College Admissions Info

talvolk
talvolk
Portland State University, ‘19
Mechanical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I love engineering, photography and technology!
From: Portland
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents, Sibling
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 3 schools
Accepted At: USC, Oregon State, Arizona
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

31
ACT
Highest ACT:
ACT Prep:

High School Performance

4.00
GPA
High School Type: Public
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society
How Spent Summers:
Application Additional Materials:

College Application Essays

Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
208 Words
Geek or Nerd? I never liked to categorize myself as a geek or nerd. In fact, as my perception of the two labels have changed over the years, I find myself struggling to fit into one. In my effort to understand which one I was, I went straight to Google images. The first results showed giant glasses, dinosaur tee-shirts, suspenders and a big nose. Well, I guess they got the nose part right. In some senses, my love of Macs...





College Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
33 Words
A private admissions counselor helps with narrowing down the list...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
8 Words
Interviews at...





Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
12 Words
Applying early usually puts...





What I’d change about my application process
34 Words
Narrow down your list before applying to colleges. It will...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
61 Words
Branch out and explore what your interested in. Summer is a time to try something new and gain...





My advice about getting recommenders
53 Words
Look for recommenders that know your strengths and weaknesses. If they like your work ethic or...