College Admissions Info

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, ‘21
BS, Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

A curious student who loves the sciences, health, and medicine and helping people!
From: Northville , Michigan
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Accepted At: Cornell, Emory, UNC, USC, Vanderbilt, Pitt, MSU, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCSD, UC Irvine, UC Davis, UCSB
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Test Scores

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High School Performance

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Top 1%
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement for UMich, Harvard, Brown, Case, Cornell, Duke, Emory, JHU, Northwestern, Princeton, Stanford, UNC, UPenn, USC, Vanderbilt, WashU, MIT, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCSD, UC Irvine, UC Davis, UCSB: Career aspirations, Creative personal story, Embarrassing mistake, Failure experience, Feeling out of place, Interest in med/sci/math, Leadership experience, Story central to identity, Summer experience, Work experience
628 Words
Pieces of shredded pork burst out of a gaping hole. The woman gawked at me from the other side of the counter. How could she expect me to wrap over two scoops of three-cheese queso and shredded pork without at least half of the filling squirting out? “I’m new,” I stuttered for the fiftieth time that day. It was my third week on the job at Qdoba Mexican Grill, and my lumpy, soggy burritos were a daily humiliation. I...

Supplemental Essay for UMich, Brown, Duke: Diversity statement
336 Words
Essay #1 (Required for all applicants. Approximately 250 words) Everyone belongs to many different communities and/or groups defined by (among other things) shared geography, religion, ethnicity, income, cuisine, interest, race, ideology, or intellectual heritage. Choose one of the communities to which you belong, and describe that community and your place within it. “Do you ever brush your hair?” My Chinese stand mate sneered at me after playing “Hot Cross Buns” in sixth grade. Exasperated, I replied yes. People always ask what...

Supplemental Essay for UMich: Unique question posed by school
174 Words
If you could only do one of the activities you have listed in the Activities section of your Common Application, which one would you keep doing? Why? (Required for all applicants. Approximately 100 words) The moment I put my mouth on my clarinet reed, I blow out my stresses of the day. The upbeat music beats with my heart and calms me. The raw emotion the music draws out of me and the opportunity to be in tune with others makes...

Supplemental Essay for UMich: “Why us” school essay
508 Words
While reading a case study from my Anatomy textbook, I wondered how a boy could collapse after eating a banana. Reading on, I discovered he was missing an enzyme that digests potassium. Diseases and medical policy fascinate me; my goal is to become a pathologist who serves diverse communities around the world through diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases. The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) will provide me with a unique, multidisciplinary education that will give me global...

College Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
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Definitely participate in class and make sure...

Post-college plans
82 Words
Don't focus too much on your major or career because people do change their mind! For example, I applied to a couple direct med programs...

What I’d change about my application process
159 Words
I would definitely research more what schools I want to apply to. I ended up applying to 25 schools, many which I didn't really want to go to like MIT (my parents wanted me to apply since I'm a girl) and UC Santa Barbara, Davis, and Irvine since I...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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Make sure to spend a lot of time in doing what you love! Find an internship, do research, or just working can...

What set me apart from other applicants
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I had a unique personal statement...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
137 Words
I actually purchased a scholarship learning system junior year but never really had time to use it and apply for scholarships. I did apply to a couple scholarships during college app season like Coca Cola Scholars, Niche, and Burger King, but...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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I did not use a private admissions counselor but something called POWT...

How to increase chances at my school (UMich)
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Make sure you really show your interest in the Why Michigan essay especially if you are out-of-state....

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience (Harvard)
62 Words
The interviews are casual conversations with alumni. Just be prepared for tell me about yourself, extracurricular activities, why this...

Why I ultimately chose my school (UMich)
31 Words
Umich is an extremely well-rounded school, and the in-state...

Why I declined other schools (UMich)
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The schools that were as prestigious as Michigan...