College Admissions Info

University of California - Los Angeles, ‘15
BS, Mechanical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Master's Student in Engineering at Purdue University
From: Bay Area , California
Gender: Male
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: CMU, UCSD, UCLA
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1520
Highest SAT: 2220
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 5%
High School Type: Religious
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Tennis
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College Application Essays

"It seems that some of the most interesting and surprising things in life are born out of irony, don't you think?" remarked my mother during our dinner conversation. As I contemplated the anecdotes she had just shared, I couldn't help but relate her comment to some of my life experiences thus far. As a child, I used to gripe about the unconventionality of my home life and schooling, but now I must admit that I am grateful for all the...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
444 Words
Virtually all of Stanford's undergraduates live on campus. Write a note to your future roommate that reveals something about you or that will help your roommate - and us - know you better. 2000 characters Dear future roommate, It’s going to be wonderful meeting you on orientation day. I’m an only child with a single parent, and I, especially when I was younger, have always wanted to have a sibling. Since I attend a private school that is about...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
506 Words
Living in the 21st century, I experience the products of engineering everyday and everywhere I go. Engineering is a constantly evolving area of study that improves all aspects of life as new innovations and ideas arise. I always have questions and inquiries about why and how things work, and I would love to discover the fundamental building blocks of the inventions and apparatuses our world utilizes. To no surprise, I have a huge interest in engineering because it is a...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
827 Words
What are the unique qualities of Northwestern - and of the specific undergraduate school to which you are applying - that make you want to attend the University? In what ways do you hope to take advantage of the qualities you have identified? Northwestern's atmosphere of studying hard, but also playing hard resonates well with my goal to achieve a well-balanced college lifestyle. Part of my life's ambition is to continuously learn and overcome obstacles because I enjoy being educated...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
264 Words
Please tell us what you found meaningful about one of the above mentioned books, publications or cultural events. 1500 characters Zeitoun is a nonfiction book that accounts a Muslim man's hardships during and after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans. This book enthralled me because of the unique lifestyle that the man, named Zeitoun, braved during this time. While Zeitoun’s family sought refuge during the hurricane, Zeitoun chose to stay behind to protect his home, which I thought was a capricious...

College Admissions Advice

Why I declined other schools
110 Words
When it comes to decide which school to attend, I'd try to make sure the school you choose is affordable because in the end, what you do in college is more important than...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
78 Words
It is always great to show schools that you are passionate about something whether it be academics or extracurriculars. Summer is the best...

What I’d change about my application process
29 Words
In hindsight, taking a heavy courseload senior year might...

What set me apart from other applicants
67 Words
I attended a high school that was not very academically inclined or renowned, but I refused to let that handicap...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
171 Words
I did not use a private admission counselor since I thought it was excessive and unnecessary. However, I later discovered that having one could be quite useful when applying to colleges. Some of my peers did hire private admission counselors and were satisfied with the inside scoop and tips the counselor...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Determined, Well-rounded,...