ruth24
ruth24,
MIT ‘19
B.S., Mathematics
Features Included
3
Essays
7
Schools
7
Scores
5
Advice
4
ECs
0
Sports

Background

GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionEarly Action
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • Ohio State University - Columbus (Columbus, Oh)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
  • University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)

Applied for a B.S. in Mathematics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents + 1 more

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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"The only thing I know for certain...is that I don't know anything. And if I don't know anything, maybe I can't believe anything, either." And so begins my journey into the unknown. I am sitting on a cracked wooden bench beside my friend with my face in my hands. Despite my inner turmoil, I feel the warmth of the sun on my shoulders and hear people laughing and chattering as they change classes at my residential high school. All...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
553 Words
I first discovered the University of Chicago after I took the PSAT as a sophomore and began receiving mail from various colleges. Most of it was thrown straight into the recycling bin, but a few pieces from one college stood out. I remember unfolding a postcard-style, brightly colored brochure that told me about the most epic scavenger hunt in the country, another that was a map of the campus with bookstores and coffee shops marked and described, and another that...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
1093 Words
Reflect on a time you felt or saw the juxtaposition of past, present, and future. I step through the glass doors of Emmanuel Baptist Church, scanning the faces of the teenagers I see for my little sister. Eventually, I realize I’m in the wrong place. I call out to a girl I see, “Hey! Do you know where Beatrice is?” “She’s in the other building,” the girl replies. I make my way to the second building and stand...
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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
80 Words
I should have avoided applying to second-tier schools (ex. Georgia Tech) that I was accepted to but had no chance of affording. I also...
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My advice about getting recommenders
200 Words
If at all possible, choose teachers whom you know well, whom you've worked with on independent projects, and who you trust to know what a college is looking for and reflect that in your recommendation--preferably a teacher who has written successful recommendations for top colleges. I chose a history teacher who had overseen me doing a large history project...
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How to increase chances at my school
58 Words
For those about to start junior year, APPLY TO ONE OR MORE OF THEIR SUMMER PROGRAMS. Women's...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
118 Words
I didn't. I was lucky enough to go to a school that regularly sends people to top colleges. I researched schools, tests, etc. on the internet; I asked my counselor for advice about everything; and...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
355 Words
I interviewed for two schools, MIT and UChicago. For MIT, I contacted my Educational Counselor right away and set up an interview at the earliest possible date. I wore a dressy outfit--blouse, slacks, and heels--and the interview was at a local coffeeshop. My interviewer was very nice and worked as an engineer at the local air force base. He told me immediately that he was just here to do all he could to help me get in, and he asked me to lead the discussion. I told him about why I wanted to attend MIT, about some different extracurriculars, why...
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High School Performance

GPA
4
(no specification of weighting)
High School TypeMagnet
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
36
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2320
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1570
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details4 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesScience Club/Team, Math Team, Student Council / Government, After School Program Coordinator

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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