College Admissions Info

Georgia Institute of Technology, ‘19
BS, Computer Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Georgia Tech Class of 2019. Studying Computer Science. Working for Google in Summer 2016
From: , Mexico
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Illinois Tech, RIT, Clarkson, Stevens, GA Tech, Case, UMich, Illinois, Colorado, Rochester
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish, English, German

Test Scores

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

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Community Cleanup / Service, Math Team, Science Club/Team, Student Council / Government
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College Application Essays

It was almost 9 at night when my mother's dream came true. She was in the kitchen watching me eat with amazement. Why on Earth was she looking me that way? There was an awkward moment of silence between us. Oh! That's right, I had eaten my vegetables! It all started a typical refreshing Monterrey day, only 104°F, when I jumped on Facebook. Something caught my attention: I came across a picture of one of my shyest friends happily carrying a...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
153 Words
GEORGIA TECH: Since 5th grade, I have stood out for being bright at math. I participated in contests and state trainings that led me to compete in the Mexican Mathematical Olympiad. The methods used to solve these problems stimulate my creativity, capacity for analysis, critical thinking and autonomy. I love math, informatics and physics, and Georgia Institute of Technology has broad programs of engineering, computer science, math and physics. In computer science, Georgia has the "Thread" concept that allows me...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
164 Words
Georgia Tech's motto is: "Progress and Service." What does that mean to you? Since childhood, I've strived to get the best education possible in order to achieve my goals. I was in a bilingual private school. Every year I struggled to do things as best I could, getting the first place of my 220-student generation yearly since first to ninth grade, and attending after school classes simultaneously. I got a gold medal in an international math competition at Argentina in ...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
108 Words
Which extracurricular activity would you prefer to continue in university and why? I would continue training for Mathematic Olympiad-type problems. I have spent the last 7 years of summer vacations studying to solve Math Olympiad problems. Although my family and friends sometimes question the health of my dedication to such an academic hobby, my commitment is unwavering. The methods used to solve this type of problems stimulate my creativity, my capacity for analysis, my critical thinking and my autonomy. Every problem...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
319 Words
Everyone belongs to many different communities and/or groups defined by (among other things) shared geography, religion, ethnicity, income, cuisine, interest, race, ideology, or intellectual heritage. Choose one of the communities to which you belong, and describe that community and your place within it. There are men and women, tall and small, white and brown, shy and outgoing, clean and shaggy hairstyles, local and foreign. We are so different and yet so similar. For some, we are nerds, for others,...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
482 Words
University of Michigan Ann Arbor. I've been very curious ever since I was a little boy. I learned to speak early. When I was two, I asked my mother how the air could move my hair if I couldn't see it. Mom held my nose and mouth and waited for me to be out of breath. In this way, she showed me it was invisible. The same day, I asked why I could only see the moon and the stars...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
79 Words
As an international, applying to U.S. universities is very different compared to schools in my country. Therefore, with no experience, I applied to...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
76 Words
I didn't use a private admissions counselor. As an international, I found out about EducationUSA, a U.S. Department of State network of...