College Admissions Info

Notre Dame58279
University of Notre Dame, ‘19
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I love the performing arts (I play tuba + three other instruments, sing, and do theatre), and to unwind I like running, lifting, or long boarding. I'm a pretty easy going guy, but hate not putting 100% into what I do.
From: Titusville , Florida
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: Notre Dame
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish, French, German, English

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1530
Highest SAT: 2230
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High School Performance

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

Sports: Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Choir, Community or summer theater/plays, Junior Classical League / Latin Club, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Marching Band, School Band, School Choir, School Jazz / Orchestra, School Theater/Plays, Science Club/Team, Special Olympics, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Transition to adulthood
596 Words
My shoulders cease to function, and burn like they've never burned before. I, one of only three drum majors, step off my podium and walk off the field, leading the band in the direction of our director. Through the chainlink fence to my left, I catch glimpses of parents, spectators, and classmates. They cheer. Among the cacophony of cheers for the Terrier Sound Marching Band's performance, I hear my name called out as if I was a celebrity. First from...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
18 Words
I want to go to Notre Dame because of its amazing research opportunities, Catholic nature, and amazing academics.

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
39 Words
Notre Dame's Catholic nature would help me grow both spiritually and as a human being to prepare me to make a difference in the world and become a global citizen that acts based on what's right, not what's easy.

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
24 Words
"Princeton in the nation's service." This essay was mainly about how I would use my Princeton education to make the world a better place.

Additional Essay Details:
921 Words
I spent quite a while on every single one of my essays. Since I got a really early start on my Common Application, I was able to afford myself the wonderful luxury of time (something which I never seemed to get quite enough of in high school). I would begin my essay writing process with a brainstorming session for each prompt (no matter how small it was). I turned on my general playlist on Spotify (which contained just about every...

College Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
70 Words
As a low-income student, I did not have access to the luxury of a private college advisor, the guidance counselors at...

How I chose schools to apply to
34 Words
I chose my schools based on educational quality, school environment ...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Driven, open-minded,...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
182 Words
Since Notre Dame is a Division 1 school, Football is obviously super big; it follows that the marching band, which I am in, is also super big (it has members that go to ND, Saint Mary's College, and Holy Cross College). There are also many other great sport to play such a Tennis, Crew, Volleyball, Basketball,...

What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
16 Words
Well my school's pretty perfect,...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
92 Words
At the risk of sounding like someone that doesn't apply himself, this school is mega chill, yo. Before I was able to visit it, I thought that...