College Admissions Info

Princeton University, ‘12
BS, Chemical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Currently a medical student; studied Chemical & Biological Engineering undergrad at Princeton University
From: Dallas , Texas
Gender: Male
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: BC, Yale, Harvard, Stanford, UT Austin, Dartmouth, Duke, WashU
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: English

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1600
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Religious
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Baseball, Football, Basketball, Swimming/Diving
Extracurricular Activities: Math Team, Student Council / Government
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College Application Essays

663 Words
“Boo!” For most people this simple three-lettered word brings to mind Halloween, but to me it has an entirely different meaning. In fact, I use this word on a year-round basis, not for just a few weeks each October, and I can only blame myself. As the oldest grandchild, it was my responsibility (unbeknownst to me as a newborn) to choose how my cousins, siblings, and I would address our grandparents. Only Granddad was lucky enough to escape with a...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
518 Words
(For Princeton: why study engineering?) From the very first day of school in kindergarten, I have always loved learning about math and science. As I learned higher levels of mathematics and studied biology, physics, and chemistry in high school, I realized that just learning to manipulate numbers or memorizing facts about how our physical world works was not entirely satisfying to me. Instead, I want to apply all of this knowledge to the real world. It is interesting to me...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
495 Words
(For Princeton: favorite quote) “I’m a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” Thomas Jefferson The drive home from grade school started out like hundreds of drives before it. My mom picked me up in front of school in the afternoon, and the first question she asked was “How was your day?” I replied with a my typical answer, “Good.” School that day had been good; for me, most...

College Admissions Advice

Post-college plans
51 Words
After college, I applied for and was accepted to medical school. I planned to attend...

My advice about getting recommenders
80 Words
The key to obtaining strong letters of recommendation is to seek out teachers who will write strong letters for your (obviously!). The way to...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
35 Words
Writing Center Fellow (employed; trained to read other students' papers...

My favorite course thus far, and why
58 Words
My favorite course was a seminar (15 students) led by two of Princeton's most famous (infamous?) professors, Robert...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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I did not use a...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
45 Words
I did an alumni interview at virtually every school to which I applied. These...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
64 Words
Final exams for the fall semester are administered in January. That's right! You go home for a 2-3 week...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
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I did not take out loans, but I absolutely applied for any scholarship for which I was qualified. Usually you...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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Do something fun and do...