Angelap9715
Angelap9715,
RPI ‘19
B.S., Nuclear Engineering
Just a weirdo training to be a rocket surgeon.
Features Included
26
Essays
19
Schools
7
Scores
5
Advice
8
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Philly, Pennsylvania
GenderFemale
EthnicityPrefer Not to Share
AdmissionRegular Decision
First Gen College StudentYes
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY)
  • Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology  (Rochester, NY)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • United States Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY)

Applied for a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
229 Words
Bowdoin students and alumni often cite world-class faculty and opportunities for intellectual engagement, the College's commitment to the Common Good, and the special quality of life on the coast of Maine as important aspects of the Bowdoin experience.Reflecting on your own interests and experiences, please select and respond to one of the following topics:


















Intellectual Engagement


















The Common Good


















Connection to Place
At a young age, I became fascinated by the variables of the physical world; the fact that I could control the path of my Frisbee simply by repositioning my body in relation to the wind enthralled me. That is what sparked my interest in physics. I spent my days outside, experimenting with various materials. My friends and I would venture into the forest behind our neighborhood and use it as our personal construction site: we built swings out of old...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
302 Words
Many applicants to college are unsure about eventual majors. What factors led you to your interest? What experiences beyond school work have broadened your interest? (Feel free to elaborate on one of your previous responses.)
At a young age, I became fascinated by the variables of the physical world; the fact that I could control the path of my Frisbee simply by repositioning my body in relation to the wind enthralled me. That is what sparked my interest in physics. This interest set me apart from my peers. While many of my classmates were busy playing with marbles, I was designing intricate tracks and ramps on which my marbles would travel; I spent hours reengineering...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
101 Words
What concept in your anticipated major were you most proud of mastering?
Since I began studying Physics on my own when I was eight years old, the subject has been ever-changing, and therefore I can't really say that I have "mastered" any part of it. The closest I've got to "mastering" any part of Physics is getting the highest grade in my class on the Rotational Kinematics test. I am, however, proud of the fact that I can understand Physics almost as well as I can understand the English language; it's one...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
51 Words
Briefly describe the course(s) you have taken relating to your chosen field.
In my junior year, I took Physics. We studied kinematics (linear and rotational), energy, electricity and magnetism, and friction. Currently, in my senior year, I am in Advanced Physics, where we will expand on the subjects we learned last year, while also learning thermodynamics, optics, and nuclear physics, among other things.
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
44 Words
Since there is a common core curriculum within Engineering, students need not select a specific area until their junior year. We are curious to know, however, if any particular program within Engineering presently appeals to you. If so, please discuss that choice.
I am especially interested in the Engineering Physics concentration within Engineering, because it combines my love for Physics with my fascination for Engineering. The two subjects, in my mind, go hand-in-hand, and I feel like, together, they could help me achieve my career goals.
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
93 Words
Why are you drawn to the area(s) of study you indicated in our Member Section, earlier in this application? (150 word limit)
My adoration for physics and engineering stems from my deep interest in practical math. I am drawn to physics and engineering in particular because I enjoy analyzing the various outcomes that can be achieved through the usage of multiple variables. Engineering is all about solving problems, and physics provides the equations needed to work out any complications that hinder improvement. Physics and engineering are the reasons why planes fly, why lights twinkle, why buildings don’t fall, and why radiation...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
158 Words
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)
I’m a part of many communities: my school, my town, my workplace, my karate association, and numerous school clubs. However, the community that’s forged my character the most isn’t the commonly-experienced atmosphere of high school, or the fast-paced workplace in which I cater to patrons’ demands. The community that’s greatly influenced my persona is the one in which I’ve experienced the most challenges: the fire service. Through my service as a volunteer firefighter, I’ve...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
156 Words
Why Brown? (200 word limit)
I am applying for admission to Brown University because, in addition to my desire to receive a prodigious education, I am intrigued by Brown’s philosophy and educational ideals. The ability to create one’s own curriculum is particularly compelling because it allows each student to become a more well-rounded individual. Furthermore, I like the student organizations that are connected with Brown’s engineering department. The Cubesat Project particularly piques my interest because I have recently begun researching astronautical engineering. ...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
101 Words
What single activity listed in the activity section of your Common Application are you most proud of and why? (150 words or less)
The commitment I am most proud of is serving my community as a volunteer firefighter. Through my service, I have learned the benefits of teamwork, the importance of patience, the necessity of following the chain of command, and the value of levelheadedness. But most importantly, it has given me the opportunity to help those in need. My experiences with the fire service have helped me mature into a more well-rounded young woman; whether I’m responding to an emergency, undertaking...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
44 Words
List the titles of the required readings from courses during the school year or summer that you enjoyed most in the past year. (150 words or less)
The required readings from my AP Literature course that I truly enjoyed were “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man”, by James Joyce; “A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich”, by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn; and “Writing with Style”, by John R. Trimble.
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
23 Words
List the titles of the books you read for pleasure that you enjoyed most in the past year. (150 words or less)
The books I read for pleasure, and thoroughly enjoyed, are “Essentials of Physics”, by George A. Hoadley, and “Killer Angels”, by Michael Shaara.
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Supplemental Essay: Using a metaphor
14 Words
List the titles of the print, electronic publications and websites you read regularly. (150 words or less)
On a regular basis, I read the Bucks County Courier Times and Levittownnow.com.
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
141 Words
List the titles of the films, concerts, shows, exhibits, lectures and other entertainments you enjoyed most in the past year. (150 words or less)
The films I’ve watched within this past year and enjoyed are “Cloud Atlas” (2012), “Godzilla” (2014), and “Guardians of the Galaxy” (2014). The most interesting television shows I’ve seen this past year are “Star Trek: The Next Generation” (1987-1994), “Rookie Blue” (2010-present), and “Sirens” (2014-present). I don’t get to see many live theater shows, but my favorites are “Cheaper by the Dozen” (Presented by New Hope Academy, 2013), “Hairspray” (Presented by New Hope Academy, 2014), and “12 Angry Jurors” (Presented by New Hope...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
255 Words
Please tell us what you find most appealing about Columbia and why. (300 words or less)
Columbia has many appealing qualities. Not only does the university offer a prodigious education, which is something that I desire, but it also has fascinating educational ideals. As an applicant to The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, I am particularly compelled to apply by the opportunity to take more than just engineering classes. Taking extramural courses allows each student to become a more well-rounded individual, which is something that I always strive to be. In addition, the...
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Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
294 Words
For applicants to The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, please tell us what from your current and past experiences (either academic or personal) attracts you specifically to the field or fields of study that you noted in the Member Questions section. (300 words or less)
My adoration for physics and engineering stems from my deep interest in practical math. I am drawn to physics and engineering in particular because I enjoy analyzing the various outcomes that can be achieved through the usage of multiple variables. Engineering is all about solving problems, and physics provides the equations needed to work out any complications that hinder improvement. Physics and engineering are the reasons why planes fly, why lights twinkle, why buildings don’t fall, and why radiation...
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Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
665 Words
"Tell us about an engineering idea you have, or about your interest in engineering. Describe how your ideas and interests may be realized by—and linked to—specific resources within the College of Engineering. Finally, explain what a Cornell Engineering education will enable you to accomplish. (Please limit your response to 650 words.)"
My adoration for engineering stems from my deep interest in physics. I’m drawn to physics in particular because I enjoy analyzing the various outcomes that can be achieved through the usage of multiple variables. Engineering is all about solving problems, and physics provides the equations needed to work out any complications that hinder improvement; Engineering is the reason why planes fly, why lights twinkle, why buildings don’t fall, and why radiation cures cancer. Physics is what helps us...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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Describe what led to your initial interest in the naval service and how the Naval Academy will help you achieve your long range goals, and












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Describe a personal experience you have had which you feel has contributed to your own character development and integrity.
In third grade, my teacher asked the class to write an essay on what we wanted to be when we graduated high school in the then-distant year of 2015. At that time, I had two aspirations: to be a “shark doctor,” and to play violin professionally. The project required that we pick three careers; I was having trouble finding a third, so a classmate suggested that I research the military. Being the naive kid I was, I assumed the military was...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
95 Words
Beyond rankings, location, and athletics, why are you interested in attending Georgia Tech?
The main reason why I am applying to Georgia Tech is the opportunity to major in Nuclear and Radiological Engineering. Not many colleges offer this major, and the subject is something that genuinely interests me. Nuclear energy holds so much promise for advancement, yet has illogically been neglected since the end of World War II. I long to change the general perception that it’s an apocalyptic force and expose its useful properties. I strongly believe that I could achieve...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
75 Words
Georgia Tech's motto is: "Progress and Service." What does that mean to you?
As we approach the third decade of the new millennium, society will face an increasingly demanding world. New obstacles will present new challenges which will necessitate new technologies to produce new solutions. Therefore, a new generation of educated, self-motivated, strongly convicted citizens must be ready to fulfill that need. I wish to serve among these dedicated men and women, to uphold my generation’s duty of progressing the human race toward a future of prosperity.
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Supplemental Essay: Extracurricular activity
154 Words
Briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences.
My most meaningful commitment is serving my community as a volunteer firefighter. I absolutely love every minute I spend with my brothers and sisters; whether we’re training, setting up for a firehouse event, or, most importantly, responding to an emergency, we always find a way to make it memorable. Through firefighting, I’ve not only gained physical strength, but I’ve also learned many important values, all while having fun and being helpful. A specific experience that stands out...
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Supplemental Essay: Extracurricular activity
97 Words
We know you lead a busy life, full of activities, many of which are required of you. Tell us about something you do for the pleasure of it. (*)(100 words or fewer)
I have very little time to myself, but when free time arises, I like to spend it by serving my community. I’m a volunteer firefighter at my local department, and I absolutely love every minute that I spend with my brothers and sisters at the station. Whether we’re training, setting up for a firehouse event, or, most importantly, responding to an emergency, we always find a way to make it memorable. Through firefighting, I’ve not only gained...
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Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
101 Words
Although you may not yet know what you want to major in, which department or program at MIT appeals to you and why? (*) (100 words or fewer)
I’ve always had an interest in engineering, so it only makes sense that the engineering department appeals to me the most. I’d like to study nuclear engineering because I feel that it has not been researched enough; there is so much room for discovery in that area and no one has ventured deep enough into the metaphorical jungle to really unlock its full potential. I feel that society finds “nuclear” a scary word; bombs and death come to...
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Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
256 Words





What attribute of your personality are you most proud of, and how has it impacted your life so far? This could be your creativity, effective leadership, sense of humor, integrity, or anything else you'd like to tell us about. (*) (200-250 words)
Persistence is the quality that I feel the most proud of. When I find an obstacle in between myself and my goal, I don’t allow it to deter me. My persistence makes it much easier for me to attain my goals. For example, I need to pass a certain physical exam in order to be accepted into NROTC; it’s always been my dream to be an officer in the military. When I timed myself in May, I had...
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Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
223 Words
Describe the world you come from; for example, your family, clubs, school, community, city, or town. How has that world shaped your dreams and aspirations?(*) (200-250 words)
Levittown: synonyms include “suburbia”, “stunted”, and “mediocre”. My hometown spans three school districts, contains 42 neighborhoods, and yet covers only 10 square miles of land. Growing up here has greatly influenced my decisions regarding my future plans. Every day, I see the aftermath of the lack of a college education. I watch as my neighbors pile four families into a three bedroom home because they can’t support themselves. When passing by the local bars, I take extreme caution; the vehicles leaving...
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Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
236 Words
Tell us about the most significant challenge you've faced or something important that didn't go according to plan. How did you manage the situation?(*) (200-250 words)
The first time I ever faced unexpected results was when I received my first SAT score. I spent countless hours studying, taking practice tests, and timing myself, and yet my score was dramatically lower than expected. So I studied harder, practiced more, and made sure that I could complete the practice sections in less than the allotted time. The second time, I was confident in my ability to achieve a higher score. However, when I received my score report, I...
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School Specific Advice

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
197 Words
2020 update from graduate me: DO NOT GO TO RPI. The majority of professors don't care about students. The administration cares even less. RPI is currently under investigation for Title IX coverups (sexual assault) and mistreatment of lab animals. Your mental health at this school will deteriorate. If you're a woman, expect to get sexually assaulted; I don't know...
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More Essays

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Personal Statement
670 Words
Story central to identity
When I was a child, I lived in a very hostile household. Every day, I’d watch my biological father brutally beat my mother. After he was done with her, he’d come after me and pummel me unconscious, often for no reason. When I started elementary school, I immediately fell in love with the educational system; no one there would kick me, punch me, harass me, or yell at me. I loved impressing my teachers by showing them how...
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General Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
19 Words
The most popular extracurriculars at RPI...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
112 Words
2020 update from college-graduate me: CLASS SIZES ARE NOT 16 STUDENTS TO 1 PROFESSOR LIKE THEY ADVERTISE. Not sure how they get away with that number, but my smallest core class was 30 students. Largest was over 400....
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How to increase chances at my school
8 Words
You have...
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What I’d change about my application process
35 Words
I would hope that RPI would start doing mandatory interviews as...
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High School Performance

Unweighted GPA
4.00
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypeOther Private
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
28
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2050
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1440
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details3 classes and scores

Sports

SportsMartial Arts

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesEmergency Medical Service / Fire Dept Volunteer, Prom Committee, Yearbook, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, School Theater/Plays, School Jazz / Orchestra, Math Team, Model Congress / Model UN
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Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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