College Admissions Info

vzhou
vzhou
Massachusetts Institute of Technology ‘20
BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Freshman at MIT, planning to study neuroscience
From: Palo Alto , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Accepted At: UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCSD, UC Irvine
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:

Test Scores

2400
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1600
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High School Performance

4.50
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving
Extracurricular Activities: Gay/Straight Alliance, National Honor Society, Chinese Club, Math Team
Work:
Awards Received:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement for UC Berkeley, UCLA, UChicago, MIT: Family background, Issue of personal significance, Challenged a belief, Chinese heritage
109 Words
I was disappointed when I learned the meaning of my Chinese name. My grandfather, a literature professor, crafted it from a Confucian proverb which translates into, “Nothing can be accomplished without norms or standards”. My mom always spoke of it with pride, as if my Chinese name were some kind of poetic masterpiece.You would think that a name meticulously culled from the annals of ancient wisdom would involve something more profound than conventionality, but alas, it does not. I...



Supplemental Essay for MIT: Amusing anecdote
109 Words
I was disappointed when I learned the meaning of my Chinese name. My grandfather, a literature professor, crafted it from a Confucian proverb which translates into, “Nothing can be accomplished without norms or standards”. My mom always spoke of it with pride, as if my Chinese name were some kind of poetic masterpiece.You would think that a name meticulously culled from the annals of ancient wisdom would involve something more profound than conventionality, but alas, it does not. I...



College Admissions Advice

Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
35 Words
For athletic recruiting, I reached out to coaches around January of...





My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
55 Words
I'm on the varsity diving team, because I'm really passionate about the sport and want to continue...





Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to (Princeton, UChicago, MIT)
35 Words
For athletic recruiting, I reached out to coaches around January of...





5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!) (MIT)
5 Words
motivated, curious,...