College Admissions Info

jessbardio
jessbardio
Northeastern University, ‘20
BS, Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Electrical engineering BS/MS student with Math/Sustainable Energy Systems minors. Founder of oSTEM@NEU
From: Massapequa Park , New York
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: Stony Brook, Binghamton, Cornell, BU, RPI
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2210
SAT
35
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1520
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High School Performance

4.42
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Math Team, National Honor Society, School Jazz / Orchestra, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Students Against Drunk Driving (Destructive Decisions) (SADD), Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

Like nearly all high school students, I’ve tried to realize who I am as an individual. For me, this included coming to terms with my sexuality a year ago. Achieving this awareness has taken up a good deal of my thinking, and my internet-surfing; I’d use the internet to find some way to validate my feelings, some way to escape, some way to bring my mind to peace. I found it through internet personalities like Laci Green, a...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
535 Words
Ever since I was a baby, I’ve been a very logical thinker; I’ve always had an innate interest in simply “figuring things out.” While most kids were running around and playing outside, I’d happily sit in my living room by myself and count blocks, or carefully piece together intricate puzzles, or think long and hard about which shape fits in which slot instead of recklessly slam the cube into the circular hole. This all set me up...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
566 Words
Ever since I was a baby, I’ve been a very logical thinker; I’ve always had an innate interest in simply “figuring things out.” While most kids were running around and playing outside, I’d happily sit in my living room by myself and count blocks, or carefully piece together intricate puzzles, or think long and hard about which shape fits in which slot instead of recklessly slam the cube into the circular hole. This all set me up...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
172 Words
I’ve had many varying kinds of interests throughout my life. Something that’s always caught my attention, however, was the usage and production of energy. I recognize that energy production is of considerable importance in the modern world, and the need for safe energy will only become greater as technology advances and the population grows. I’d like to get involved in the process of finding new methods of developing cleaner energy, and I’ve recognized that in order...



Supplemental Essay: Other
47 Words
I have many more essays that I've completed for scholarships and things of the like. The ones that have been the most successful were the ones that were genuine, where I didn't try to fabricate something I'm not. Be honest. It'll get you far in this process.

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
187 Words
You'll probably hear this from nearly everyone who applies to college, but.... START EARLIER! I didn't realize how much work had to go into the application process until it was too late. I had to rush a few supplement essays for a few of the colleges I applied to, which might have ruined my chances for...





Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
113 Words
I did not use a private admissions counselor, however I happened to know a very nice woman who works for College Board. She helped me pick schools that she felt would fit my needs,...





How I chose schools to apply to
121 Words
I started off by deciding how far I wanted to be from home and what kind of environment I wanted to be in. I wasn't going to waste time looking at CalTech if I only wanted...





Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
92 Words
Apply to as many scholarships as you can find! I got a whole lot of scholarship money and as a result I only had to take out my...





My advice about getting recommenders
37 Words
Build relationships with your teachers all throughout high school and maintain...





Why I ultimately chose my school
176 Words
Northeastern's got a lot of great opportunities. This is the main reason I chose to attend, and this attitude still holds for me today--with good reason. I've only been in attendance for one year, and already I've found a major that's right for me, I've done some undergraduate research, I'm starting an...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
60 Words
Volunteer, work, play a sport, learn a skill, read books, anything! Just make sure you do SOMETHING, and...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
103 Words
Boston is such a great city! To me it's very clean and very cultured. It's easy to get around by public transportation (not by car... don't bring a car unless...





My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
37 Words
IEEE, SWE, oSTEM. All of them are engineering or STEM-based organizations...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience (Columbia, MIT, UPenn, Cornell)
485 Words
Massachusetts Institute of Technology: It's important to know that you have to reach out to them for an interview, and they definitely accept more people who have interviewed. The chances of getting in aren't 0% if you don't interview, but it's better that you do. Remember the interviewers want to help you get in! They try to play your positive traits the best they can while being honest. My experience was a little rough in terms of scheduling an interview, which is my own fault. I decided to apply to MIT a little later than I should have, which meant my...









Why I declined other schools (Cornell, Northeastern)
63 Words
Quite honestly, it came down to the money and overall compatibility of the school. I narrowed down my choices...





My favorite course thus far, and why (Northeastern)
229 Words
So far my favorite course at Northeastern has been a class called "Embedded Design: Enabling Robotics." This class is a prerequisite for many of the electrical/computer engineering courses that you must take later on. I enjoyed it a lot because there was an integrated lab. two days a week we would usually have an hour lecture, then on the third day we would have a 2.5 hour lab...