College Admissions Info

lexilou1985
lexilou1985
Massachusetts Institute of Technology ‘19
BS, Mechanical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Born in Florida, lived in Illinois.
From: Naperville , Illinois
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 2 schools
Accepted At: MIT, Illinois
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

35
ACT
SAT IIs:
Highest ACT:

High School Performance

4.50
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Water Polo
Extracurricular Activities: Spanish Club, Best Buddies, School theater/plays
How Spent Summers:
Work:
Awards Received:

College Application Essays

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...





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.

Additional Essay Details:
16 Words
MIT did not have one or two long essays but rather a few short answer questions.

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
10 Words
Try to get...





How I chose schools to apply to
18 Words
I made a color-coded spread...





My advice about getting recommenders
21 Words
Ask early. Your probably told this...





How to increase chances at my school
36 Words
Be yourself. The admissions people want to know about you and...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
27 Words
I only interviewed with MIT. My interviewer had...





What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
20 Words
The housing process is difficult to...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
37 Words
I love the campus itself. It's wonderfully set up and is...