math4ever31415,
UCSD ‘22
B.S., Engineering Physics
Musically inclined STEM student, and weakest polyglot there is- Lifelong member of Procrastinator Anonymous
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Advice
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Background

Hometown Irvine, California
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
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University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Engineering Physics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
In the 8th grade, I became obsessed with Rubik’s cubes. My enthusiasm spread, and, before long, many of my classmates were bringing cubes of their own to school. My science project that year involved teaching a variety of solving methodologies and assessing their respective efficiencies. Such intensive practice came at a cost. My wrists began experiencing twinges of pain. I ignored these signals, as they were small sacrifices for my progress. The symptoms of pain from carpal tunnel continued...
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Describe an example of your leadership experience in which you have positively influenced others, helped resolve disputes or contributed to group efforts over time.
January wasn't over yet, but my robotics team's New Year's Resolution had failed. We had a poor attendance record, and even middle school teams avoided working with us. I joined the team determined to change this. The first step was leading by example so that the freshmen would come to practice. To get the robot ready to compete, I worked two or three hours each day, six days a week. To help my teammates with note booking, I would leave...
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Every person has a creative side, and it can be expressed in many ways: problem solving, original and innovative thinking, and artistically, to name a few. Describe how you express your creative side.
Others oftentimes categorize me as a math or science person. This perception is not entirely accurate. From a young age, I've enjoyed singing and playing music. However, my voice mostly confined itself to the shower stall and other isolated areas. When I entered high school, I discovered that musicians could share their work online, under the guise of anonymity. This was especially common in Japan, where my favorite artist's face was an enigma. I dreamed of sharing my own music...
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Describe the most significant challenge you have faced and the steps you have taken to overcome this challenge. How has this challenge affected your academic achievement?
In the 8th grade, I became obsessed with Rubik's cubes. My enthusiasm spread, and, before long, many of my classmates were bringing cubes of their own to school. My science project that year involved teaching a variety of solving methodologies and assessing their respective efficiencies. Such intensive practice came at a cost. My wrists began experiencing twinges of pain. I ignored these signals, as they were small sacrifices for my progress. The intensity of the pain continued to escalate, and...
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Think about an academic subject that inspires you. Describe how you have furthered this interest inside and/or outside of the classroom.
My grandmother is not only my caretaker, but also my first teacher. Although she doesn't speak English, and never went to high school, her steady encouragement has fostered my interest in mathematics. Before I had entered elementary school, I was proficient in multiplication, and maintained a running total of all the numbers I had ever seen. Unfortunately, I plateaued and became complacent. I believed that school covered all the essentials, so learning things ahead of time would be pointless. During...
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School Specific Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
47 Words
Price made a big difference in my decision. It is important to consider ahead...
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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
105 Words
I approached the application process from a relatively toxic perspective, as I had a dream school and yet didn't take the necessary steps to achieve my goals. Completing essays...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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Summer camps don't have to be expensive, many offer scholarships to attend. That said, don't feel obligated to take a formal course of anything of the...
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What set me apart from other applicants
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I had high test scores, imperfect grades, and probably stood out to my recommenders because of...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.51
(equivalent to 3.84 unweighted)
Rank
Top 10%
 
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1530
 
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Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
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AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details15 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTrack & Field

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesScience/Math, Music: Vocal, Other Club/Activity, Robotics, Religious
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Experience & Awards

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