College Admissions Info

Stanford University, ‘16
BS, Computer Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

CS/MS&E Student at Stanford Interested in Healthcare + Education + Technology
From: Silver Spring , Maryland
Gender: Male
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Accepted At: Columbia, Duke, JHU, UNC, UMich, Case, UC Berkeley, UChicago, UMD
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Cantonese

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1590
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 10%
High School Type: Magnet
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving
Extracurricular Activities: Church, Science Club/Team, Key Club, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

518 Words
The silence was deafening. My hands were paralyzed and my mind was blank after three unsuccessful attempts to jumpstart my fingers’ muscle memory. The blinding stage lights suddenly seemed to focus the attention of the entire audience on my shaking hands and I began to feel the crushing weight of the concert hall’s silence on my shoulders. This was my first high-profile piano competition – a regional competition that drew competitors from the surrounding counties with scholarship awards. As a...

Supplemental Essay for UChicago, Stanford, UC Berkeley: Unique question posed by school
915 Words
In response to the prompt: "Describe your non-scientific method" THE APPLICATION OF A MUSICAL MODEL TO THE COMPOSITION OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS I. INTRODUCTION Sherman Leung The applications of organic chemistry have grown exponentially in these last few decades, where the synthesis of organic compounds have become essential in the development of pharmaceutics, plastics, petroleum, cosmetics, and polymers. In this respect, organic chemistry has become one of the most important and innovative pursuits in modern science – one that not only requires...

Supplemental Essay: Other
28 Words
My response to UChicago's prompt got some personal recognition from the undergraduate admissions office who wrote me a very nice card for the essay I submitted to them.

College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
26 Words
My supplemental essays to many colleges involved a...

Why I ultimately chose my school
63 Words
Stanford turned out to be an extremely valuable time for me to help me foster my interests and become...

Post-college plans
17 Words
I'm working towards a career...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
62 Words
I worked in a research lab to help me get a jumpstart on the sort of biomedical research I...

What I’d change about my application process
51 Words
Definitely think I applied to way too may out of state schools. It's worth discussing...