College Admissions Info

ksun0
ksun0
University of Pennsylvania, ‘22
BS, Computer Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Avid coder and entrepreneur at the intersection of management and technology. I love to analyze and visualize data.
From: Lexington , Massachusetts
Gender: Male
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
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Test Scores

1550
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High School Performance

4.00
GPA
Top 25%
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis, Squash
Extracurricular Activities: Computer / Technology Volunteer, Tutoring/Mentoring, Green Club, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Math Team
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College Application Essays

With a loud bang, my mom rushes through the door and beelines to the kitchen. As the only adult in the house, she is solely responsible for dinner, rapidly chopping carrots and onions. I pause tinkering with my Lego roller coaster to help her wash and cut more vegetables, while she deftly assembles the ingredients into oxtail soup. With four hands, our mandatory family dinner is ready just in time before I’m whisked away to evening activities. As I...









Supplemental Essay for UPenn: “Why us” school essay
665 Words
I am fascinated how machines can learn to do and do to learn. When I visited the GRASP Labs this past summer, I was able to witness this artificial intelligence first hand as the UPennalizers research group’s robots learned how to walk and play soccer. But this learning philosophy doesn’t only apply to machines—it describes the entire academic environment. Meeting Dr. Daniel Lee, the faculty advisor of UPennalizers, I marveled at how students applied classroom theory to...









Supplemental Essay for UPenn: Other
264 Words
While working on expanding hackNEHS for a second run, I was dismayed when several past sponsors withdrew due to budget caps. Urgent to build long-lasting sponsor relationships, I enlisted an enthusiastic freshman—Lauren—to connect with technology companies, handing her my cold-emailing templates from last year. Although disheartened by a lack of responses, she was determined to keep trying, and I decided to work with her more closely. I introduced more effective strategies—networking through our school alumni coordinator and...





College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
66 Words
My passion for computer science could be displayed in several different ways -- running a hackathon non-profit, working on my...





My advice about getting recommenders
44 Words
Pick your teachers (preferably one STEM and one non-STEM) early on. It is...





What I learned transitioning from high school to college
45 Words
A big thing now in college is your resume, work experience, and what you...





How I chose schools to apply to (UPenn)
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I decided to apply to the Jerome and Fisher Program of Management and Technology (M&T) because...