College Admissions Info

The MechEngineer
The MechEngine
Columbia University, ‘17
BS, Mechanical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I enjoy horseback riding and all things mechanical. I am now studying mechanical engineering at Columbia University.
From: Pomona , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Native American, White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: San Diego, Columbia, Mines
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1470
Highest SAT: 2100
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High School Performance

Top 5%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Track & Field, Wrestling
Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, Key Club, Habitat for Humanity
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Childhood memory, Work experience
292 Words
My family has always been one of support and guidance, but it was made evident to me that if I desired something: I was ultimately the one who would have to put in the effort to make it happen. They have bestowed upon me an abundance opportunities and knowledge, but it was during the time spent working with my father that I became fascinated with machines and their inner workings. I have become intrigued by machines such as the world...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
246 Words
I find that low student to faculty ratio offered by Columbia is very appealing because it allows me as a student to get the help I may need. Secondly, it allows me to get to know my peers better and form a close group of cooperative individuals, rather than get lost in the crowd of a much larger class. Another reason Columbia attracts me is that I can be sure that I will be surrounded by intelligent and interesting individuals...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
263 Words
What matters to me and why I value efficiency in all that I do because I know that my time is limited and I intend to utilize it to the best of my ability. I admire intelligence because it enables people to accomplish just about anything, so long as they have the right resources. I believe in the necessity of the will to put in the effort necessary to complete a task. I believe in this because without the will...

Additional Essay Details:
946 Words
Elaboration on an extracurricular activity My family has a long history of being involved in the multiple aspects of racing thoroughbred horses. As a result of this I was given the unique opportunity to learn how to ride and gallop a racehorse. Beginning in tenth grade during the school year, my father, a farrier, took me to a nearby ranch to teach me about the basics of galloping and maintaining a horse. I learned how to tack up a horse,...

College Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
56 Words
My AP Calculus and AP U.S. History teachers wrote my recommendation letters. I repaired my calculus...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
44 Words
All of the people here at Columbia are very friendly and there are...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
30 Words
I joined the Beta Theta Pi fraternity and am...