College Admissions Info

chwong
chwong
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor ‘19
BBA, Business Management

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Personal statement
  • 8 supplemental essays
  • 4 advice topics

Student Background

From: Bayside Hills , New York
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: UMich, Northeastern, Binghamton, BU, Babson
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Cantonese

Test Scores

1870
SAT
34
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1330
Highest SAT: 1870
SAT IIs:
Highest ACT:
Other ACT Scores:
ACT Prep:

High School Performance

3.80
GPA
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved

Extracurriculars & Awards

None reported

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Place you’re content
645 Words
The rich aromas of Cantonese dim sum, the lively chatter of dozens of Sunday morning customers, and the many employee greetings my family and I receive envelop my senses as we walk through the door. The frequent announcements the dim sum cart pushers yell out, such as "Sun-sin-chut-loh!" ("Fresh out the oven!"), have become white noises. My parents, grandparents, and I are unruffled by what a newcomer would describe as hectic. In fact, I feel a calm sense of belonging...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
512 Words
Prompt: Describe the unique qualities that attract you to the specific undergraduate College or School (including preferred admission and dual degree programs) to which you are applying at the University of Michigan. How would that curriculum support your interests? I already know being successful isn't easy. Starting my own online storefront as part of a summer internship was one of the most demanding yet worthwhile activities I've participated in. Even with the support and advice of my family and friends,...







Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
522 Words
Prompt: One way Babson defines itself is through the notion of creating great economic and social value everywhere. How do you define yourself and what is it about Babson that excites you? Babson's mission statement says that "it educates entrepreneurial leaders who create great economic and social value - everywhere." As vision is an important trait of successful entrepreneurs, my optometrist can confirm that I can see further with a 20/15 vision. While this is no doubt a gift in today's...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
284 Words
Prompt: In no more than 250 words, please tell us why BU is a good fit for you and what specifically has led you to apply for admission. In the summer of 2012, the few doors in the virtual space I knocked on gave me a taste of eCommerce. I followed my heart and gave it my best. Now, I see my future - a leader who innovates to redefine economic security, and builds a fair and ethical business model to benefit...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
346 Words
Prompt: Everyone belongs to many different communities and/or groups defined by (among other things) shared geography, religion, ethnicity, income, cuisine, interest, race, ideology, or intellectual heritage. Choose one of the communities to which you belong, and describe that community and your place within it. My kind of community is the one which exists in the virtual world. The one I've been attached to since I was nine. The one which, nowadays, always begins with: "You still play that?" It...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
177 Words
Prompt: If you could only do one of the activities you have listed in the Activities section of your Common Application, which one would you keep doing? Why? Growing up in a tight-knit and supportive community, I have made it my goal to expand my experiences to people in need. I joined Key Club International since the start of high school and have been actively participating in numerous charitable events. Being born to an immigrant family, underprivileged children hold a...



Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
110 Words
Prompt: Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences. Starting my own online storefront as a part of my summer internship wasn't an easy thing to do. I quickly understood this from my summer eCommerce internship. Even with the support and advice of my family and friends, the pressure was on to create a profitable business with my supplier's items. I knew the drill by heart: upload stock photos, advertise on social media platforms, and wait...



Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
451 Words
Prompt: “Magis,” a Latin word meaning “more,” is often cited in reference to goals of Jesuit education, which seeks to help students become better, do more, and have as much impact on society as possible. How do you hope to achieve the Magis in your life? Magis: the one small word that means so much more to me. Since childhood, I have always been supported by neighbors, family, and friends during difficult times in my studies or social life. This...







Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
428 Words
Prompt: NYU is global, urban, inspired, smart, connected, and bold. What can NYU offer you, and what can you offer NYU? Since New York City is America's melting pot of lifestyles, it's only reasonable to say that NYU is just as diverse. With students representing the thousands of cultures in our world, NYU has an international focus on its studies, unparalleled to that of other schools. Being born to an immigrant family from Hong Kong, I strongly believe I can...







College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
82 Words
I admit that I procrastinated a bit too much when writing essays and supplements during the application process. I actually ended up finishing my University...





What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
72 Words
Definitely add in specific points about the school you're applying to that spark your interest. For example, saying that the hundreds of...





Why I ultimately chose my school
84 Words
I ultimately chose my school because it was the most well-known out of all the other colleges I was accepted at. Upon visiting the campus...





How I chose schools to apply to
53 Words
I chose schools to apply to based on my field of interest. Because I was mainly...