College Admissions Info

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ‘18
BS, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, Biological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Profile Overview

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  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
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Student Background

Rising sophomore at MIT, originally from Mexico, and planning to major in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on biomechanics and biomedical devices.
From: Pharr, Texas
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: MIT, JHU, UT Austin
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Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1420
Highest SAT: 2020
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High School Performance

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Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Baseball, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Community Cleanup / Service, Green Club, National Honor Society, Tutoring/Mentoring, Hospital Volunteer
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College Application Essays

Walking into class, I had no idea what to expect, having studied my entire life in another country and knowing next to nothing of the English language. From the first day of my fifth grade year, I knew, much too soon, that it would be a tough school year. Most of my classmates did not speak Spanish, and my teacher would set me apart and give me separate, easier assignments, making me feel inferior to the rest of the class....

College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
195 Words
Be yourself! I know this is cliche, and no one would (or should!) tell you to "not be yourself" in your essays. However, from what I've heard from different admissions officers and college websites, the essays are the most important part about the college application. Try to get your personality across, show you're passionate about what you're talking about,...