College Admissions Info

shokubo
shokubo
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor ‘20
BS, Chemistry

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hi, I am a incoming freshman from Los Angeles, CA. Attending University of Michigan next year with campus involvements in STEM society and chemistry major.
From: Irvine, CA , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Accepted At: UCLA, UCSB, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCSC, Cal Poly, Cal Poly Pomona, SFSU, UC Riverside, UC Merced, Georgetown, UChicago, CSUF
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:

Test Scores

1480
SAT
31
ACT
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High School Performance

4.20
GPA
Top 1%
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Clean Ocean Beach Sweeps / River Cleanup, Science Club/Team, Community Cleanup / Service, Key Club, Marching Band
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College Application Essays

Chemistry has always been a family affair. When I was in 1st grade in Japan, my mother took me to a state park to look at special mountains. They were special because sulfurous gas came out of the ground. My mother reached into her pocket and then said to me, “Why don’t you put these copper coins on top of where the sulfur gas comes out, and you’ll see what happens.” I put all the coins on the...







I am capable of making money by my own without getting employed by silver market investment and reselling rare coins found from antique market. The reason I do not get employed because my mom and I are concerned about a drop in grades by spending time in work since I'm having a busy life keeping up with my grades, community service, and marching band. To afford college or buy supplies necessary for high school, I make about $1,500 by reselling rare...





Supplemental Essay for Georgetown: “Why us” school essay
514 Words
Chemistry had always fascinated me. When I was in 1st grade in Japan, my mother took me to a state park to look at special mountains. They were special because sulfurous gas came out of the ground. My mother reached into her pocket and then said to me, “Why don’t you put these copper coins on top of where the sulfur gas comes out, and you’ll see what happens.” I put all the coins on the small hole...







Supplemental Essay for UChicago: “Why us” school essay
434 Words
The Chemistry Department appeals the most to me. I feel that the environmental problems can be solved through Chemistry. I’m looking forward to the many research opportunities that the department provides. I’m planning on obtaining a graduate degree and the third-year research project is what I’m excited to do. Also, I enjoy tutoring Chemistry and would like to help undergraduates succeed. I can help them learn the material, choose classes, and offer advice. It would give me...







Supplemental Essay for UChicago: Unique question posed by school
509 Words
My art is math. I believe what I do isn’t plagiarism. It’s closer to revolution because it’s about new ideas. During a math competition, we had one question on how to make a train station less crowded. We worked as a group of four, which meant that we had to cooperate with each other to achieve success. I did the modeling example, while the other three students did calculations and wrote the summary. We shared all of...







Supplemental Essay for UMich: “Why us” school essay
464 Words
Chemistry has always been a family affair. When I was in 1st grade in Japan, my mother took me to a state park to look at special mountains. They were special because sulfurous gas came out of the ground. My mother reached into her pocket and then said to me, “Why don’t you put these copper coins on top of where the sulfur gas comes out, and you’ll see what happens.” I put all the coins on the...







College Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
204 Words
To begin with, there are many ways to increase chances at competitive schools (Top 25 schools in the United States) such as University of Michigan (attending as Class of 2020), University of Chicago, Georgetown University, and University of California Los Angeles. According to the admission officers, first they sort students by their "numbers" such as ACT/SAT scores and GPA. They are the...





My advice about getting recommenders
145 Words
To get recommendation letters from teachers, you have to be a good student (good grades, try hard, good behavior, ask questions when needed, and always on time on homework), share your personal information with your teachers (what you try hard, how you overcome struggles,...





What set me apart from other applicants
157 Words
I did not have the highest or at least the best ACT scores in my school (I had 31 and average for UMich is a 33). Also my GPA was little above average, which was good. But, the admission officers take ACT and GPA as the most important material....





Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
47 Words
I sent my science research project, 2nd semester progress transcript with straight A grade (4.50...





Why I ultimately chose my school
73 Words
I choose University of Michigan because I wanted to be far away from parents because they aren't so nice to me and...