grandfather and I would begin our work. We constructed the most beautiful cities complete with intricate sidewalks, busy pedestrians and my favorite part, towering skyscrapers. My small hands grasped each Lego block as I balanced on my toes, trying to add another...
Supplemental Essay Using a metaphor
276 Words
My family expressed high expectations of me even in my fetal days. It is a tradition that the oldest living male has the honor of naming the children. My great uncle selected the first name Ivy, to make my full name Ivy Lee. From the moment I was born, I was expected to succeed, and I am reminded of that every time I introduce myself, sign a document, and write my name on my college application. There is no greater...
Additional Essay Details
62 Words
I wrote several drafts of my Common App Essay before finally finding a topic that I liked. After that I used the discarded topics as my supplemental essays for other schools that I applied to. It is good to dump all of your ideas onto a piece of paper, word document or napkin and then just start pouring out your creative juices.

General Admissions Advice

What I like about my school’s location and culture
189 Words
My love for Nashville was a huge part of why I applied to Vanderbilt. In fact, I fell in love with Nashville before I fell in love with the Vanderbilt, which is unlike my experience with other schools I toured. During my sophomore year of high school, my mom took me to the Country Music Awards in...
Recommended summer activities during high school and college
369 Words
I spent 2 of my summers attending college programs at Georgetown and Yale. The program I attended at Georgetown was 3 weeks long, I lived in a dorm with a roommate and went to classes (english, math, SAT, and a lecture series). Programs like these are closest thing to a college experience you can get before actually going to college. You not only live on campus and experience the day to day life of an undergraduate student, but you also get to explore the city/town around it. This helped me decide what I was looking for in a campus and I...
List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
503 Words
I interviewed with Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, and the University of Southern California. My experiences at each interview were completely different. My interview for Vanderbilt was conducted by an alumnus. I got to select the alumni interviewer I wanted to meet with; there is a database that sorts the interviewers by state. I did a little bit of research (quick Google search) on each interviewer so that I could find one that I had something in common with to talk about. I am from Connecticut, and I actually chose an alumni interviewer for the state of New York because none of...

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 10%
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
ACT Score Details
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
SAT Score Details
Converted SAT Score1430
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
PSAT Scores
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details7 classes and scores


SportsCheer/Spirit Squad


ActivitiesStudent Council / Government, National Honor Society, Tutoring/Mentoring, Rotary Club, Student Council / Government, After School Sports Coach
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

Similar Profiles

UC Irvine ‘18

Accepted to UC Irvine, UC Riverside , CSULB

I'm a first generation college student working on my BS in Civil Engineering and went through many obstacles but with hard work and dedication i made and am still persevering on completing my undergraduate degree.
Vanderbilt ‘20

Accepted to Vanderbilt

I'm just a book lover, junk food enthusiast, dreamer, and a busy city girl.
Ole Miss111212
Ole Miss ‘19

Accepted to Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss

I'm a freshman at Ole Miss and a new member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. Do it for Jody
Vanderbilt ‘18

Accepted to Baruch, Binghamton, Brooklyn College, Hunter, Macaulay Honors, Duke, JHU, Northwestern, UPenn, Brown, Cornell, SUNY Buffalo, Rice, Vanderbilt, NYU, Columbia

I grew up in New York City, Bronx and Brooklyn to be exact. I went to pretty big public schools and once you find a supportive yet motivating group of friends, teachers, advisors, and counselors to complement your family, life becomes a whole lot better!
UChicago ‘21

Accepted to UChicago, Mines

UChicago undergraduate aspiring to pursue Molecular Engineering.