Princeton ‘19
B.S., Civil Engineering
Hi there! I am excited to help with any part of the college application process. I am interested in Civil Engineering and passionate about volunteering and community service.
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Hometown Rockville, Maryland
EthnicityBlack / African American
AdmissionRegular Decision
Other Language(s) Spoken Amharic

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA)
  • University of Maryland - College Park (College Park, MD)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology  (Rochester, NY)
  • University of Maryland - Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
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Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)

Applied for a B.S. in Civil Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

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A favorite question among interviewers is: what can you tell me about yourself that I would not know if I met you on the street? Well, a lot actually. With just a passing glance, all you would see is a high school student with a short stature and of African descent. If we sat down for a conversation, however, you will discover that I aspire to be a mechanical engineer, that I am a believer in the engineering creed "solve...
Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
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Prompt: What distinguishes Lehigh to make it the right fit for you? Please reply with 150-250 words. For me, success looks like my own global development engineering firm that works on international development projects to provide basic infrastructure to impoverished areas of the world. I believe that attending Lehigh will help me achieve this goal. Lehigh emphasizes interdisciplinary education that makes students well rounded. I am especially interested in Lehigh’s Integrated Degree in Engineering, Arts and Sciences (IDEAS) program...
Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
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Prompt: Why Brown? For me, success looks like my own global development engineering firm that works on international development projects to provide basic infrastructure to impoverished areas of the world. I believe that attending Brown will help me achieve this goal. Brown’s open curriculum and liberal arts philosophy would guarantee that I receive a diverse and multifaceted education that would allow me to reach this goal, while its study abroad program for engineers will allow me to see the...
Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
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In 150 to 250 words, please write about why you are interested in applying to and attending Swarthmore. (250 word limit) For me, success looks like my own global development engineering firm, and I believe that attending Swarthmore is a step in the right direction. Swarthmore has a challenging curriculum that ensures that its students are well equipped for their chosen fields. However, it also promotes a collaborative attitude that creates excitement for education instead of competition that is detrimental to learning. Swarthmore...
Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
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Prompt: Please submit a one page, single-spaced essay that explains why you have chosen Carnegie Mellon and your particular major(s), department(s) or program(s). This essay should include the reasons why you've chosen the major(s), any goals or relevant work plans and any other information you would like us to know. For freshmen applying to more than one college or program, please mention each college or program to which you are applying. Because our admission committees review...
Additional Essay Details
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Prompt: We all exist within communities or groups of various sizes, origins, and purposes; pick one and tell us why it is important to you, and how it has shaped you. (150 word limit) There is no handshake, no secret phrase between immigrants. There is mutual understanding, however, of oceans and borders crossed, of families and homes left behind. There is no shared experience, no single indicator of being an immigrant. However, for me, it is in the eyes. We have...

General Admissions Advice

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
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Princeton is big on service and community involvement. Therefore talking about the...
What I’d change about my application process
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I would have started earlier. I started my application process in late August, but I wish...
Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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I was part of a nonprofit college access program which provided admission counseling among other things....
List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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I had an in person interview with MIT, Princeton, and Washington University in St. Louis, and a phone interview with Brown University. All my interview experiences where positive. I connected with some interviewers better than with others, but...
How I chose schools to apply to
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There are different aspects you should consider when choosing which colleges to apply to such as available...

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