College Admissions Info

Rice University, ‘19
BS, Environmental Engineering

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Personal statement
  • 4 advice topics

Student Background

An introvert trying to find a place in this world
From: New York , New York
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: Sibling
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Vanderbilt, USC, Dartmouth, Rochester, Wellesley
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1540
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

None reported

College Application Essays

Personal Statement : Place you’re content
623 Words
At 30,000 feet above ground, I sometimes looked through the half-covered window and, for no more than a second, confused the platter of clouds for terrain. It seemed like the sky had its own Antarctica: softer and less ruthless, but nonetheless majestic—a dimension of rolling hills and vast plains powdered with cotton-candy snow. Once in a while, when the clouds parted and the aircraft tilted to the left, the land underneath would briefly peek through, like a child too shy...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
35 Words
I would not apply to so many safety schools just because...

Why I declined other schools
142 Words
I declined two schools that are better known than Rice. One was an Ivy and the other one is simply more selective than Rice (also has a better national reputation). These schools, not coincidentally, were the ones that had my mom's "blessing". But...

Why I ultimately chose my school
58 Words
When I chose my school, I compromised a bit. I turned down schools that had better reputations...

Post-college plans
52 Words
I really want to volunteer with the Peace Corps! Not sure if I'll do this right...