College Admissions Info

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ‘18
BS, Mechanical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Mechanical Engineering Student at MIT
From: Julian , Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 2 schools
Accepted At: MIT, Penn State
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1450
Highest SAT: 2080
Other SAT Scores:

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: Soccer, Football
Extracurricular Activities: Marching Band, School Band
How Spent Summers:
Volunteer Experiences:
Application Additional Materials:

College Application Essays

278 Words
Tell us about the most significant challenge you’ve faced or something important that didn’t go according to plan. How did you manage the situation? I was chosen to be the leader of the percussion section of the marching band in my sophomore year. I knew it was going to be difficult; not only did I have to lead a group with lots of personality, but also many of them were older than I was. I especially had difficulty...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
131 Words
Although you may not yet know what you want to major in, which department or program at MIT appeals to you and why? Although math and science appeal to me, I find great satisfaction in applying these skills to practical applications. For this reason, the engineering department interests me most. My life goal is to create something that will change the world and the people on it, resulting in a better place to live. The satisfaction I feel after designing...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
124 Words
Tell us more about your cultural background and identity (100 word limit) My parents taught me to always be honest, and at this point in my life I can honestly say that my cultural background, my ancestors, means little to me. My personality has been shaped more by the individuals in my life than society as a whole. I’m only seventeen, and I don’t know what the rest of the world is like, so I don’t feel my...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
133 Words
We know you lead a busy life, full of activities, many of which are required of you. Tell us about something you do simply for the pleasure of it. Listening to music has always been a passion of mine, and when I first learned to play the drums, I fell in love with it. However, as I progressed as a musician I wanted to do more: to compose cadences for my drum line to play. I was then asked by...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
308 Words
What attribute of your personality are you most proud of, and how has it impacted your life so far? This could be your creativity, effective leadership, sense of humor, integrity, or anything else you’d like to tell us about. Curiosity has been my most prominent trait ever since I was young, to the extent that my classmates would get angry with me for asking the teacher so many questions. I tried not to let it bother me, but nearly...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
286 Words
Describe the world you come from; for example, your family, clubs, school, community, city, or town. How has that world shaped your dreams and aspirations? My parents required me to get my first job, but I found I enjoyed working and I soon sought two more jobs, all of which have influenced they way I work and interact with other people. Ever since I started working at McDonald’s, I was amazed by how simple the jobs actually were. I...

Additional Essay Details:
34 Words
At MIT, all of the essays are prompts you have to answer with a word limit, which is why mine are all short. Read my advice section for my recommendations on essays for MIT.

College Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
793 Words
Hi everyone! I really hope my advice can help you. I thought there was NO WAY I would ever get in to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. No way in a million years. But I did, and since that event, and after spending a year here, I think I have some valuable insights as to why that is. I hope you regard my advice very highly, more than anything else you might find in my profile. Despite what you may hear, it’s not about SAT scores or extracurricular activities here at MIT. Let me describe the MIT application review...

My favorite course thus far, and why
34 Words
My favorite course was called 2.00B, which stands for Toy...

What I’d change about my application process
33 Words
Personally, I would have changed how I acted to other...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
47 Words
Get a job. Its easy to forget what that kind of job is like...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
71 Words
I applied for a bunch of scholarships, but didn't get any, so I ended up taking out loans. Be sure to...