College Admissions Info

Colorado School of Mines, ‘21
BS, Mining and Mineral Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I was a public school student who had solid standardized test scores but a slightly-less-than-solid GPA
From: Canandaigua , New York
Gender: Male
First Gen College Student: Yes
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Accepted At: Binghamton, SUNY Buffalo, Rochester, RIT, RPI
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:

Test Scores

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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 10%
Academic Performance in High School: Some good some bad
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Science Club/Team, Community Cleanup / Service, National Honor Society

College Application Essays

Personal Statement for Mines, Binghamton, SUNY Buffalo, Rochester, RIT, RPI: Interest in med/sci/math, Interest in tech/engineering, Story central to identity
617 Words
Ever since I can remember, my family was teaching me to work with my hands and encouraging me to think creatively. My dad always has liked working with tools and solving problems, so it was only natural that I grew up with these traits shaping the way I view and interact with the world. Some of my first memories are of the construction of my house when I was around four years old. My dad was involved with the construction...

Supplemental Essay for Mines: “Why us” school essay
99 Words
The specialized focus, yet large quantity, of majors offered at Colorado School of Mines make it a perfect fit for me. Ever since my first earth science class in eighth grade, I’ve been amazed with how the earth works. During high school, my interests have grown to include engineering, environmental science, mathematics and chemistry, making almost all of the possible degrees an ideal blend of my interests. A Mines education would give me an enjoyable, rigorous academic experience that...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
83 Words
I wish I'd have taking all of my standardized tests during the spring/summer of sophomore year. It was a rough fall having to...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
86 Words
I didn't use a private admissions counselor, and don't think there is a serious need to. For general application questions, I reccomend going to online websites...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
71 Words
While I had no idea opportunities like this existed at all, looking back I wish I had participated, or at least...

How to increase chances at my school (Mines)
61 Words
Make sure to do the optional essay prompt on the online application. While you can get into the...