Yue_Huang
Yue_Huang,
WashU ‘22
B.S., Mathematics
thinker and believer
Features Included
5
Essays
11
Schools
4
Scores
4
Advice
7
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Beijing, China
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)
  • University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
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Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)

Applied for a B.S. in Mathematics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Another school day ended with a bike ride home. As I swerved up the pavement, turning right onto another path, the Forbidden City was just meters away. Covering half of the starry sky, the defensive walls stood flawless and mighty, hiding everything within. Dim streetlights cast shadows on the closely jointed grey bricks. Biking along the walls made me wonder what’s behind them. Perhaps the ancient architects planned this: the walls they designed are studded with guard turrets. These...
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Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
Another school day ended with a bike ride home. As I swerved up the pavement, turning right onto another path, the Forbidden City was just meters away. Covering half of the starry sky, the defensive walls stood flawless and mighty, hiding everything within. Dim streetlights cast shadows on the closely jointed grey bricks. Biking along the walls made me wonder what’s behind them. Perhaps the ancient architects planned this: the walls they designed are studded with guard turrets. These...
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Explain your interest in the major you selected and describe how you have recently explored or developed this interest, inside and/or outside the classroom. You may also explain how this major relates to your future career goals. Limit your response to 300-400 words. Elegant, rigorous and thought-provoking, math is the “queen of sciences” I am pursuing. Math first attracted me with its strict web of logic. Basing on a few self-evident axioms, mathematicians like Euclid or Hilbert have built...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
649 Words
How will you explore your intellectual and academic interests at the University of Pennsylvania? Please answer this question given the specific undergraduate school to which you are applying. (400-650 words)
Accepting challenges and then struggling to address them cheer me up. Even if I'm not always ready for change, throughout my life I've still faced challenges that forced me out of my comfort zone, from starting my own science club, to teaching myself math modeling and deciding to apply to universities in America. Penn is the perfect place for me to continue my quest of confronting new challenges, unlocking new knowledge, and growing both as a person and as a...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
99 Words
Why are you interested in Rensselaer? (100 words or less)
At Rensselaer, I am interested in learning how to use mathematical modeling to solve real-world problems, a skill set that can be developed through experience and practical opportunities at RPI. I think classes like Numerical Computing will be the perfect way for me to learn practical data analysis and computer modeling skills. At the same time, the Rensselaer Union offers me the chance to join many extracurricular activities as well as start my own. One of the communities I hope...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
246 Words
What do you hope will change about the place where you live?
Living in Beijing offers a brutal contrast between the rich and the poor. In my community there are many ancient courtyards. Every one of the courtyard was divided into a dozen small apartments, only several square meters for each, rented to immigrant workers. I had been to one of them. The apartment was dirty, cold and incredibly small. Food and clothes were all over the bed; a small TV blinked because of a bad connection; garbage was randomly thrown into...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
245 Words
Fugitive slave, abolitionist, entrepreneur, feminist, intellectual, and Rochester luminary Frederick Douglass said “Man’s greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done.”

You’re showing us your “ability to do” in this application. Please describe also how you apply your “powers to things needed to be done.”
I’ve always been a naturally curious person, looking to the world around me for problems and potential solutions. As I have grown older, my lens has changed and I have begun to see the world through numbers. My daily trip to school is 3,635 steps. 95% of Beijing’s population is Han Chinese. Numbers help me to specify and compare, so I can better understand my city and the world. Last summer I learned math modeling. Sitting in the airport on...
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School Specific Advice

How to increase chances at my school
38 Words
I visited WUSTL at October, had a interview and talked to...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

How I narrowed down my essay topics
109 Words
At first I was not really sure what my PS should be about. I tried to read the stories of other successful applicants, but their personal experiences don't apply to mine. In...
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What I wish I had known as a first generation applicant
75 Words
For international applicants, I think the most important thing is to get started as soon as possible. I personally didn't choose to go...
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What I’d change about my application process
65 Words
I would wish to apply less safety schools and more reach or match schools. In the application season I spent...
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High School Performance

Unweighted GPA
3.98
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesScience/Math, Student Council / Government, Debate Club/Team, Science/Math, Academic, Debate Club/Team, Academic

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
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