studentatMIT
studentatMIT,
MIT ‘22
B.S., Undecided
Inquisitive student pursuing a career in science.
Features Included
4
Essays
8
Schools
4
Scores
3
Advice
4
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Memphis, Tennessee
GenderFemale
EthnicityPrefer Not to Share
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • University of Texas - Austin (Austin, TX)
  • Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)
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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

Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you’ve already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.
Prompt: Describe one way in which you have contributed to your community. Excitement rushed through me as I gazed at dinosaur skeletons and an enormous three-dimensional periodic table during my first visit to my local museum of natural science. Slowly, my fifth-grade self entered a lab where a teen in a blue shirt eagerly helped me conduct my first organ dissection. Hours later, I left the museum overflowing with delight: it had been a great day for my ever inquisitive...
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Supplemental Essay: Extracurricular activity
96 Words
Tell us about something you do simply for the pleasure of it.
I see the world through a camera. Since I first held my parent’s camera at 8, photography has been the way I preserve and process life. Through online forums and YouTube, I’ve taught myself photography techniques and how to use Adobe Lightroom and Illustrator. With my camera, I’ve chased sunsets, sunrises, and clouds for the best lighting to photograph friends and food. As an art based on experimentation, I’ve developed a signature style, “sunset meets spontaneous,” which...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
190 Words
How did you first learn about Rice University, and what motivated you to apply?
In the 24 hours I spent with a Rice undergrad, I was taken into a new world as I participated in her the Chemistry of Cooking course. It merged two of my favorite interests: science and cooking. We observed how the guest speaker Rory Pall browned the rice dumplings on the sizzling oil, we smelled the fish sauce, and we tasted the Korean Braised Goat and Dumplings dish. We learned how and where the bacteria thrive in the fermented chili sauce...
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Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
164 Words
Something particular about Duke that attracts you
A four-year-old boy sat across from me in the hospital waiting room, about to have his thyroid removed, leaning on his father’s shoulder with a face of fear and desperation. At Trinity College, specifically as a chemistry major concentrating in biochemistry, I would interact with and contribute to a diverse group, unified by the goal to solve pressing problems. Since Trinity College fosters undergraduate research opportunities and programs, I’m excited to take classes like Biophysical Chemistry (CHEM 302) and...
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School Specific Advice

More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

How to deal with the stress of applying to college
42 Words
Remember that it will all work out and do focus on the period...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
53 Words
Be on the constant lookout for summer opportunities, even if you think you are too "unqualified"...
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What set me apart from other applicants
27 Words
I only applied to schools that I firmly...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.70
(equivalent to 4.00 unweighted)
Rank
N/A
 
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesTutoring/Mentoring, Research, Photography / Film, Science/Math

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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