thicctartan
thicctartan,
CMU ‘21
B.S., Mechanical Engineering
Nerd that's passionate about music, technology, and design
Features Included
3
Essays
11
Schools
5
Scores
6
Advice
5
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Maple Grove, Minnesota
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian, White Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)
  • Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)
  • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Iowa State University (Ames, IA)
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison (Madison, WI)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
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Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)

Applied for a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Parent

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

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Nerdy, passionate,...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
30 Words
Most people come here for the incredible STEM and...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
21 Words
Pittsburgh is a growing city and...
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More Essays

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General 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....
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
29 Words
Robotics is great for the tech field but it...
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What set me apart from other applicants
31 Words
Didn't brag about accomplishments in my essays or write...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.03
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
31
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details2 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTrack & Field

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDebate Club/Team, Marching Band, YMCA/YWCA, School Band, School Jazz / Orchestra
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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