College Admissions Info

Carnegie Mellon University, ‘21
BS, Mechanical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Nerd that's passionate about music, technology, and design
From: Maple Grove , Minnesota
Gender: Male
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: Asian, White Non-Hispanic
Accepted At: Purdue, Case, U of Minnesota, Iowa State, Wisconsin, UCSD
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:

Test Scores

Highest ACT:
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, Marching Band, YMCA/YWCA, School Band, School Jazz / Orchestra
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College Application Essays

My heart began to beat out of my chest, and I felt every muscle in my body tense as I stared at the words in front of me: “Mingle with campers.” I immediately berated myself and questioned why I was here and what I was doing. This place was where I felt the most comfortable but my insecurities were surfacing. For the first time in my life, I was no longer a camper, and soon I would have responsibilities and...

Supplemental Essay for CMU: “Why us” school essay
662 Words
My face lit up as I moved my mouse over and clicked “run” to watch my days of work unfold before me. I had meticulously reconstructed my hometown of Pittsburgh to the best of my memory, but this time with a twist. The player had to navigate through the streets of downtown to Heinz Field to beat both the clock and a pack of brain-hungry zombies. As I loaded up Alice each day to perfect this game, I took notice...

Supplemental Essay for CMU: Unique question posed by school
122 Words
List the books (if any) you've read this year for pleasure. Choose one and in a sentence describe its impact on you. Candide by Voltaire A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut All My Sons by Arthur Miller Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond The Martian by Andy Weir The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka Catch-22 by...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
61 Words
Would have made "Why Us" essays more about the very specific opportunities I would have wanted to join....

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
29 Words
Robotics is great for the tech field but it...

What set me apart from other applicants
31 Words
Didn't brag about accomplishments in my essays or write...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!) (CMU)
5 Words
Nerdy, passionate,...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school (CMU)
30 Words
Most people come here for the incredible STEM and...

What I like about my school’s location and culture (CMU)
21 Words
Pittsburgh is a growing city and...