The MechEngineer
The MechEngine,
Columbia ‘17
B.S., Mechanical Engineering
I enjoy horseback riding and all things mechanical. I am now studying mechanical engineering at Columbia University.
Features Included


Hometown Pomona, California
EthnicityNative American, White Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken French

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • University of San Diego (San Diego, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • Colorado School of Mines (Golden, CO)
  • California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
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Columbia University (New York, NY)

Applied for a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
292 Words
Childhood memory, Work experience
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,...

General 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...

High School Performance

Top 5%
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
SAT Score Details
Converted SAT Score1470
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details9 classes and scores


SportsCross Country, Track & Field, Wrestling


ActivitiesNational Honor Society, Key Club, Habitat for Humanity
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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