College Admissions Info

michaelrizal
michaelrizal
Boston University ‘19
BA, Business Administration and Management

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Cerritos , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: BU, GWU, Santa Clara, Pepperdine, LMU, Bentley, Wheaton, CU, Providence
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Tagalog, Korean

Test Scores

27
ACT
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High School Performance

3.74
GPA
Top 25%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer
Extracurricular Activities: Asian Club / Asian Interactive Youth Association
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College Application Essays

Protect-A-Sole: Improving Lives One Shoe at a Time The air was thick and polluted. The humidity of the Philippines was unbearable as my skin became sticky. People crowded around me like paparazzi, and I felt the space getting smaller and smaller. I was trapped. "Kuya (Brother), Kuya, I didn’t get any shoes!" Six-year-old Paolo yanked my arm, desperate to catch my attention. His voice was like a drop of water compared to the dozens of people yelling...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
303 Words
Studying Entrepreneurship with Professor McGourty this past summer reaffirms my deep desire and enthusiasm to attend Columbia University for college. In just three weeks, I learned how to build a company, which was one of my goals in high school. I enjoyed utilizing the resources of New York City to develop my ideas. For example, my team sharpened our marketing skills as we filmed a commercial at Central Park. What I learned about myself this summer was that I thrive...





Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
250 Words
I cannot wait to sit at the annual lobster dinner and be surrounded by extremely passionate individuals at Boston University. After I visited last summer, what distinguishes BU as the ideal school is the balance between close-knit communities on-campus and a plethora of Boston opportunities at my fingertips. In college, I want to continue my interests in community building, music, and social entrepreneurship. In clubs like the Global Business Brigades, I will be surrounded by like-minded students as we address...





College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
82 Words
Attend a university summer program related to your possible career interest. If you are not sure what your possible major might be, venture into a...





Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
20 Words
Multiple types of clubs, including cultural,...





My favorite course thus far, and why
49 Words
My favorite course is Korean Language Semester 1 and 2. I've learned a lot about Korean with...





5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Diverse, Diligent,...





What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
3 Words
Remove...





What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
10 Words
How incredibly diverse...





My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
17 Words
Non-Profit Organization Development. It shows...