College Admissions Info

wes2019
wes2019
Wesleyan University ‘19
BA, Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Incoming Freshman at Wesleyan University
From: New York City , New York
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Sibling, Other Family Member
Admission: Regular Decision, Early Action
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Wesleyan, BC, USC, Bucknell, BU, Binghamton
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

1970
SAT
31
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1390
Highest SAT: 1970
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High School Performance

3.80
GPA
Top 10%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Key Club, American Red Cross, National Honor Society, Student Council / Government
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College Application Essays

Even though my parents came to America to improve their lives, the exact opposite occurred. What happened in 2001 came as a shock to me. At that time, I did not understand what a divorce was. All I knew was that I resided with my mom and could only visit my dad on holidays. I began to realize that something was amiss when my mom asked, “Do you love me more than dad,” and my dad asked, “Do you love me...











Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
444 Words
Boston College 1. What contemporary issue or trend relating to politics, culture, and society, or foreign policy particularly concerns you and why? Response Over the last three years, several people, including my parents, teachers, and friends, have tried to shape my ideas and opinions. Their constant pestering has taught me only one thing: to be independent. Individualism - an abstract concept that can only be loosely defined, shapes my life each day. When someone introduces me to a new idea, I...







Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
280 Words
In no more than 250 words, please tell us why BU is a good fit for you and what specifically has led you to apply for admission. Boston University is located in one of the most historical cities in the country. Its diverse culture, attitude towards learning, and commitment to improving our communities creates an atmosphere of friendliness, hard work, and determination. Specifically, Boston University offers a wide range of courses and interdisciplinary pathways that allow one person to branch out...





Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
171 Words
Please explain why you are interested in the first-choice major/undecided status. (200 words maximum) I am most interested in attending the Accounting and Financial Management program at Bucknell University in order to learn about real world financial practices. I want to learn about different aspects of the economy, methods of management, and practical leadership skills. In the future, I would like to pursue a career that allows me to contribute to local communities and directly impact society. Bucknell University also...



Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
294 Words
USC students are known to be involved. Briefly describe a non-academic pursuit (such as service to community or family, a club or sport, or work, etc.,) that best illustrates who you are, and why it is important to you. (250 word limit) The Common Good is a concept that goes beyond giving back to the community and extends further into the realm of philanthropy. To truly contribute to the Common Good, we need to understand the difference between the goals and...





Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
280 Words
Describe your academic interests and how you plan to pursue them at USC. Please feel free to address your first- and second-choice major selections (250 word limit). Throughout my four years of high school, I was able to discover more about myself as a student and as a person. However, looking back, I realize that there was always some discontent with my studies. What my school lacked was the opportunity to pursue a truly interdisciplinary education. Interdisciplinary options, such as those...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
106 Words
USC Describe yourself in three words. First Word: Leader Second Word: Inspiring Third Word: Committed Favorite food: In and Out Burger Favorite fictional character: Katniss Everdeen, The Girl on Fire Greatest invention of all time: Video Call What do you like to do for fun? Community Service Role model: My mother, the most caring and dedicated parent. Favorite book: Divergent Best movie of all time: Harry Potter Favorite musical performer/band or composer: Kelly Clarkson Dream job: President of Kiwanis...



Additional Essay Details:
484 Words
Second Personal Essay: I came as an unexpected surprise to my parents in 1996. I am sure that my mom never intended to leave me at home with strangers. It just so happened that it ended up that way. I was around eight or nine years old when my mom first left me at home alone. I was not physically alone. In fact, there was another family that resided in my apartment. But that family spoke another dialect of Chinese, one...







College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
96 Words
Many students choose to participate in undergraduates research at Wesleyan University. As a result, admission officers may like students who demonstrate interests in pursing research. During the summer,...





What I’d change about my application process
55 Words
I wish I could have visited colleges before I applied. When visiting a campus, you should try...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
129 Words
All of my interviewers were very nice and excited to speak to me. They were provided with very little background information, including no information regarding academics. They are trying to determine whether your personality will fit into that...





Why I declined other schools
559 Words
Financial Aid played a large factor in my decision to choose which school to attend. Wesleyan University offered me a full ride while some colleges asked me to pay up to $20,000 per year (Boston University). USC and BC's package covered everything but $2,500 but had about $6,000 of loans and $2,500 of work study included. Bucknell's package covered everything (Dean's Scholarship) but included $5,000 in loans and $2,500 in work study. Liberal Arts - Wesleyan University offered a chance to explore many different subjects and did not have a core curriculum. At Wesleyan, I will be able to take courses that I would enjoy rather...











Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
82 Words
I was a Questbridge College Match Finalist, which meant if I applied early decision to any of its member schools, I would received...





My advice about getting recommenders
88 Words
You should proactively participate in class (more than average) and communicate with your teacher outside of school. Having a teacher for more than one year or...





What I’d change about my application process
100 Words
The college application process is very long and difficult. However, I was able to start early (junior year) and work through my application in a timely manner. By October,...