ysheng9
ysheng9,
Princeton ‘19
B.S., Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, , Biological Engineering, , Molecular Biology, , Neuroscience and Neurobiology, , Biotechnology, , Biomedical Sciences and Molecular Medicine, , Biology and Biological Sciences, , Biology
Asian Male who attended a private military school in Pennsylvania
Features Included
3
Essays
12
Schools
15
Scores
9
Advice
6
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Pennington, New Jersey
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionEarly Action
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Pennsylvania State University - University Park (University Park, PA)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
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Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)

Applied for a B.S. in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Sibling

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

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Personal Statement
647 Words
Story central to identity
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...
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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...
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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...
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General 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...
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
incredible, intelligent,...
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My advice about getting recommenders
19 Words
Make sure to get recommendations from...
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My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
9 Words
Wind ensemble and...
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Post-college plans
7 Words
I plan...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
3 Words
I...
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What set me apart from other applicants
14 Words
I think my military...
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Why I declined other schools
8 Words
I felt...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
18 Words
Research specific parts about the...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.50
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypeOther Private
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

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

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSchool Band, School Choir, Spanish Club, National Honor Society, Marching Band, Library Volunteer
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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