College Admissions Info

JonathanAlter
JonathanAlter
Dartmouth College, ‘21
BA, Engineering Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Dartmouth College '21 - Computer Science and Applied Math Double-Major
From: Westport , Connecticut
Gender: Male
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Accepted At: UMich, RPI
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Test Scores

34
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High School Performance

4.30
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Top 5%
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: School Jazz / Orchestra, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement for Dartmouth, JHU, Cornell, Harvard, Yale, RPI, UPenn, Princeton: Childhood memory, Interest in tech/engineering, Role model/inspiration, Transition to adulthood, Work experience
641 Words
While it can be said that some are born with silver spoons in their mouths, I like to think that I was born with a logic board in my brain. I was fascinated by Windows 2000 computer software at the age of two. My love for tech blossomed into an interest in coding, iPhone jailbreaking, and cybersecurity. While many of my classmates migrated to gaming, I spent my free time surfing tech newsfeeds, such as CNET, and watching Apple’s tutorials...









Supplemental Essay for Dartmouth: “Why us” school essay
87 Words
After college, I hope to run my own tech startup. I am applying to Dartmouth because Thayer is my ideal school for an outstanding engineering education and for accelerating my startup ambitions. When I visited Thayer last August, I had the opportunity to see Dartmouth’s focus on student business, particularly in regards to helping students develop, finance, and patent their goods and services. I like that Thayer’s freshman courses foster collaboration amongst students — an effort essential to the...



Supplemental Essay for Dartmouth: Unique question posed by school
255 Words
My high school was an early adopter of technology use in the classroom but had not made a provision for students when technology went awry. I was part of the first student group to run what we affectionately named the “FixIT” center, but was only ever referred to as the “Help Desk”. Every morning of my sophomore year I arrived at 7 AM to the Library Learning Commons to help students with their devices and Google Apps for Education accounts. For...





College Admissions Advice

Misconceptions I had about college before attending
124 Words
During the application process, many students believe that they cannot have a successful career and live a good life unless they go to a top-tier school. This is simply not true. Although I go to Dartmouth, I...





What I’d change about my application process
199 Words
Start writing your essays early and seek advice from professionals! Common App essay prompts are released in the spring or summer prior to the fall of senior year. Do not wait until fall to begin your applications! The Common App main essay is dense. It is one of the longest essays you will have to write, and is one...





What set me apart from other applicants
177 Words
I grew up in a wealthy Connecticut town where almost every high school senior's parents went to Harvard, Yale, Cornell, or another Ivy League school for either undergraduate or graduate studies. My parents, by contrast, did not attend these institutions. As a result, I was competing against many students to get into prestigious...