jcshen
jcshen,
VA Tech ‘18
B.S., Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electrical engineering student with a passion for music and food
Features Included
3
Essays
10
Schools
14
Scores
7
Advice
2
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown NOVA, Virginia
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Wu

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA)

Applied for a B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
697 Words
Story central to identity
Common App –Some students have a background or story that is so central to their identity that they believe their application would incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story. (650 words) “This is the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2, which you are going to learn and perform for the spring concerto competition”, announced my piano teacher, Dr. Litzelman, as I walked through the door. I wanted to be able to play that piece more than anything,...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
7 Words
Write a letter to your future roommate.
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Additional Essay Details
259 Words
Dear Future Roommate: Hello! I’m [name]. I’m very excited to meet you! Since we are going to live together for a long time, I feel obliged to tell you something very real about myself. In the start of my 5th grade year, I lost my father to cancer. My mom’s job requires her to travel a lot, which never was a problem with my dad around. However, after he passed, my family had trouble adjusting to the...
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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
50 Words
I should have applied to much fewer colleges. It would have saved me a lot...
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My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
46 Words
I do choir at my school because of my strong music background and my...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
69 Words
I love my school's strong sense of school pride. I've never been to a college campus where you'll see more of...
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My favorite course thus far, and why
43 Words
DC Circuits Lab has been my favorite course so far because it's the...
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What set me apart from other applicants
50 Words
Things that define me are that my dad died due to cancer so I grew...
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
35 Words
Passionate, serving, hard-working, unique, and driven. Serving is the most important...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
81 Words
Blacksburg, VA is a small town and very rural. I grew up right next to DC so I honestly love the change of atmosphere....
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.16
 
Rank
Top 50%
 
High School TypeMagnet
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Low one semester/year
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2320
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1570
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details9 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTrack & Field

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSchool Choir, Science Club/Team
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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