College Admissions Info

Mark Yen
Mark Yen
University of Florida, ‘21
BS, Aerospace Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a math and physics nerd.
From: Aventura , Florida
Gender: Male
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Accepted At: UCF, FSU, FIU, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Berkeley
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Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Magnet
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, Library Volunteer, Math Team, Community Cleanup / Service
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement for Florida, FSU, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Berkeley: Childhood memory, Interest in med/sci/math
438 Words
Since kindergarten, I had strong interests in math and science and a desire to help others achieve mastery in mathematics. In elementary, I was always the first student to complete any math work. With my spare time, I would always assist any classmates sitting beside me. Then, nearly every night, my peers would call me for help with math homework. Since I was well-known as a quick math problem solver by middle school, I was given permission to stand and...

Personal Statement for UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Berkeley: Anxiety before a competition, Embarrassing mistake
342 Words
I have played piano since I was five years old and I have performed onstage numerous times. My teacher’s acclamation and my audiences’ applause for my performance help build my confidence onstage. Two years ago, Miami-Dade College held a piano recital. I was ecstatic to perform, so my teacher chose a six-minute song for me to play, thinking it will fully demonstrate my talents. When the day came, I strolled confidently onto the stage, bowed, heard the big applause,...

Supplemental Essay for UCF: “Why us” school essay
226 Words
The University of Central Florida is well-known for its Aerospace Engineering major, which is what I want to pursue in my post-secondary education. Many of my teachers, as well as my counselor, recommended me to this university after discussing my future plans with them. Furthermore, there is a variety of aerospace industries located around Orlando, giving me the opportunity to hold an internship while attending college. This will allow me to build an experience that not only will enhance my...

Supplemental Essay for MIT: “Why us” school essay
109 Words
The Astronautical Department appeals to me because our current energy consumption is a growing concern. Increasing populations demand more fossil fuels and nuclear energy, releasing carbon dioxide that worsens climate change and leaving surrounding communities at risk to radioactive contamination, causing long-term negative effects on our quality of living. Compounded with my concern is my relentless interests towards this issue, and as a result, innovative ideas came to mind. One possibility is to generate artificial lightning. By mastering how natural...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
49 Words
If I had known that there were programs that made applying to colleges easier, such...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
33 Words
I went to Taiwan every summer, so that could be...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
31 Words
I should've began applying for scholarships in freshman year...