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Enrique_NYUAD
Enrique_NYUAD
New York University ‘19
BA, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Passionate traveler and language lover. Rising junior at NYU Abu Dhabi. Majoring in Political Science/International Relations and minoring in Linguistics.
From: Mexico City , Mexico
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: Parent, Grandparent, Other Family Member
Admission: Regular Decision, Early Decision
Applied To: 13 schools
Accepted At: Harvard, Stanford, Miami, UPenn, Rochester, Yale-NUS
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: English, Spanish, French, Mandarin, Japanese, Italian, Portuguese, Russian

Test Scores

2120
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1480
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High School Performance

3.75
GPA
Top 25%
Rank
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Model Congress / Model UN, Gay/Straight Alliance
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College Application Essays

Some days ago as I was using Facebook, I came across a phrase that momentarily struck me: “Did you know it is impossible to see your face in person? You can only see it in pictures and reflections.” Einstein and Newton would probably slap me if I told them I disagree with this phrase, but I simply can’t see life through such a strictly scientific lens. Of course, I don’t possess magical powers of any sort, but I...









Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
503 Words
When I was four, my mother’s job kept her so busy that I could only see her late at night. Therefore, wanting to compensate for all the time she could not spend with me, she would often bring me gifts from a store next to her office, particularly sticker albums. At one point, I had a pile of albums of all kinds: dinosaurs, planets, reptiles, sports, musical instruments… practically anything one could ever imagine! All of them made me...







Supplemental Essay for UPenn: “Why us” school essay
653 Words
From the very first time I leafed through the world-flag sticker album my mother bought for me as a toddler, I have known the kind of path I want my life to take: exploring every part of our mesmerizing planet, interacting with all kinds of people, and nurturing myself with experiences that will open my mind and help me become a better person. Yet, it does not stop there: the more I travel inside and outside my country, the more...









Supplemental Essay for Rochester: “Why us” school essay
247 Words
I am one of the most determined people I know. Since I was a toddler, I have known exactly what I want to study and the kind of path I want my life to take. This is why the University of Rochester attracts me so much; I want to get the best academic preparation and start focusing on my intended domain of specialization from the very beginning. Although, I am also excited to fully exploit my abilities and discover new...





Supplemental Essay for NYU, Claremont (CMC), ConnCollege, Harvard, Northwestern, Princeton, Stanford, Miami, UPenn, Rochester, WashU, Yale, Yale-NUS: Other
149 Words
On Sundays, I work as a salesperson and (unofficially) a translator at a small stand inside the gift shop of the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. I found this job thanks to a friend I met in high school, whose aunt is now my boss. Through this experience, I have been able to recover a very important part of my roots, learning more about Mexican anthropology and history than I could ever learn at school. Also, by having...



Supplemental Essay for NYU: “Why us” school essay
408 Words
From the very first time I leafed through the world-flag sticker album my mother bought for me as a toddler, I have known the kind of path that I want my life to take: exploring every part of our mesmerizing planet, interacting with all kinds of people, and nurturing myself with new experiences that will open my mind and help me become a better person. Yet, it does not stop there: the more I travel inside and outside my country,...







College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
52 Words
I put my heart into every single part of my application and was very truthful about...





Did you take a gap year? Tell us about your experience.
246 Words
Taking a gap year is an extremely difficult decision, but it is for sure worthwhile if you know how to make the most out of that time period. Looking in retrospective, it was one of the best investments that I have ever made. I spent one academic semester studying Chinese at Beijing Language and Culture University. I was able to do this because I had won a full scholarship at the Chinese Bridge Competition. ...







Why I ultimately chose my school (NYU)
128 Words
I've loved NYU Abu Dhabi from the very first moment I heard of it! While the other universities where I was accepted are also amazing, I decided to go with NYU because the global vision that it gives...





5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!) (NYU)
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Culturally sensitive,...





How I chose schools to apply to (NYU)
105 Words
The key is to see the opportunities that each place offers and make sense of where you would be happiest and where could exploit your potential to the fullest. Reaching out to...





Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred (NYU)
130 Words
This was fortunately not part of my personal experience but I would advice waitlisted/deferred people to send emails to admissions officers to let them know that they are genuinely and profusely interested in NYUAD. (Being deferred in this...