Russ_21_
Russ_21_,
Howard ‘21
B.S., Mechanical Engineering
I'm a sophomore mechanical engineering major at Howard University from Northern Virginia
Features Included
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Essays
6
Schools
14
Scores
4
Advice
1
ECs
3
Sports

Background

Hometown Woodbridge, Virginia
GenderMale
EthnicityBlack / African American
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Howard University (Washington, DC)
  • University of Maryland - College Park (College Park, MD)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
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Howard University (Washington, DC)

Applied for a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Parent

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.
5:45AM: He rolls out of bed and hops in the shower. It’s another Monday morning. “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day if you want to put on weight,” he remembers Mr. Dufresne saying. He works with his Strength and Conditioning teacher to prepare for sports, especially basketball. Then the Uber ride to the school. 7:15AM walking into the gym for basketball practice. Just a light workout this time - the conference tournament is still five months...
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What is the hardest part of being a teenager now? What’s the best part? What advice would you give to a younger sibling or friend (assuming they would listen to you)? In my opinion both the best and worst parts of being a teenager now revolve around the ease of access to information due to the internet. On one hand, the internet affords me the option to learn about any topic I desire. On the other hand, people expect...
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Beyond rankings, location, and athletics, why are you interested in attending Georgia Tech? (max 150 words) Georgia Tech’s biggest appeal to me is the study abroad program. I am certain that studying abroad is something I want to do at least once before I graduate. To my knowledge, Georgia Tech is the best place to study abroad as an engineering student. Additionally, I hope to take advantage of the Greek life at Georgia Tech. I plan to join a fraternity...
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School Specific Advice

How to balance class with social or extracurricular involvements
57 Words
Balance is really a challenge at Howard. I recommend setting priorities at the beginning of each semester...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

What I learned transitioning from high school to college
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Entering college I learned very quickly that I would have to advocate for myself. As a college student you're required to...
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How I narrowed down my essay topics
27 Words
Think about what makes you stand out as...
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How to deal with the stress of applying to college
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I did well by making a spreadsheet to stay...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
3.98
(equivalent to 3.62 unweighted)
Rank
Top 10%
 
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
32
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
1400
 
SAT Score Details
 
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details10 classes and scores

Sports

SportsBaseball, Basketball, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesMarching Band

Experience & Awards

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