College Admissions Info

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, ‘18
BS, Chemical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Chemical Engineering Student, VT Class of 2018
From: Herndon , Virginia
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: VA Tech, George Mason, Penn State, IUPUI
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French, Telugu, Tamil

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1530
Highest SAT: 2230
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:
PSAT Scores:
Other Standardized Tests:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 10%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Key Club, Library Volunteer, Math Team, National Honor Society, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Tutoring/Mentoring
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work:
How Spent Summers:
Volunteer Experiences:
Awards Received:
Application Additional Materials:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Issue of personal significance
282 Words
The University Honors Residential Community brings together students who strive for excellence in every aspect of their lives, including academically and socially. These students come from different backgrounds and have different experiences, as well as a diverse range of majors. In order to further advance their academic careers while at the same time providing a space for students’ enjoyment, I would create an It’s Academic Club. I have been in the It’s Academic Club in my school for...

Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
484 Words
My mind is a constant jumble of words. It wasn’t always like this. I still remember the days when writing was a foreign concept, when hours were spent playing with scratched Barbie dolls and drawing stick figures on crisp sheets of paper. I’m still not sure of the exact moment when I started to write. I have a vague memory of writing an awful poem about babies in the third grade. Even more embarrassingly, it was published in...

Additional Essay Details:
792 Words
My freshman year of high school was spent in Chennai, India. To say that moving was a shock for me would be an understatement. Gone was my luxurious townhouse, the smooth paved streets of our cul-de-sac, the shiny new floors of my old middle school. I was greeted with hot and dusty streets, roadside stalls selling day-old flowers, and classrooms with wooden benches and no air conditioning. Of course, this in itself wasn’t really as big of a travesty...

College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
passionate, intelligent,...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
29 Words
I chose to participate in American Institute of Chemical...

My favorite course thus far, and why
41 Words
My favorite course so far was Global Ethics (PHIL 2304) which I took...

What set me apart from other applicants
33 Words
Because I had several jobs and certifications in high school,...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
24 Words
It's important to go beyond your comfort...