College Admissions Info

gwiss97
Carnegie Mellon University ‘19
BS, Economics, Pre-Medicine Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a kind person who loves to help others and likes to hand out with friends.
From: Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents, Grandparent
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: CMU, Denison, Pitt, Penn State, Richmond
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Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

1870
SAT
26
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1330
Highest SAT: 1870
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High School Performance

4.21
GPA
Top 10%
Rank
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Lacrosse
Extracurricular Activities: Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), National Honor Society, Homework Heroes
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Place you’re content
674 Words
Describe a place or environment where you are perfectly content. What do you do or experience there, and why is it meaningful to you? 644 words out of 650 Gettysburg, a small town in the middle of Pennsylvania, was the sight of the largest, bloodiest battle in the Civil War. Something about these hallowed grounds draws me back every year for a three day camping trip with my family over Labor Day weekend. Every year, once school starts, I count the days...









Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
115 Words
List the books (if any) you've read this year for pleasure. Choose one and in a sentence describe its impact on you. The books I have read for pleasure this year are Band of Brothers by Stephen E. Ambrose, Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors, by Piers Paul Read, The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien, and The Pacific by Stephen E. Ambrose. Band of Brothers, a true story about the courage of a unit of men in...



Additional Essay Details:
28 Words
This essay (more like a short answer) reflects my interest in history (particularly war books). I also explain how this influences my work ethic and my teamwork skills.

College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
59 Words
I would highly recommend getting a job that provides some personal gain to yourself other than just the...