tito_ades,
Columbia ‘22
B.S., Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineer, Class of '22
Features Included
3
Essays
1
Schools
7
Scores
3
Advice
8
ECs
4
Sports

Background

Hometown London, United Kingdom
GenderMale
EthnicityBlack / African American
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
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Columbia University (New York, NY)

Applied for a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
"Come on, Tito. You have to improvise." The words run through my mind as I race towards the obstacle. "Okay, tense your core and pull a Double Kong vault. Wait! Not too hard!" My feet land on the ground on the opposite side of the barrier, which happens to be my aunt's car. I breathe out. Parkour is the act of getting from point A to B as efficiently as possible, using your body as vehicle. I love it. It...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
314 Words
Please tell us what you value most about Columbia and why. (300 words or less)
Since I first dipped into the Columbia website, the University has been a sort of figurative bug in my mind. I spent far more time than I should watching Columbia Engineering YouTube videos and possibly even longer scrolling through #Butlerlibrary pictures on Instagram. I came to value Columbia's tight-knit student body and the sheer range of classes I can take, all enhanced by its synergy with the City. My intense search for study opportunities that would take me to Morningside...
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Supplemental Essay: Extracurricular activity
313 Words
For applicants to The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, please tell us what
from your current and past experiences (either academic or personal) attracts you specifically to the
field or fields of study that you noted in the Member Questions section.
When I was 12, I spent countless hours tinkering with a cardboard plane including motors and servos. I thought little about engineering, but just did what I loved. I am still equally entertained by connecting a battery to a motor and watching it spin at stupendous speeds. Gears and mechanisms and sources of power fascinate me, and the prospect of working with them in Columbia's maker spaces lights me up. The really cool thing about engineering though, is the fact that...
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School Specific Advice

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General Admissions Advice

Did you take a gap year? Tell us about your experience.
45 Words
I worked as hard as I could this year to get into the best...
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How I narrowed down my essay topics
35 Words
I simply wrote about topics that were so important to me,...
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How I made up for low grades in high school
55 Words
They didn't end up crazily low, but I didn' think I could target the top 5 unis in...
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High School Performance

Unweighted GPA
4.00
 
Rank
Top 25%
 
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Low one semester/year
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
33
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details5 classes and scores

Sports

SportsBasketball, Football, Track & Field, Rugby

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesComputer / Technology Volunteer, Tutoring/Mentoring, Science/Math, Science Club/Team, Robotics, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Mathematics, Engineering, Science, and Achievement (MESA), Other Club/Activity
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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