ksun0
ksun0,
UPenn ‘22
B.S., Computer Science
Student at the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology (M&T) at UPenn. Avid coder and entrepreneur interested in data science and visualization.
Features Included
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Essays
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Schools
8
Scores
4
Advice
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ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Lexington, Massachusetts
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.S. in Computer Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific 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...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
664 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...
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Supplemental Essay: Other
263 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...
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School Specific Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
55 Words
I decided to apply to the Jerome and Fisher Program of Management and Technology (M&T) because...
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General 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...
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My advice about getting recommenders
44 Words
Pick your teachers (preferably one STEM and one non-STEM) early on. It is...
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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...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.5
(equivalent to 3.70 unweighted)
Rank
Top 25%
 
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1550
 
SAT Score Details
 
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details5 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTennis, Squash

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesComputer / Technology Volunteer, Tutoring/Mentoring, Green Club, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Math Team
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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