College Admissions Info

ysheng9
ysheng9
Princeton University, ‘19
BS, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, Biological Engineering, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience and Neurobiology, Biotechnology, Biomedical Sciences and Molecular Medicine, Biology and Biological Sciences, Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Asian Male who attended a private military school in Pennsylvania
From: Pennington , New Jersey
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Sibling
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 12 schools
Accepted At: Princeton, UCSD, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Penn State, USC, Pitt, UPenn
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

2400
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1600
Highest SAT: 2400
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High School Performance

4.50
GPA
Top 1%
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High School Type: Other Private
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving
Extracurricular Activities: School Band, School Choir, Spanish Club, National Honor Society, Marching Band, Library Volunteer
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Story central to identity
647 Words
At the end of middle school, I was left with a tough choice: whether to continue my education in public high school, or to leave for a private school. Although very studious as a child, I was still unsure of myself and my place in my school community. Academics had always been a very individual effort, so throughout my childhood I had little experience with group dynamics. To most, the young me was “bright, but reserved” as a student. Something...









Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
432 Words
My academic passions and interest in science and engineering can be traced back to my childhood. In kindergarten, I loved to play with Lego. I could spend hours at a time exploring and experimenting with different Lego bricks to build anything from vehicles to robots to tall buildings. When I moved on to elementary and middle school, one of my favorite activities was participating in school science fairs. I was amazed by how plants could grow in water without soil...







Additional Essay Details:
661 Words
I dream of becoming an oncologist, working at the forefront of the fight against cancer and ultimately helping patients to conquer the devastating disease. My professional aspirations and passion have their roots in my family and personal exposures to the healthcare field. My father is an interventional radiologist. As a child, I often heard him explain how interventional therapy and medicine could profoundly change people’s lives. In the early to mid-90’s, he worked at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, conducting...









College Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
221 Words
1. What do you think is the best thing I could do to better my chances into getting accepted? -Strong academics and test scores should be a given. You also need something to emphasize about yourself in your interview, teacher recommendations, and essays. In my case, it was leadership at a military school. 2. Is there anything you'd do differently in high school? -Pursue more academic...





5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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incredible, intelligent,...





My advice about getting recommenders
19 Words
Make sure to get recommendations from...





My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
9 Words
Wind ensemble and...





Post-college plans
7 Words
I plan...





Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
3 Words
I...





What set me apart from other applicants
14 Words
I think my military...





Why I declined other schools
8 Words
I felt...





What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
18 Words
Research specific parts about the...