vzhou
vzhou,
MIT ‘20
B.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Freshman at MIT, planning to study neuroscience
Features Included
2
Essays
7
Schools
14
Scores
4
Advice
4
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Palo Alto, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of California - Irvine (Irvine, CA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)

Applied for a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

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...
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Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
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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...
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School Specific 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...
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
motivated, curious,...
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General 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...
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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...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.50
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2400
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1600
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details8 classes and scores

Sports

SportsSwimming/Diving (Recruited)

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesGay/Straight Alliance, National Honor Society, Chinese Club, Math Team
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Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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