UPenn ‘18
B.S., Economics, , Finance, , Entrepreneurship
Hey guys! I'm a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, and I love all things finance and entrepreneurship.
Features Included


Hometown Houston, Texas
AdmissionEarly Decision
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin, Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Babson College (Wellesley, MA)
  • University of Texas - Austin (Austin, TX)
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.S. in Economics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

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More Essays

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Letting go of your dreams isn’t nearly as dramatic as the movies make it out to be.That’s the thought that crosses my mind when I catch a glimpse of my pretzel-like pose in the mirror. For the fifty-first time, I wonder why I’m participating in this K-pop (Korean pop) dance performance, especially considering my irreparable coordination issues. Really, why bother? “I love K-pop,” I moan, “but I’m used to drooling at K-pop idols on a...
Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
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BEEP! My eyes snap open and I pounce, slamming my alarm with alarming alacrity. My roommate groans, “太早了.” “Son las ocho y media,” I reply. She mutters a few more words in Span-ese before falling right back asleep. I chuckle. This fun daily routine is only made possible by the fact that my roommate, a fellow Huntsman student, is a girl from Spain whose target language is Chinese, while I’m a Chinese-American studying Spanish. As I tune into the hum...
Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
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There is one defining quality, one distinctly human feature that transcends age, race, gender, and geographical location – the ability to judge oneself. “Am I good enough?” Too often, the answer is no. And that is a serious issue. . From the Wall Street broker to the child trapped by her war-torn country, the capacity for self-judgment exists in all of them, in all of us, as we assess our every action. The skill is a double-edged blade that cuts the boundary...
Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
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Evan Lowenstein claims that entrepreneurs are “idiot[s] that [don’t] know when to quit – until [they] have a breakthrough. Then everyone calls [them geniuses].” I like to think that this quote applies not only to entrepreneurs, but leaders as well. I know I looked like an idiot as Chief Financial Officer of my group at Wharton’s Leadership in the Business World Program, where the objective was to create a business proposal for an innovative product. In addition to...
Additional Essay Details
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I think the essay is the best way to stand out when applying to schools. All of my essays pretty much focused on business because I felt as if that was the most important part of my life. To differentiate me from other business students, I talked about my love for K-pop (Korean pop music). From my essays, you can tell that I love K-pop in a way that is similar to other teenage fangirls; I ogle at these perfect...

General Admissions Advice

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
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Most of the top schools don't offer merit scholarships (only financial aid...
Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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Honestly, I don't think paying tons of money for a private admission counselor is necessary. If you're a good student, you should be able to do...
How I chose schools to apply to
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I knew I wanted an undergraduate business education, and I wanted a medium-sized school within a city environment. UPENN is the only Ivy with an undergraduate business education, and it also fit my criteria of being in a city environment, so Wharton became my first choice. The Wharton reputation, admittedly, bolstered UPENN to the top of my list. I was also considering MIT Sloane. Unfortunately, MIT's...
Post-college plans
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At Wharton, I hope to sub-matriculate into a 5-year MBA program, which means I get my undergraduate and...
Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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I definitely recommend getting busy over the summer. One way is to get involved in something your passionate about. I did a bunch of business summer camps (one of...
My advice about getting recommenders
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I had my two favorite teachers write my rec letters. One of them was my Geometry-Trigonometry Honors teacher from freshman year who I still maintained contacts with. I chose her not only because we were still really close, but also because I knew she had one particular...
What set me apart from other applicants
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Ever since I was five years old, I knew I wanted to go into business (no joke). A lot of people don't know what they want to do (which is fine!...
List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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I had two in-person interviews and one phone interview. My in-person interviews were very chill; both times we met at Starbucks and the conversation started with the question, "So..tell me about yourself." I definitely recommend having some cute/interesting story about yourself here - mine was my early determination to enter the business world. If you've read my other stuff on the profile, you'll know that I've wanted to do business since I was 5 years old, and I told my parents I would become Bill Gates. I didn't make it up (and you shouldn't either), but I did make...

High School Performance

Weighted GPA
Top 5%
High School TypeOther Private
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Low at first but improved

Test Scores

Highest SAT
SAT Score Details
Converted SAT Score1590
SAT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details8 classes and scores


SportsTennis, Field Hockey


ActivitiesAsian Club / Asian Interactive Youth Association
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
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