College Admissions Info

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ‘19
BS, Chemical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hi, I am from Brooklyn, New York and I play football and Call of Duty. I enjoy Math, Chemistry, and Physics and would like to pursue Chemical Engineering.
From: Brooklyn , New York
Gender: Male
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Dartmouth, Columbia, Macaulay Honors
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1500
Highest SAT: 2160
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High School Performance

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Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Football
Extracurricular Activities: Tutoring/Mentoring, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Choir
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Place you’re content
393 Words
I feel something moving through my body as I kneel in front of Jesus, a mere piece of communion bread enclosed in a fancy case. I cannot explain this feeling, even with the scientific method. There is no hypothesis to state, no procedure to carry out, and no observation to record. All that I feel is serenity, peace, and harmony during my church’s adorations on the first Friday of every month. During church adoration, my dichotomy of science and...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
642 Words
“As soon as I crossed the street from Harlem into Morningside Heights, the teen pregnancy and asthma rate decreased,” Dr. Aponte told us at our first lecture at Hofstra. He had grown up in Harlem, one of New York City’s most polluted and poverty-stricken neighborhoods and was telling us the story about how he became a successful physician. While speaking to us that Monday morning, he pointed at very alarming statistics between Harlem and Morningside Heights. He showed us...

Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
366 Words
It was only until fairly recently that I started to hear Nature talking to me. For a long time, I was blind to her whimsical jokes and clever schemes. You see, she is speaking to all us right now. She is calling our names, like any mother would, but we cannot hear her voice, like teenagers tell their mother when she calls. However, the reason that she is not heard by many is not because the voice is too quiet....

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
284 Words
As I surface from underground with chicken over rice from a nearby halal cart in my hand, I look straight through the main gate on Broadway Avenue. What I see through those large gates is an oasis bustling not with just water from a nearby vending machine in Lerner Hall but a source of intellectual nourishment. It is this air of intellectual curiosity that attracts me the most about Columbia, the same air that Alexander Hamilton inhaled and Barack Obama...

Additional Essay Details:
78 Words
Some advice for these essays is to really reflect on the question when you see it to really get the best possible idea for what to write in your essay. What happens is that when you really find the answer to the question by reflecting, you will not need to do much planning for the essay because it is actually personal to you. I usually freewrote these essays and then looked for grammatical errors and spelling mistakes after.

College Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
102 Words
I think to increase your chances of getting into MIT, you need to really focus in on your math and science grades and really be involved in those fields. Do not...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
9 Words
Driven Excited ...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
67 Words
At MIT, there is such a vibrant student culture. It may not seem from all the assumption people have about...

What I’d change about my application process
26 Words
I would make it actually on the Common...

Why I declined other schools
85 Words
The reason I declined schools like Harvard and Princeton is because I really enjoyed the vibrant life in MIT which was way better compared to those...

What set me apart from other applicants
121 Words
I think what set me apart from other applicants was the fact that I was someone that you would almost never see. I do things that do not correlate like play football, do science and math...