lexilou1985
lexilou1985,
MIT ‘19
B.S., Mechanical Engineering
Born in Florida, lived in Illinois.
Features Included
3
Essays
2
Schools
10
Scores
7
Advice
3
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Naperville, Illinois
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionEarly Action
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)

Applied for a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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In eighth grade, my world was forever changed; that was the year my grandfather finally lost the battle with Huntington’s. Huntington’s disease is a genetic degenerative neurological disease, similar to Parkinson’s, that is impossible to overcome since there is no cure right now. I had known for years that he would eventually be taken from us because of that single faulty gene, but that did not stop my world from crumbling around me when my mother and...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
68 Words
Whenever I have free time, I like to participate in the time-honored tradition of “Binge Watching.” I rarely am willing to commit to a two-and-a-half hour movie, so I end up watching a show… for five hours straight. It is a great way to give myself a break from the constant demand of my workload, because a brain-break is much needed after a week of school and work.
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Additional Essay Details
16 Words
MIT did not have one or two long essays but rather a few short answer questions.
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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
10 Words
Try to get...
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How I chose schools to apply to
18 Words
I made a color-coded spread...
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My advice about getting recommenders
21 Words
Ask early. Your probably told this...
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How to increase chances at my school
36 Words
Be yourself. The admissions people want to know about you and...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
27 Words
I only interviewed with MIT. My interviewer had...
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What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
20 Words
The housing process is difficult to...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
37 Words
I love the campus itself. It's wonderfully set up and is...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.50
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details7 classes and scores

Sports

SportsWater Polo

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSpanish Club, Best Buddies, School Theater/Plays
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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