starry_aim,
MIT
B.S., Biotechnology
MIT '26, Admitted to Harvard, MIT, Princeton. I love making things, dancing, jamming to music, and baking!
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Essays
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Schools
8
Scores
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Advice
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ECs
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Sports

Background

Hometown New York City, New York
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
Class of2026
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)

Applied for a B.S. in Biotechnology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
Although many an Instagram account has been dedicated to the oddities that occupy the streets of New York, few have yet to witness the caterpillar who migrated to Brooklyn for two hours each Sunday to study the harp. At the age of eight, my fingers first grazed the strings of a harp in my teacher’s Brooklyn loft. Mesmerized by its ethereal, luminous sound, I christened my rental harp, Arabella. Our first few months together were spent in bliss as...
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Personal Statement
256 Words
Extracurricular passion
Give me a screwdriver and a harp - and I’ll make music. Sliding the screwdriver up and down a single string, I recreate the boing of Jerry hitting Tom on the head through a vibrato. Shaking the screwdriver between two strings, I produce the sound of raindrops hitting glass via a tremolo. At first glance, a screwdriver and harp in conjunction may seem absurd, but the musical possibilities are endless. At the age of eight, my fingers first grazed...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
312 Words
Please describe why you are interested in studying engineering at Princeton. Include any of your
experiences in, or exposure to engineering, and how you think the programs offered at the University
suit your particular interests.
I am fascinated by AI's foundations, applications, and ethics, specifically in the environmental field. At Princeton, I would love to pursue these disciplines by majoring in Computer Science through the unique BSE program and earning certificates in Technology and Society, Environmental Studies, and Entrepreneurship. Ever since I was first introduced to Artificial Intelligence at the Stanford summer program, I have found and immersed myself in several opportunities that solidified my desire to pursue AI research/entrepreneurship. . Engineering at Princeton has...
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Supplemental Essay: Extracurricular activity
156 Words
EC Essay
After the 2016 election, I felt an extreme motivation and sense of duty to become involved in the political landscape. I spent days phone banking and writing voting postcards for the 2018 midterms, but I wanted to harness my passion for technology to make change. After scouring the internet and calling local offices for volunteer opportunities, I was selected as the first high school-aged fellow for BlueTech Data, a national nonprofit empowering grassroots campaigns through data science. Using campaign data management platform...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
105 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)
I’m excited about the role technology can play in solving society’s biggest challenges; I hope to one day create AI-based applications, devices, and platforms that can effect genuine change in our communities. At MIT, I would love to major in Course 6-3, obtaining a solid technical foundation upon which to innovate, and minor in STS or Entrepreneurship/Innovation to implement that progress. I would do UROPs at IDSS, studying healthcare data-to-decision-science, and CSAIL, scaling impact with industry. Classes...
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School Specific Advice

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General Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
60 Words
Find a unique activity that you find yourself getting excited about! Instead of doing what everyone at your...
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How I narrowed down my essay topics
90 Words
When you start off, make a list of 5-10 aspects of yourself - extracurriculars, life circumstances, cool things you've done, or just qualities about yourself -...
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How to deal with the stress of applying to college
60 Words
Just remember that you will end up where you are supposed to go. If you're like me and...
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High School Performance

Unweighted GPA
4.00
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
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Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
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AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details5 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTrack & Field

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesResearch, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism

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