EO530
EO530,
MIT ‘21
B.S., Biological Engineering
International student that beat the odds
Features Included
3
Essays
9
Schools
6
Scores
3
Advice
2
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown The Hague, Netherlands
GenderMale
EthnicityBlack / African American
First Gen College StudentNo
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
  • University of Maryland - College Park (College Park, MD)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)

Applied for a B.S. in Biological Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Personal Statement
693 Words
Story central to identity
“I am the result of a genetic mutation. I am an albino,” I declared, parsing what I recalled from an excerpt on the Mayo Clinic website. My classmates’ eyes lit up in awe as they surrounded my desk. With sandwiches and juice boxes in tow, we indulged in our usual lunchtime banter, under the glow of warm classroom ceiling lights. “Like the X-Men?” one classmate asked, proudly pointing to his lunchbox. “So does that mean you have superpowers?” another classmate...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
522 Words
Science has been a constant in all aspects of my life. It nurtured me when I struggled with my identity as a fairskinned albino child born to black parents. It filled my days with joy, as I fished for tadpoles to take home to watch grow. It answered my rhetorical questions in the worst of times, when I learned that my sister suddenly died of cardiomyopathy (an enlarged heart condition) one week before her twelfth birthday and as I watched...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
513 Words
Science has been a constant in all aspects of my life. It nurtured me when I struggled with my identity as a fairskinned albino child born to black parents. It filled my days with joy, as I fished for tadpoles to take home to watch grow. It answered my rhetorical questions in the worst of times, when I learned that my sister suddenly died of cardiomyopathy (an enlarged heart condition) one week before her twelfth birthday and as I watched...
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School Specific Advice

More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
53 Words
I feel that I sold myself well by effectively telling my story, however I was particularly...
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My advice about getting recommenders
37 Words
When asking for recommendations, it is always good to provide your...
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What I’d change about my application process
80 Words
My parents' financial situation took a turn for the worse shortly after I had submitted my early applications, so I had go from...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.26
 
Rank
Top 10%
 
High School TypeBoarding
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

Details2 classes and scores

Sports

SportsSoccer, Mountain Biking/Cycling

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesChess, Science Club/Team

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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