College Admissions Info

Cooper Union, ‘18
BS, Chemical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm a rising sophomore chemical engineer at Cooper Union interested in going into medicine!
From: Port Chester , New York
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: Cooper Union, Northeastern, CMU, Tufts, UConn, Stony Brook, SUNY Buffalo, RPI
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1400
Highest SAT: 1980
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Spanish Club, Tutoring/Mentoring, National Honor Society, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band
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College Application Essays

The judges are calling us up one by one, expecting each “performance” to be different from the other. I can feel the tingling sensation in my feet from exhaustion as I stood there, nerves kicking. Everyone was observing the person in the center, but all I can focus on are the beads of sweat going down my back and the tightening of my throat. Without realizing it, I go forward once they call my name to start. I pay my...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
778 Words
I always hear stories about the capers I used to do when I was a kid: put my father’s ties down the vents, stick hair brushes the toilet, stick coins in the lock holes in my parent’s bedroom door and, of course, the notorious spread of baby powder around the family room. The baby powder incident happened three different times. The punishments weren’t pleasant, but I always found out what I wanted to know. To me, all...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
5156 Words
Full answers to Cooper Union questions: 1. How did you learn of The Cooper Union? The first time I heard about The Cooper Union was in the car with my dad sophomore year. We were discussing about possible colleges I should be looking at since I had just decided to veer away from a major in biochemistry and pursue a degree in engineering. I wasn’t sure which engineering I would want to study in college, but I knew I wanted...

Additional Essay Details:
33 Words
Sorry for any grammar mistakes. I couldn't actually find my final copies of these essays and common app doesn't allow you to go back and see what you put down for these questions.

College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
708 Words
After applying to colleges, I had two interviews with two of my top schools: Columbia University and Cornell University. Both were very different in the sense of how they were being conducted. My first interview for college was for Columbia University. I had received an email about an alumnus wanting to talk to me to discuss my interests for Columbia. He had invited me to his office (he was a physician) in a hospital near my town. I remember being so nervous about this interview since Columbia was my dream school and I thought this interview would really make it...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
255 Words
Friendly - Everyone at Cooper Union has a really great attitude and is so nice when you meet them. I can honestly say I have never seen fight ever happen at Cooper and I have never heard of one/been in one. Just a friendly bunch of people. Nerdy - When you go to a school that's known for its engineering division, you do get to meet some nerdy people. I remember when I...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
170 Words
One of the biggest things that I've noticed about Cooper that I had no idea that was going on at the time was the battle between the students and the administration. There has been a lot of tension between the two groups due to the fact that tuition had to be...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
257 Words
Every time I got one of these questions, I really thought hard about what I wanted to say. I didn't want to be like the masses where they said, "It has been a dream school of mine since I was (insert outrageously young age when you probably weren't thinking about what your next meal was)!" I really wanted to show the schools that I knew about not only their academic rigor, but their student life. One of...

Why I declined other schools
235 Words
I decided to attend The Cooper Union to receive my bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. While I got rejected from Cornell and withdrew my application from Columbia after they had waitlisted me, I did get accepted into 7 other schools: Stony Brook, University at Buffalo, UCONN, Carnegie Mellon, Tufts, Northeastern, and RPI. Ever since I could remember, my father told me that I could go to any school I wanted as long...