gmv2023
gmv2023,
MIT ‘23
B.S., Computer Science
First-year student pursuing Course 6 at MIT
Features Included
2
Essays
7
Schools
6
Scores
5
Advice
9
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Plainfield, Illinois
GenderMale
EthnicityHispanic
First Gen College StudentYes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Harvey Mudd (Claremont, CA)
  • University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)

Applied for a B.S. in Computer Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

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.
Amidst a hundred or so 5th graders sitting on beige and off-black tiles in a compact gymnasium, my chubby self turns to my best (okay, only) friend as middle school giants stroll in with their equipment and shimmering doohickeys. He looks back at me with enthusiasm, expecting a show. We feast our eyes on the lengthiest instrument they possess: the trombone. The man behind the brass tubing riffs out an awesomely obnoxious ostinato. It was at that moment we contemplated...
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Personal Statement
98 Words
Story central to identity
Sitting on an inviting carpet, chubby, bushy eye-browed 4-year-old Memo grasps an alien spaceship-looking controller and joins his older brother in taking in the vibrant colors of the CRT television as the song of adventure and wave file fanfares fills the room. Mario Party 2 for the Nintendo 64 was one of the first videogames I ever played, and from time to time, I still find myself resuming the adventure. There are worlds out there to explore; whenever I need to step...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
99 Words
Although you may not yet know what you want to major in, which department or program at MIT appeals to you and why? (*) (100 words or fewer)
After immersing myself in computer science with Mobile App Development this summer, I’m currently interested in artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction, cybersecurity, cryptography, and creatively changing the world with technology. The EECS department, specifically course 6-3, appeals to me because of its broad range of enlightening and intense opportunities that match my interests in computing and electronics. I would love taking 6.034 or 6.9041. I admire MIT’s UROP and would highly value doing research under professor Randall Davis or Shafi...
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School Specific Advice

Why I declined other schools
47 Words
MIT provided me with 100% demonstrated need financial aid, surpassing the offers from other schools...
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How to increase chances at my school
61 Words
I think you really need to show voice in your application and display values that align with MIT's...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

How I narrowed down my essay topics
69 Words
I found it very difficult to narrow down my essay topics because I kept thinking I needed something "unique" and something...
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What I wish I had known as a first generation applicant
52 Words
Applying for college is not cheap! Fees can be up to $90! Save up for college application...
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My advice about getting recommenders
47 Words
Choose teachers or instructors at your school who know you well beyond the classroom....
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
5.00
(equivalent to 4.00 unweighted)
Rank
Top 5%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
33
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
1480
 
SAT Score Details
 
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details2 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesMarching Band, Science/Math, Family Responsibilities, Music: Instrumental, Debate Club/Team, National Honor Society, School Band, Tutoring/Mentoring, Key Club

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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