College Admissions Info

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

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: McAllen
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 2 schools
Accepted At: MIT, Stevens
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1470
Highest SAT: 2110
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Wrestling (Recruited)
Extracurricular Activities: Other Religious Affiliation, Athletics Organization, National Honor Society
How Spent Summers:
Awards Received:
Application Additional Materials:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Bizarre talent
113 Words
I enjoy riding a unicycle for fun. Anytime I feel I need a quick break or to get my mind off something, I hop on my unicycle. I first learned to ride using YouTube videos and a lot of practice in the driveway. I can now successfully ride forward, idle, and hop. I enjoy unicycling because it is challenge for me, and I love working at a new trick or mount over and over again until I finally get it...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
119 Words
MIT's department of material science and engineering appeals to me because I love to make things and I want to learn what materials work best for what types of products and why. I build furniture in my free-time, and one of the constraints I put on myself is to use as many repurposed or unusual materials as possible. This has resulted in several interesting pieces such as a pallet bed and copper pipe shelves. I limit myself in this way...

Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
248 Words
I am the oldest of three children. My parents have been married for 23 years. I have lived in seven different cities and towns since I was born. It has been hard for me to adjust to a new school and new friends every time we move, but it has helped to shape me as a person. I have realized that I want to find a place that I love and can call home. I have enjoyed my current home in...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
287 Words
A Challenge you faced I joined Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) in the spring of 2008 and registered for my first competition in June. In the final match of the tournament I broke my right femur at the growth plate. My parents rushed me to the hospital, where I had surgery the next day. For the next six weeks, I had a full-leg caste and two metal rods in my leg to realign the femur. My immediate reaction was to quit BJJ because...

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