College Admissions Info

University of California - San Diego, ‘17
BA, Political Science and Government, Mathematics

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 3 supplemental essays
  • 1 advice topics

Student Background

I am a Taiwanese-American guy with a Midwestern heart living out in California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Regular Decision, Early Action
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: UCSD, UC Davis, UNC, UVA, UMich, William & Mary, USC, GWU, BU
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Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin, Russian

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1580
Highest SAT: 2340
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High School Performance

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Top 5%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Some good some bad
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Basketball, Tennis (Recruited), Wrestling, Football (Recruited)
Extracurricular Activities: After 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
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College Application Essays

“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...

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...

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...

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...

College Admissions Advice

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