College Admissions Info

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ‘18
BS, Computer Engineering, Computer Science

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Personal statement
  • 3 supplemental essays

Student Background

Things I love: chocolate, tea, sleep, coding, elephants.
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: MIT, Princeton
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Bulgarian, Russian, German

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1460
Highest SAT: 2090
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

None reported

College Application Essays

“Wow, you’re amazing -- you’re a girl who codes! This is so cool!”, said the curly ginger guy from the stand opposing mine at the science fair. It was an innocent remark said with a smile and probably intended as a compliment, but its premise was ridiculous: female engineers and programmers are strange, rare creatures. Yet, it is true. A glance at the statistics shows that last year, there were four girls among the best 50 competitive programmers at...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
15 Words
Dartmouth's "extracurriculars and work experience" essay: wrote about my summer internship at a Boston start-up.

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
44 Words
Princeton's "choose a quote and write about it" essay: wrote on what travelling has taught me, using the Ray Bradbury quote, “See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask for no guarantees, ask for no security.”

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
15 Words
Harvard's "note to your future roommate" essay: wrote about the important/unusual things I do

Additional Essay Details:
997 Words
1. I can teach you how to build a model of a pirate boat: this is one of the peculiar-sounding one-week workshops which I taught kids aged 8-13 during my two-month-long summer internship at Build-It-Yourself. By building their own pirates, flags, sails, and treasure chests, kids learned important engineering concepts, such as splitting a task into smaller modules, which are easier to build. I learned a lot about teaching, especially about finding the right metaphors so that my audience understood me....

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