College Admissions Info

University of Maryland - College Park, ‘21
BS, Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

The essence of my character isn't measured by my sense of competence or abilities, but fathomed by my unwavering tenacity to overcome and achieve greatness in spite of much unrest.
From: Lanham , Maryland
Gender: Male
First Gen College Student: Yes
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Accepted At: Fordham, Purdue, Pitt, Howard
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Akan, Spanish

Test Scores

SAT Prep:
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 10%
High School Type: Public
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Basketball
Extracurricular Activities: Church, Community Cleanup / Service, Computer / Technology Volunteer
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement for UMD, Howard, Fordham, Purdue, Pitt: Childhood memory, Interest in tech/engineering, Reaching a goal, Story central to identity
106 Words
As a child, I had always pondered about what life in the future held for me. Curiosity always kept me passionate to find out, and held an interesting experience throughout my years of development. Ambitions and goals were persistently the motivation to my drive! It proved advocate towards my passions and desires as a youth, and without a doubt, continues its advent into the present. Despite difficult and hard times, I know God has a purpose for me in this...

Personal Statement for UMD, Fordham, Purdue, Pitt, Howard: Overcoming personal struggle
403 Words
Reminiscing over the past years of my life, entails some of the most harsh realities of life. No words can describe the pain and disdain experienced through the told years. Those same realities became further exasperated and proved onerous, as my father willfully departed out of our lives. You see, we were homeless. The inconsiderate negligence of my father left my brothers and I in shock—for we were still young, and such heedlessness was beyond our comprehension. Despite this,...

Supplemental Essay for UMD, Fordham: Strong beliefs/principles
255 Words
The #BlackLivesMatter movement, from its inception, utilizes its agenda based on an emotional and logical appeal. The whole movement proves legitimate to many followers, and through their present and prevalent exploitation of media, they are provoking many with isolated occurrences of murders of African-Americans by police officers. (The present racism that occurs with regards to callous deeds derive from susceptible beliefs in subconscious stereotypes that may or may not be realistic.) The truth is: All the turmoil and racial tensions...

Supplemental Essay for UMD: “Why us” school essay
344 Words
I am passionately looking forward to pursuing a successful career path in Aerospace Engineering, and an opportunity at this prominent institution would tremendously revitalize my potential, as well as impel the commencement of a career opportunity. Studying and immersing myself in the essence of engineering is a passion. It entails discipline, a trait which I have acquired immensely through life's provocations. A broad knowledge of aerospace engineering, its fundamental mechanics, as well as its applications, is essential in many aspects...

Supplemental Essay for Howard, Fordham: Other
292 Words
Contemplating the bygone years in the streets of Newark, New Jersey, up to this present moment, expounds some of the vast realities of the brevity of life. No detailed amount of words can explain the profound shocks of scenery experienced, not to mention, the constant struggle of the “normal” everyday life. Growing up as a young child, you were exposed to everything. From the scene of police officers chasing down preposterous hoodlums, to women desperately prostituting themselves for money; Reality...

Supplemental Essay for UMD, Purdue, Pitt, Fordham: Other
155 Words
In my study of the application of propulsion system and flight controls, I have come to an important realization of how expedient and necessary it is to model the effects of variant flight conditions upon system operation. With deeper clarification, it is understood that the operation of an engine depends upon the air entering it(specifically, the pressure and total temperature), which is dependent on the flight Mach number, altitude, and the inlet pressure recovery ratio. Furthermore, the embodiment of...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
227 Words
* Please heed the essence of time and do not apply to so many institutions! * Do an in-depth research of all the institutions you plan to apply for admission! * If you are financially needy, apply to institutions that possess massive endowments and award gracious need based aid; this also means you have to be up to par academically, per the institution's requirements and...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
54 Words
* Apply for as many scholarships as made available!/Do not pprocrastinate * Do not settle...

What set me apart from other applicants
19 Words
* Truthful and real *Resolute and...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
137 Words
In correlation, the monetary asset involved in a financial investment corresponds to the inherent investments made towards a attaining a college degree-- via  a college education. For a prospective undergraduate student, a college education may not be that expensive as the...

What set me apart from other applicants
80 Words
To reiterate in layman’s term, prospective high school students need to seriously take the time now to diligently study hard and with passionate...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
117 Words
To essentially and effectively minimize much of a college education’s cost, potential students need to earn college credits, where possible, in high school and Community Colleges, attend summer classes if viable, and advantageously take...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
40 Words
People who focus on something specific, especially something they’re passionate about,...

What set me apart from other applicants
16 Words
Because future success requires deep...

What I’d change about my application process
92 Words
* In your free time outside of school, homework, and extracurriculars, what do you do? Chances are, you watch Youtube, Snapchat, read Reddit, or something else “unproductive.” It...

What set me apart from other applicants
61 Words
* When you have a passion for what you're working on, you accomplish more, you think more creatively, and...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
52 Words
By God's merciful grace and hand in my life, I will be attending college with scholarships...

How to increase chances at my school (UMD)
73 Words
* Competing for admission has increased drastically at the University of Maryland College-Park. * Scholarships are automatically awarded to the top 10% of...

How I chose schools to apply to (UMD, Fordham, Pitt, Purdue, Howard)
34 Words
5 Key components to assess when selecting institutions to...