College Admissions Info

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, ‘19
BS, Aerospace Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Flemington , New Jersey
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: Lehigh, SC, Clemson, UConn, Rutgers, Stevens, Cal Poly, UMD, Purdue
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1430
Highest SAT: 2040
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Key Club, Habitat for Humanity, Science Club/Team, Special Olympics
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Failure experience
621 Words
I stood with the balls of my feet digging into the red foam mat. Slowly, I begin bouncing on my toes with arms hanging calmly at my sides. The official yells “shijak,” and my opponent and I begin to fight. The nerves biting at me before every Tae Kwon Do tournament drain away as the clock counts down and I feel out my counterpart. We exchange kicks, he getting the better of me at the beginning of the fight. I...

Supplemental Essay: Using a metaphor
672 Words
Metaphors have true power to help us understand how we think. An insightful metaphor that has the potential to do great help or great harm is “life is a game of cards, you have to play the hand you were dealt.” Let’s play a game of Texas Hold’em. When the dealer passes out the cards, some of us get the two-seven off suit and some of us are dealt bullets; the absolute best and worst hands in poker...

Additional Essay Details:
408 Words
Discuss your most significant leadership role. Good leaders are people who can create change for the better, but great leaders are people who can sustain that beneficial positive change. In terms of enabling the largest number of people to make an impact on our small part of this world, being the Vice President of Key Club is my most significant leadership role. Key Club, a subdivision of Kiwanis international, is the largest service organization among high school students in the...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
41 Words
Don't wait until the last minute. I know everyone says this, but...

My advice about getting recommenders
40 Words
Don't pick a teacher that you think likes you the best. A...

What set me apart from other applicants
31 Words
Being from New Jersey may have helped me a...

How to increase chances at my school
36 Words
There admission process is objective. From what I understand there are...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
51 Words
Just do something!! You can do community service or work or learn to do something...