College Admissions Info

jcshen
jcshen
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University ‘18
BS, Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Electrical engineering student with a passion for music and food
From: NOVA , Virginia
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: CMU, Case, GA Tech, William & Mary, VA Tech, UVA
Denied At:
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Wu

Test Scores

2320
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1570
Highest SAT: 2320
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High School Performance

4.16
GPA
Top 50%
Rank
High School Type: Magnet
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Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: School Choir, Science Club/Team
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Story central to identity
697 Words
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,...











Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
7 Words
Write a letter to your future roommate.

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...





College 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...





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...





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...





My favorite course thus far, and why
43 Words
DC Circuits Lab has been my favorite course so far because it's the...





What set me apart from other applicants
50 Words
Things that define me are that my dad died due to cancer so I grew...





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...





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....