College Admissions Info

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ‘20
BS, Economics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a nerdy MIT Undergrad who likes building things and solving problems.
From: Chelsea , Michigan
Gender: Male
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Accepted At: UMich, Brown, Northwestern, UC Berkeley
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:

Test Scores

Highest ACT:
Other ACT Scores:
ACT Prep:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 1%
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer (Recruited), Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Choir, School Choir
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement for UMich, Brown, Northwestern, UC Berkeley: Failure experience, Story central to identity
668 Words
Within the first five minutes of our training, I had already failed. Exiting a calm eddy, I leaned a little too much, and flipped my boat. My Uncle Eric had invited me and my Dad on a white water kayaking trip down the wild and scenic portion of the Rogue River in Oregon. I had never kayaked before and was the youngest by 15 years. Our training lasted two days, and then our group embarked on a five day trip through...

Supplemental Essay for MIT, UMich, Brown: Unique question posed by school
253 Words
One of my personal challenges is to find and do the little things that make a positive impact on those in my various communities. Sometimes it’s as simple as answering late night text messages for Physics help, or giving a welcoming “high five” to nervous freshmen in the first few days of school. One deliciously easy way I improve the lives of others in my community is inspired by my Grandma’s baked goods. Whenever I visited her, it...

College Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
115 Words
Make sure the people like you! Although teachers or other recommenders will almost always write positive letters of rec for any student, if the person really likes you they will be sure to put in...

How I chose schools to apply to
39 Words
Only apply to schools you really could see yourself at. If you...

What I’d change about my application process
41 Words
I wish I got started earlier. Things can get really busy senior...

How to increase chances at my school (MIT)
45 Words
There are a lot of nerdy people here, but that's not everyone. MIT is...