UCSD45791,
UCSD ‘17
B.A., Political Science and Government, , Mathematics
I am a Taiwanese-American guy with a Midwestern heart living out in California
Features Included
4
Essays
16
Schools
23
Scores
1
Advice
10
ECs
4
Sports

Background

GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision, Early Action
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin, Russian

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  • American University (Washington, DC)
  • George Washington University (Washington, DC)
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • Pomona College (Claremont, CA)
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University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)

Applied for a B.A. in Political Science and Government

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Parent

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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“It was the tainted fruit of an illegal investigation,” I thundered as I returned to the counsel table. I had just summarily dismantled the argument of my Mock Trial opponent. I exuded my trademark confidence against the best team in California, but, not too long ago, I could barely carry a conversation, let alone an argument. “All right students! Time for an icebreaker,” my teachers exclaimed year after year. As the usual groans resonated across the classroom, I writhed in...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
413 Words
Few schools have a dedicated International Affairs school open to undergraduate study. Even fewer are situated in Washington D.C, and only one is in Foggy Bottom. GW shares Foggy Bottom with numerous vital institutions like the State Department and the World Bank. As a prospective International Relations student, these institutions can be an invaluable resource for me when building a professional career by allowing me access to internships and professionals already in the field. GW’s ideal, convenient location...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
424 Words
Explain your nerdy side Star Wars has been more than just a series of movies. Anytime I want to escape the rigors of school, I read a Star Wars book or peruse Wookiepedia. Of all the fantasy settings I experienced growing up, from Redwall to Eragon, Nirn to Middle Earth, the Star Wars Universe has intrigued me most. Its sheer amount of material and exhaustive continuity have allowed me to spend hours poring over the different battles and biographies of...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
251 Words
“Where are you from? China? Korea? Japan?” Born in Ohio, that series of questions almost always followed any introduction. My answer “Taiwan” would often elicit either confused looks or excited exclamations of “I LOVE THAI FOOD.” By the time I moved to California, people knew where Taiwan was, and I was asked a much tougher question: “Aren’t Taiwan and China the same?” To answer, I pestered my parents, scoured books, and eventually figured out enough information to formulate a...
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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
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High School Performance

GPA
3.80
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Some good some bad
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
36
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2340
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1580
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details16 classes and scores

Sports

SportsBasketball, Tennis (Recruited), Wrestling, Football (Recruited)

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesAfter School Sports Coach, Model Congress / Model UN, Debate Club/Team, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Help Save Our Environment, Political Campaign, Math Team, Rotary Club, Tutoring/Mentoring, Student Council / Government
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Application Additional Materials

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