College Admissions Info

Carnegie Mellon University, ‘17
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Physics

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 1 supplemental essays

Student Background

From: Green Lane , Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: CMU, Drexel, Villanova
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1520
Highest SAT: 2210
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High School Performance

Top 5%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Lacrosse, Water Polo
Extracurricular Activities: Emergency Medical Service / Fire Dept Volunteer
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Bizarre talent
502 Words
She was sanguine in every way. Her gait had a certain bounce that was unique in that part of the world, and she had the most infectious smile. She spoke very little English; yet her presence and expression communicated more than words. This young girl was named Nosipho, or ‘gift’ in English – and she was certainly a gift to me. Last summer, I embarked on a medical mission in Nosipho’s native country, Swaziland. Over the two weeks I spent...

Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
169 Words
Magic amazes me. Ever since I saw my first magic show as a young child I have been eager to unlock the secrets that magicians hold. As I became older, I began to teach myself sleight of hand – the building blocks of illusion. Basic moves became advanced techniques, and those techniques required weeks to master. Yet there is no magic in a single sleight. Magic is a puzzle – a combination of moves to manipulate a deck of cards – that when...

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