College Admissions Info

somanystruggle
somanystruggle
Massachusetts Institute of Technology ‘19
BS, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, Biological and Physical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences and Molecular Medicine, Mechanical Engineering Technician

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Admit to the class of 2019 at MIT, loves sports, making things, and trying something new
From: Marietta , Georgia
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American, Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: MIT, GA Tech, Johns Hopkins, BU
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Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2020
SAT
32
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1420
Highest SAT: 2020
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High School Performance

4.30
GPA
Top 5%
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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Basketball, Volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: Athletics Organization, National Honor Society, Beta Club, Spanish Club, Science Club/Team
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Creative personal story
634 Words
Every child has heard it. "You have to clean your room because it's my room. You're just staying in it. You can't do what you want." Or after a fight with the parents they say "You're so selfish. I've given you so many things. But I bought them. They're mine. I can easily take them away." And then after one of those one of those fights, or when it's raining or snowing out, or when I need to clear my...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
350 Words
(I wrote this specifically for Johns Hopkins University, as they were the only place that asked for this) With a strong background in math and science, I was sure I wanted to go into engineering when I attended college. For right now I'm settled biomedical engineering or the like. But as someone with other interests, especially that of learning another language (I'm currently working on Spanish), I have been interested in studying abroad as well. For most schools, the rigor...





Additional Essay Details:
106 Words
MIT is not on the common application, therefore they ask different essay questions, such as "what do you do for fun?" in which I wrote about going to this garage-like music venue to watch local bands perform frequently with friends. Other essays include ideas for a major and what world we specifically come from, which can consist of a unique personal story, talking about moving states or countries, family situations, a unique opportunity given to you, anything really. Just make...



College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
197 Words
Even though I got into the school of my choice, I really regret waiting until the last moment to submit my application. Especially since MIT does not use the common application and my other colleges I applied to did, I had to juggle putting information into two different application sites, along with keeping up with my school work and...





What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
41 Words
MIT does housing weird. When you first come on campus for orientation,...





Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
17 Words
I did not, not like...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
51 Words
For the love of god, get a job. Personal expenses are, well, expensive, so having...





How I chose schools to apply to
194 Words
You should always choose some reach schools, likelies, and safety schools like any guidance counselor will tell you. I wanted to go into engineering and live in Georgia so Georgia Tech obviously made my list. Cheaper state schools are usually a good idea to apply to, because if you get in there and nowhere else, at least the...