ronayw
ronayw,
MIT ‘20
B.S., Undecided
MIT 2020. Also accepted at Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, and received two full rides.
Features Included
4
Essays
10
Schools
6
Scores
5
Advice
5
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Portland, Oregon
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of Oregon (Eugene, OR)
  • University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)

Applied for a B.S. in Undecided

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Personal Statement
686 Words
Near death experience
One August afternoon at the cusp of tenth grade, I found myself sliding down an icy mountain slope that sharply sliced off at a cliff jutting at least a hundred feet down. The wind shrieked. I was going to die. So I did the only thing that came to mind: I screamed. Pro tip: when you’re skidding rapidly towards a nasty lethal drop, there’s not much anybody else can do to help, even if you get their attention....
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
508 Words
The Kelly Writers House sparked my initial interest in the University of Pennsylvania. As a writer who has attended and created different local writing opportunities to encourage a flow of creative thought in the community, a bustling hub of energy and enthusiasm for literature appeals to me. Writers House groups like The Body Electric and Penn to Paper seem to encourage the sort of open dialogue that inspires new ideas in writing that I strive to cultivate in my own...
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Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
258 Words
The stage lights burst open, blinding and white. I trembled. I was at the citywide poetry slam, Verselandia, about to perform in front of hundreds. Earlier in the month, I had qualified through my high school’s contest, which I had signed up for because, “Hey, there might be free cookies!” (There were not.) At the time, I didn’t know much about spoken word besides from street performers (this was downtown Portland, after all). But I practiced in front...
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Supplemental Essay: Other
260 Words
Sophomore year, I discovered competition math. The problems demanded both logic and creativity, which I relished. But at a humanities-focused school, which had won multiple Constitution Team national championships, it didn’t seem like others shared my enthusiasm. “What are you doing?” was a common question when people saw me with The Art of Problem Solving cracked open on the school bus. After I explained I was studying math, they’d reply, “Yeah, that’s not really my thing.” To...
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School Specific Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Passionate, innovative,...
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Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
59 Words
I got waitlisted at Harvard, so I sent in a letter discussing a few updates since my initial...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
203 Words
Hi there! I'm currently a freshman at MIT who is loving it here! A year ago, when I applied Early Action to MIT, I was really stressing out, so I'd like to offer up advice on improving your chances at MIT. The admissions office looks for intellectual curiosity, collaborative spirit, and problem-solving abilities. It's okay if you're not an International Math...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
92 Words
I came from a smaller high school in a non-competitive state, so I didn't know anything about how to spend my summers in high school! After coming to...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
109 Words
I was so lucky and got into so many wonderful schools. When I was still deciding, someone at MIT told me that choosing which school to go to is really like choosing which...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.50
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2340
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1580
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesStudent Council / Government, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Community or summer theater/plays, Math Team, Science Club/Team
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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