College Admissions Info

EO530
EO530
Massachusetts Institute of Technology ‘21
BS, Biological Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

International student that beat the odds
From: The Hague , Netherlands
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Accepted At: Johns Hopkins, GA Tech, UVA, UMD, UPenn
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

35
ACT
SAT IIs:
Highest ACT:
Other ACT Scores:
ACT Prep:

High School Performance

4.26
GPA
Top 10%
Rank
High School Type: Boarding
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer, Mountain Biking/Cycling
Extracurricular Activities: Chess, Science Club/Team
Work:
Awards Received:
Application Additional Materials:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement for Duke, Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt, GA Tech, Rice, UVA, UPenn: Story central to identity
693 Words
“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...











Supplemental Essay for Johns Hopkins: “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...









Supplemental Essay for UPenn: “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...







College 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...





My advice about getting recommenders
37 Words
When asking for recommendations, it is always good to provide your...





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...