College Admissions Info

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ‘18
BS, Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Bell Gardens , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision, Early Action
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: USC, MIT, Cal Poly Pomona, UC Irvine, UCLA, UCSD, UC Davis, Florida Tech, Tufts, Swarthmore, CSUF, CSULB
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1380
Highest SAT: 1950

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Lions Club

College Application Essays

913 Words
The AP Literature class was noisy as all students discussed William Ernest Henley’s “Invictus,” the summer assignment. Despite the noise, I could not remove my eyes from the poem. The words refused to free my attention. Thus, the reading began. “Out of the night that covers me.” A vague image of darkness grew in my mind. “Black as the pit from pole to pole.” The world around me seemed to gradually disappear. “I thank whatever gods may be.” Henley...

Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
515 Words
Growing up in Mexico, one belief truly comes to mind as I reflect about my environment: only when the individual learns to appreciate the work of his hands can the transition to maturity occur. Each drop of sweat in his face, each cut in his soft fingers, each sore muscle in his delicate body, only resemble his passion and dedication, thus his shift to maturity. Or at least that is the misconception of maturity by the Hispanic community. Maturity, on...

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