College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘18
BBA, Business Administration and Management, Finance

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm just a girl from Dallas, TX who wants to manage her own tech firm in the future and retire as a safari park ranger.
From: Coppell , Texas
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Accepted From Waitlist
Applied To: 12 schools
Accepted At: UPenn, Cornell, UT Austin, CMU, Columbia
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Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin, Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1560
Highest SAT: 2310
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Basketball
Extracurricular Activities: Church, Tutoring/Mentoring, Hospital Volunteer, Library Volunteer, National Honor Society, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Computer / Technology Volunteer
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Challenged a belief
77 Words
I stood around for a few seconds, waiting for a spark of guilt to hit me and burn away the fragile confidence I had somehow mustered up before the confrontation. Instead, to my astonishment, a wave of relief drowned out whatever doubts I had. This is my job and I had upheld its values for the betterment of both teams. Fine, maybe my boss will hear about this. But at least my conscience won’t.

Supplemental Essay: Explaining disciplinary action
103 Words
I told them everything. The viruses, torrents, programs, heck, even the malfunctioning game software. They asked me my motive. They were the only team that had a decent chance at beating us this year. Surely, like my conniving teammates, I wanted them to fail, right? But I had made it clear: if we don’t win based purely on our web design and presentation skills, then we don’t deserve to win at all. I still can’t believe Kevin...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
103 Words
Yuyang Gao, daughter, sister, friend, and absolute idiot, died a fiery death last night. Her body was found next to her also lifeless best friend, Roshan Doddanavar, in Firehouse Subs. The Carolina Reaper and Habanero sauces were taken into custody. The latter however, was released shortly after when investigators deemed it too mild to kill. “They called it “Hot Shots”. Each would chug a shot of hot sauce until one finally could not resist the urge for water,” Helen Zhou,...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
536 Words
Inputs = ("CalTech", “Location”, “Balance”, “Peers”, “Faculty”) How_to_create_the_next_technology_mogul = "Success = %s+ %s+ %s +%s + %s." print How_to_create_the_next_technology_mogul % Inputs ……... Tinker, co-founder of Future Industries, stared intently at the screen, waiting. Nothing appeared. Oh what he’d give to just look at stars. Exhausted, he called up his co-worker, “Hey Thinker, the code still won’t work.” A man in a white coat walked over. “That’s odd. What do you think,...

Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
301 Words
I’ve only driven around Downtown Dallas a few times before due to its distance from my town. However, every time I do, the glare of the metal structure in city hall always catches my eye. It is always an awe to see such a majestic structure stand amidst of industrial zones. Named “Moore to the Point’, the structure is designed to be an ambiguous work with shadows that distort the forms depending on the time of day to give...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
428 Words
When Google Glasses were first introduced at the Google I/O Convention, my excitement could not be contained for weeks. To my friends, it was just a device to capture pictures of attractive people with the blink of an eye, but for me, it was the embodiment of the future. I envisioned the potential solutions it could provide, one of which, was reducing obesity. When I explained my idea to my friends, they gazed at me with puzzled looks. “The...

Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
688 Words
Culture to me has always been a perplexing puzzle. When each piece is inspected individually, it is fairly easy to determine where it belongs to. A hand holding chopsticks will not be mistakenly put into the American culture side and the same circumstances go for a girl roasting smores. Once all the pieces are fitted, I am left with two main blocks of pieces that do not fit together. This box says “My Culture”, yet the pieces have come from...

Additional Essay Details:
1304 Words
It all happened in a split second. The little flabby arm swung around from the corner of my eye and instantly, another one goes down. The shriek from my whistle was drowned out by the commotion on the floor. I shut my eyes, hoping this one was not too serious. The all too familiar roar from the mob in the stands confirmed my fears. It was a tug of war for my whistle, and whichever side I choose, I was...

College Admissions Advice

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
229 Words
Being waitlisted sucks. Trust me, I was waitlisted to about half of the schools that did not accept me and it's complete torture having to feverishly check your email daily while your friends are frolicking with their new spirit wear. However this is your chance to be confident, bold, and give your 110% since you have nothing to lose and all to gain. Scratch the formal letter about how you...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
186 Words
The interviews are often played as awkward interventions with strangers. Which can be true if you make it to be that way. Most of the interviewers are just students fresh out of college with the lingering smell of alcohol still fresh on their clothes. They will be fun, love the same shows you watch, and be...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
251 Words
Scholarships can be found anywhere as long as you make the effort to look for them. There are a ton on the online sites but they are infested with hundreds of thousands of students all looking at the same ones so your chances are next to nil. Your best shot would be with local scholarships since not many people will apply to those, yet they give the same amount of money. Of course, you should...

How I chose schools to apply to
44 Words
3 things: cost, quality of programs, and quality of network. The programs will land...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
101 Words
Always try to gain experience through volunteering, internships, or work, and these are great resume stuffers too. Colleges want to see that you made an effort to go out into...

My advice about getting recommenders
122 Words
Choose the teachers and people that have the biggest connection with you, the ones that you will share your secrets with, the ones that you can call family. They should be able to write sweet anecdotes about...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
105 Words
Pennsylvania is a wonderful place full of culture. Since I grew up in a small town, the big city attracted me the most. It has the most opportunities, night scene, and best...