itsryanhogan
itsryanhogan,
Mines ‘21
B.S., Mining and Mineral Engineering
I was a public school student who had solid standardized test scores but a slightly-less-than-solid GPA
Features Included
2
Essays
7
Schools
4
Scores
4
Advice
3
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Canandaigua, New York
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentYes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Colorado School of Mines (Golden, CO)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • Binghamton University - SUNY (Binghamton, NY)
  • University at Buffalo - SUNY (Buffalo, NY)
  • University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology  (Rochester, NY)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY)
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Colorado School of Mines (Golden, CO)

Applied for a B.S. in Mining and Mineral Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

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...
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Supplemental Essay: “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...
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School Specific Advice

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

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General 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...
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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...
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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...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.05
 
Rank
Top 10%
 
Academic Performance in High School Some good some bad
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
33
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
1440
 
SAT Score Details
 
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesScience Club/Team, Community Cleanup / Service, National Honor Society

Experience & Awards

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