College Admissions Info

University of California - Los Angeles, ‘20
BA, Communication and Media Studies, Biology, Theatre, Arts, and Media Management

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

High school graduate
From: Hong Kong , California , Hong Kong
Gender: Other
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Stanford, UPenn, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UCSD, UCSB, UCSC, BU, UToronto, La Verne
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, French

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1540
Highest SAT: 2260
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High School Performance

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Top 5%
High School Type: International
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Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Martial Arts
Extracurricular Activities: Yearbook, Science Club/Team, Gay/Straight Alliance, School Choir, Volunteer Coach
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College Application Essays

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...

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...

Additional Essay Details:
4 Words
Family problems, Personal issues.

College Admissions Advice

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
21 Words
They were of personal interest to...

Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
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I reached out to...

How to increase chances at my school
27 Words
Be a rounded student. However, that's also 95% of...

What I’d change about my application process
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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Yale, Stanford, Upenn, Dartmouth. They were all...