diverging
diverging,
UCLA ‘20
B.A., Communication and Media Studies, , Biology, , Theatre, Arts, and Media Management
High school graduate
Features Included
2
Essays
19
Schools
13
Scores
5
Advice
5
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Hong Kong, California, Hong Kong
GenderOther
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, French

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • University of California - Irvine (Irvine, CA)
  • University of California - Merced (Merced, CA)
  • University of California - Riverside (Riverside, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
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University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)

Applied for a B.A. in Communication and Media Studies

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Hailing from opposite ends of Asia, my ‘Traditional Asian’ parents grew up in rural areas and had to fight for every single penny and dime. In fact, they immigrated to Hong Kong to set me up for prosperity and to give me a range of academic opportunities. However, as an only child of immigrant parents and as the first person in my family to apply to college, a lot of expectations were thrust upon me. I am expected to be...
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Supplemental Essay Diversity statement
228 Words
Living in a city like Hong Kong, I notice concrete trucks pass by me on a daily basis. There is always a mixer atop these trucks so I assumed that this mechanical method was the only way to create concrete. In my junior year, I volunteered at Caring For The Future Malaysia (CFTFM), an organization that focuses on providing orphans with a bright future. At CFTFM, I got a once in a lifetime opportunity to help pave a road to...
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Additional Essay Details
4 Words
Family problems, Personal issues.
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General Admissions Advice

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
21 Words
They were of personal interest to...
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Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
14 Words
I reached out to...
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How to increase chances at my school
27 Words
Be a rounded student. However, that's also 95% of...
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What I’d change about my application process
2 Words
Start...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
23 Words
Yale, Stanford, Upenn, Dartmouth. They were all...
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High School Performance

GPA
4.00
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypeInternational
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Low at first but improved
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
34
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2260
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1540
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores

Sports

SportsMartial Arts

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesYearbook, Science Club/Team, Gay/Straight Alliance, School Choir, Volunteer Coach
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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