juliawang143
juliawang143,
UPenn ‘24
B.S., Computer Science
lover of the Bachelor, avocadoes, hikes, and rewatching Harry Potter for the 1000th time.
Features Included
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Essays
13
Schools
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Scores
3
Advice
4
ECs
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Sports

Background

Hometown Sammamish, Washington
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
  • University of Texas - Austin (Austin, TX)
  • Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.S. in Computer Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
A wooden house wider than taller stood in front of me. With run-down steps and a slanted sign-U-Pick Cherries-I almost laughed out loud. This was what we had driven five hours for? I sat down on a ladder under the shade, reveling in the breeze and watching my mom approach me with a basket of cherries resting against her hip. "Just try one." Mouth poised to protest, I then decided I didn't want to deal with fifteen minutes of her...
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Personal Statement
357 Words
Career aspirations, Interest in tech/engineering
Think about an academic subject that inspires you. Describe how you have furthered this interest inside and/or outside of the classroom.
My sister’s finger precariously floated above the send button, poised to email our friends my “affectionate” family nickname: Jujube. I was amazed that one click would have absolutely shattered my eight-year-old social life. Ever since, technology’s ability to impact has fascinated me, drawing me to the field of computer science. Eager to learn more about the subject, I took it upon myself to craft a product for my club Club CAFE. After six weeks of debugging, despair, and...
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Personal Statement
398 Words
Career aspirations, Interest in tech/engineering
My sister’s finger precariously floated above the iPad’s send button, poised to email our friends my “affectionate” family nickname: Jujube. I was amazed that one click would have absolutely shattered my eight-year-old social life. Ever since, technology’s ability to impact has fascinated me, drawing me to the field of computer science. Eager to learn more about the subject, eight years later I took IB Computer Science SL, which required a client project. After six weeks of debugging,...
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I went from being an outspoken cherry-hater to a wholehearted cherry-lover. When May flowers begin to bloom, I eagerly rush to farmers’ markets and collect my weekly indulgence: twenty pounds of cherries. Though I first abandoned my hatred of the fruit at eight years old, I still marvel at the extent of my cherry obsession. More than just a delectable, refreshing snack, they represent the beauty of surprises. My life has been a continual journey of self-discovery and self-growth, as...
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My breath catches in my throat—with wind swirling around me and fog hovering over the woods, my tiny world seems so different 4,000 feet up above. Glancing around, I recognize other hikers’ similar wonderstruck reactions. We all seek both the exhilarating thrill and calming effect of a nature escape from our bubbles below. Never have I felt so small and the world so big. And I’m okay with that—at this moment. When I finally hike back down, the...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
105 Words
Although you may not yet know what you want to major in, which department or program at MIT appeals to you and why? (100 words or fewer)
My sister’s finger precariously floated above the send button, poised to email our friends my “affectionate” family nickname: Jujube. I was amazed that one click would have absolutely shattered my eight-year-old social life. Ever since, technology’s ability to impact has fascinated me, drawing me to the field of computer science. By studying Course 6-3 and participating in HackMIT, I can create tools to accelerate other fields. I’ll actively shape the future through each line of code, from...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
203 Words
At Penn, learning and growth happen outside of the classrooms, too. How will you explore the community at Penn? Consider how this community will help shape your perspective and identity, and how your identity and perspective will help shape this community. (150-200 words)*
Hand in Hand We Code provides me a platform to teach students not only how to code but also how to be brave, avid learners. At meetings, students marvel at their ability to create maze games and calculators. I smile, knowing that I have sparked in them the same curiosity that motivated me to start coding. Though I instruct HHWC classes, at UPenn, I would constantly be in a state of learning. Joining Penn Labs, I would no longer code...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
352 Words
Every person has a creative side, and it can be expressed in many ways: problem solving, original and innovative thinking, and artistically, to name a few. Describe how you express your creative side.
She is red and purple. He is yellow, black, and blue. On birthdays, holidays, or simply whenever I have time, I gift my friends and family friendship bracelets. Intricate patterns of braids and twists, each one is diligently crafted with my creativity and love. My bracelets quickly became popular, classmates approaching me asking “how much do you want?” and “can you make me one?” I smile. Making others happy brings me joy, hours of planning, designing, and crafting always worth...
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School Specific Advice

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General Admissions Advice

How to deal with the stress of applying to college
185 Words
i feel u. i've been there. one thing that i dealt w was feeling like i hadnt done enough. everybody had published research, won some kind of international award, founded their own business, etc. most important thing that i reminded myself was that that was all in the past. now, i could only focus on...
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How I narrowed down my essay topics
146 Words
the summer going into senior year, i started thinking about essay topics. what describes me? what do i like to do? what are some of my core values? everybody's writing style is different, and i really discovered this editing other ppl's essays. some...
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What I’d change about my application process
411 Words
i am SO fortunate to have gotten into my ed school. everybody tells me that and i know that myself too. theres a lot of stress taken off of u the rest of senior year. but applying ed is my BIGGEST REGRET. i live in washington, where I am blessed that my public school, uw, has an amazing cs program. it's ranked 6th in the entire us and is also extremely affordable because of in state tuition. however, i did not want to go at all. most everybody at my school ends up there, and i just wanted to experience...
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High School Performance

Unweighted GPA
4.00
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1590
 
SAT Score Details
 
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details9 classes and scores

Sports

SportsSwimming/Diving, Cross Country, Track & Field

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), Computer / Technology Volunteer, Multicultural / International Club, Community Cleanup / Service
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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