College Admissions Info

kcastro
Massachusetts Institute of Technology ‘17
BS, Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Nogales , Arizona
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: MIT, Harvey Mudd, Rice, St. Olaf
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

2070
SAT
32
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1450
Highest SAT: 2070
SAT IIs:
Highest ACT:
PSAT Scores:

High School Performance

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

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Chess, Key Club, National Honor Society, School Band

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Family background
796 Words
I walk alongside my dad as we make our way down a sidewalk in Durango, Mexico. A city bus drives past on the street alongside us. I turn to my dad and inform him that when I grow up, I want to be a bus driver. As any parent would, he responds that that is nothing anyone should strive to be; it is a tedious and thankless job. My dad insists that I pursue an education instead. An education can...











Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
498 Words
For the majority of my life and during all of my time in school, I have lived in the small town of Nogales, Arizona, which is located along the U.S-Mexico border and is relatively isolated from other cities. Nogales has been influenced by both the American and Mexican cultures and a unique culture has developed here. There are many positive aspects to this culture: family values are highly regarded and observed; the community is close-knit; the people of Nogales...







Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
832 Words
1. Discuss the subjects in which you excel or have excelled. To what factors do you attribute you success? The year is 1665; the bubonic plague has returned to England to close the doors of Cambridge and send an anonymous scholar home to Woolsthorpe. There, the fall of an apple will set the scholar to thinking the thoughts that will secure his place in history. Absolute time continues to tick inexorably into the future- the eighteenth century gives way to the nineteenth....











Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
636 Words
2. Discuss the subjects in which you have had difficulty. What factors do you believe contributed to you difficulties? How have you dealt with them so they will not cause problems for you again? In what areas have you experienced the greatest improvement? What problem areas remain? When moving in the direction opposite an electric field, positive charges gain electrical potential energy; but, in the same scenario, negative charges lose electrical potential energy as they accelerate in a direction opposite the...









Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
570 Words
5. Discuss a leadership experience you have had in any area of your life: school, work, athletics, family, church, community, etc. How and why did you become a leader in this area? How did this experience influence your goals? One hundred and six people in uniform march onto the football field. One hundred and six left heels strike the grass simultaneously. On the field, a marching band is a unit that moves and plays in unison for an audience. Off the...









Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
485 Words
7. Other than through classes in school, in what areas (non-academic or academic) have you acquired knowledge or skills? How? There is slight breeze that flows over the field as the propeller of the small radio controlled plane begins to turn rapidly, initiating the process of producing lift. Attached to the top of the white plane are wings constructed of blue Styrofoam. Soon, the plane is moving forward and up into the air to perform a series of maneuvers, including a...







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