College Admissions Info

EngineeringEvan
EngineeringEvan
Cornell University ‘19
BS, Computer Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Just an average kid from suburban America.
From: Rockville
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Prefer Not to Share
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: UMD, Case, Johns Hopkins, CMU, Cornell
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Hebrew, Spanish

Test Scores

2130
SAT
35
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1480
Highest SAT: 2130
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High School Performance

3.80
GPA
High School Type: Religious
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Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Math Team, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Debate Club/Team
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Interest in tech/engineering
620 Words
Any sensible child plays with toys; I disassembled them to find out how they worked. As a preschooler, I had no time to worry about the stresses of naptime or the crushing monotony of nursery school. I just had to break open the model car and find the secret to its motion. With the nonchalance of a seasoned pro, I pushed forward. After minutes of struggling to remove the batteries from their seemingly impenetrable casing, they popped out. I took...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
563 Words
Even before I became aware of Carnegie Mellon's excellent reputation, my Uncle Saul (who has a MS and PhD in computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon) has long encouraged me to pursue my studies at this institution. Now that I have narrowed down my college choices, and have had the opportunity to visit Carnegie Mellon, I know that this would be an ideal educational opportunity for me. I have applied to the Carnegie Institute of Technology, though I am undecided as...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
622 Words
For as long as I can remember, my grandparents have come over for dinner on Friday nights. My grandfather has always had a special interest in me, and we have often spoken about things my sisters can not relate to: science, math, and sports. He told me the stories of his upbringing as a fatherless child in the Bronx and how he played basketball and studied engineering at Cornell. He ultimately got a PhD in physics—a completely self-made man....









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
500 Words
I know few people who get as excited about Taylor series or infatuated with bridge designs as I do. Naturally, I am excited to leverage these skills in other areas of my life. One day in my economics class, it suddenly hit me that a simple differential equation could model a concept under discussion. Eager to share my discovery with my teacher, I was disappointed by his response, “I don’t know calculus.” My immediate sadness engendered an understanding of...







Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
302 Words
I know few people who get as excited about Taylor series or infatuated with bridge designs as I do. Naturally, I was excited to leverage these skills in other areas of my life. One day in my economics class, it suddenly hit me that a simple differential equation could model a concept under discussion. Eager to share my discovery with my teacher, I was disappointed by his response that he “does not know calculus.” My immediate sadness engendered an understanding...





Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
593 Words
I know few people who get as excited about Taylor series or infatuated with the physics behind bridge designs as I do. Even so, I had never considered the applicability of my math and science skills in completely different academic areas; that is, until my economics instructor gave a lecture about demand curves. It suddenly hit me that a simple differential equation can model a quantity demanded versus price graph. Eager to share my discovery with my teacher, I was...









Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
409 Words
I yearned to do what most kids do not want to do during the summer: learn. That did not mean I was not going to have fun. Before summer 2014, I had done some Python programming and worked out contrived engineering problems in school. But that was not real. My goal was to get genuine experience in engineering, and work on something with actual implications. SciTech Summer Science Camp at the Technion—Israel Institute of Technology fit the bill. The program...







Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
92 Words
My ancestry traces back to Eastern Europe, where both my paternal and maternal forebears lived. Being Jewish, my family came to America to escape persecution overseas, both by the Nazis and the Russian Czar. My maternal grandparents immigrated through Ellis Island and had to adapt to American culture. My family retains certain aspects of traditional European culture, such as an emphasis on education, practicing Ashkenazi Judaism, and making traditional cuisine, but has embraced American culture. I attend a Jewish day...



Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
102 Words
Waiting for the school bell to ring, I eagerly wait to go home, not to play games, but to cook. I rush to the store to purchase my ingredients, and then return home to cook up my tasty creations. Whether I’m making pancakes for a party, coffee cake for my class, or fondue for my family, I love creating food from scratch. The artistry that goes into cooking makes it a challenge, but a challenge worth taking. I make...



Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
101 Words
The Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department appeals to me the most. Since enrolling in a computer science course at school, I have become fascinated with programming and its applications. My robotic leg project at the Technion helped me become interested in engineering. At MIT, I can study computer programming and electrical and computer systems. I am excited to immerse myself in these fields and learn topics ranging from machine learning to control theory. On my visit to MIT, I...



College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
15 Words
Try to act natural and...





What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
34 Words
Try to touch on all the big things about a...





How I chose schools to apply to
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I applied to schools with highly reputed...





Why I ultimately chose my school
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Good mix...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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Try to find activities that *interest* you! I...