sherynn.li
sherynn.li,
UC Irvine ‘15
B.A., Economics
I came to the U.S in 2009 and attended high school in Glendale for three years. I then went to UC Irvine.
Features Included
3
Essays
6
Schools
8
Scores
6
Advice
1
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown , California, China
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision, Accepted From Waitlist
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin, Cantonese

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - Irvine (Irvine, CA)
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • Pennsylvania State University - University Park (University Park, PA)
  • University of California - Riverside (Riverside, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of Texas - Austin (Austin, TX)
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University of California - Irvine (Irvine, CA)

Applied for a B.A. in Economics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Parent + 1 more

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
427 Words
Family background
I have been in America for three years. Every time when people know that I can speak Cantonese, they ask me, “Are you from Hong Kong?” No, I was born in Foshan, a subordinate city in Guangdong, China. I studied in the best middle school and high school in town. They are strict schools that do not allow girls to have long hair. There is a ranking list after each midterm and final exam. The atmosphere was very competitive, but...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
492 Words
Freedom is essential for everyone. Being restricted is frustrating. I had studied in China for more than ten years before I came to the United States. More and more students want to study abroad. Most of them think that they will have more freedom and opportunities in America because they do not have much in China. I studied in the best school in town. The atmosphere was very competitive because there was a ranking list after each midterm and final...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
628 Words
When people say good things about my habit or manner, I look back in my life and thank the person who has shaped me as who I am today – my father. I want to be a person like him. My father was the first college student in his family which had been peasants for generations. Since he was little, he was afraid of cultivating with his face towards the dust and his back towards the sun. He studied very hard...
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General Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
104 Words
Don't just look at the rankings. Or, check the rankings of a certain type of college of a particular major. Don't just pick from the top 50 schools on USNEWS. Pay attention...
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
9 Words
Asian (a lot...
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What I’d change about my application process
52 Words
I would definitely apply to more schools (I only applied to 6) so that my choices at...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
56 Words
I do not want to move to the East Coast because I hate snowing weather. I had...
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How to increase chances at my school
64 Words
Extracurricular activities are important but you do not need a lot of them. Show the connection between you and...
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My favorite course thus far, and why
95 Words
The most practical class will be Econ 132A: Intro to Investment. The professor claims so and I think so. It's taught by a really experienced CPA/CFA who focuses...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.00
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 25%
 
High School TypeOther Private
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1930
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1370
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details4 classes and scores

Sports

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesChoir

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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