College Admissions Info

University of Maryland - Baltimore County, ‘19
BS, Computer Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Randallstown , Maryland
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 4 schools
Accepted At: Rutgers, UMBC, RIT, UMD
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1400
Highest SAT: 1990
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 25%
High School Type: Magnet
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer
Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, Church, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Film, Homecoming committee, Model Congress / Model UN, School Theater/Plays, Student Council / Government
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Creative personal story
514 Words
A somewhat chubby 15 year old tries his hand at doing a balancing act on top of a bench’s head. Surprisingly, he’s pretty adept and manages not to fall off immediately. Possibly as a way of celebrating, he puts up a “hang-10” hand gesture. I ask, “How’s the reception up there?” He replies, “I can’t hear anything up here!” Every other day, I meet up with a few of my friends during lunch on a square of...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
745 Words
If I go into my basement at this very moment, I’ll only be able to see one computer there. It is on, but it doesn’t actually turn on—it blinks with a yellow light. No whirring, no clicking, no blowing out heat. If I open it, I’ll find a thick blanket of dust covering every component there. For a split-second, the idea of harvesting its silicon-based organs comes to mind—I can do it, after all—but...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
651 Words
I’ve been in a steady relationship with my computer for more than a year. No, I don’t find it the slightest bit peculiar— I can safely presume that mostly everyone is in some sort of relationship with the computer they’re with. Depending on the person, their own particular relationship may range anywhere from a reluctant understanding that they need it, to marriage de facto (which, given their short life expectancies, will almost always end in some form...

College Admissions Advice

Why I declined other schools
37 Words
While the large sums of money a school may offer you...

What I’d change about my application process
44 Words
Starting early. Through the Common Application, you can send your application and materials...

My advice about getting recommenders
197 Words
Of course, the first thing is that you get them early-- they have other responsibilities that, by accepting your request, they have to juggle, and it gets harder to make a quality recommendation the closer you are to the deadline with these responsibilities still in the mix. However, what should also be considered is your contributions and reputation...

How to approach transferring schools
98 Words
The first thing that someone should consider when transferring is the kind of courses you're going to be taking at that school versus the one that they were previously...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
73 Words
During college (and even during high school, if you can), you should do internships related to your major in the summer. Unpaid,...