CharlesLi
CharlesLi,
UT Austin ‘22
B.B.A., Finance
Self-motivated student looking to make a difference in this world.
Features Included
6
Essays
3
Schools
7
Scores
3
Advice
11
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Houston, Texas
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Texas - Austin (Austin, TX)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
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University of Texas - Austin (Austin, TX)

Applied for a B.B.A. in Finance

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Sibling

School Specific Essays

Thank you for being my teacher and also my student. Teaching you American history for your citizenship test is one of my most cherished memories. I recall asking you, “What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?” With a sparkle in your eyes and a grin creaking from the corner from your mouth, you replied “Freedom of religion.” Having never learned English, your determination presented itself through clever ways of memorizing answers that still make me laugh. Using...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
252 Words
If you could have any career, what would it be? Why? Describe any activities you are involved in, life experiences you’ve had, or even classes you’ve taken that have helped you identify this professional path.
Effective communication skills are the crux of being successful in any career path. My extracurricular efforts in my 4 years at Strake Jesuit resemble a character that portrays an affection towards philanthropic services and reflects the school motto of being a “Man for Others.” My endeavors have always been directed by my motivations to be a facilitator of change and to be able to vocalize my beliefs. If I were to choose a single career, I would want to go into...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
254 Words
Do you believe your academic record (transcript information and test scores) provide an accurate representation of you as a student? Why or why not?
My academic record at Strake Jesuit, in accordance with my test scores, are merely a reflection of a single subset of my ability to demonstrate excellence in higher education. A distinguished student is characterized by their ability to maintain high grades while exceeding in extracurricular activities and providing an impact to the community around them. A consideration of my application through the lens of only reviewing my transcript and test scores is an undermining of the amounts of time I...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
268 Words
How do you show leadership in your life? How do you see yourself being a leader at UT Austin?
Leadership has been a quintessential part of my growth at Strake Jesuit. A major turning point for me in realizing my potential to be a leader in my community was my selection as one of the two sophomores to represent Strake Jesuit at the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar. This experience taught me to utilize my public speaking skills in order to bring about opportunities to others. I took on this role in being appointed to the position of...
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Supplemental Essay: Other
215 Words
Briefly describe why you have chosen to apply to the honors program(s) you’ve selected.
My selection to apply to Business Honors and Plan II reflect my desire to challenge myself through the next 4 years of my academic development. From the small, focused class-size to the vast array of opportunities, every single aspect of these programs have been compelling in terms of the extracurricular activities I have engaged in throughout high school. Stemming from debate, I personally believe that productive discourse derives from a discussion-based classroom since it allows for the contestation of a position...
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Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
422 Words
If selected, how will you contribute to this scholar community and how do you hope the scholar community will impact you?
The summer entering my 8th grade year, I was introduced to debate as a competitive activity, and since then, I was hooked. Being able to find a space where every word I said had an impact on not only me, but others resonated with my interest of developing my personal communication skills. Coming from a family where English was not second nature made this a personal obstacle I was determined to overcome. Throughout my journey, there have been many individuals...
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School Specific Advice

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General Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
138 Words
Summer is a wonderful time to take a break from academics - that's a statement most of us agree to. However, summer should never be a break from challenging oneself to become a better version of themselves. The opportunities you can...
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How I narrowed down my essay topics
152 Words
Narrowing down your essay topics may seem like a very daunting task, but the key is to start early on in the summer. Start thinking about what you are most passionate about in this world. From extracurricular activities to the friends around you, you have to...
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How to deal with the stress of applying to college
146 Words
College applications can seem insurmountable from the vast stories you hear from upperclassmen getting rejections and acceptance letter left and right, you really don't know what to expect. That narrative, however, is false. You have all of the resources in front of you to...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.36
(equivalent to 3.98 unweighted)
Rank
Top 5%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
33
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details4 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDebate Club/Team, School Jazz / Orchestra, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Community Cleanup / Service, Key Club, National Honor Society, Nursing Home Volunteer, Political Campaign, Tutoring/Mentoring, Volunteer Coach, Art
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Awards Received

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