boncheng
boncheng,
UMich ‘18
B.S., Spanish Language and Literature, , Psychology
I'm a sophomore at the University of Michigan and I could not be happier anywhere else.
Features Included
3
Essays
2
Schools
6
Scores
5
Advice
3
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Grand Rapids, Michigan
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionEarly Action
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin, Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)

Applied for a B.S. in Spanish Language and Literature

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Other Relative

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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My mom came from an affluent family. She was at the top of her class and was popular in school. The neighbors adored her and younger children looked up to her. Upon graduating, she became a math teacher at a local school. But her life turned upside down when she was nineteen. She was forced to immigrate to the United States with almost nothing, not even a winter jacket to face harsh New York winters. And on top of that,...
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Supplemental Essay Diversity statement
307 Words
It didn’t take me long to figure out my family wasn’t the typical white picket fence American family. Both my parents immigrated to the United States from China. Neither of my parents pursued a college education—my dad dropped out of high school to help support his family and my mom simply didn't have the chance with two younger sisters to care for, alone in a foreign land. I am not at all ashamed by the fact that...
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Supplemental Essay Issue of personal significance
444 Words
It’s an uncomfortable topic. It makes people squirm in their seats. Avoid eye contact. Talk in hushed voices. Suicide. This year it was a fellow classmate, whom I never got to know. A year ago, it was a young middle school student who rode my bus. Two years ago, it was a mother who was discovered by her teenage sons. Three years ago, it was an athlete who was known to be funny and was a friend to many....
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General Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
wealthy, cultured,...
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Post-college plans
13 Words
i want to take...
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My advice about getting recommenders
20 Words
ask a teacher that enjoyed having...
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How to increase chances at my school
37 Words
be a well rounded student. it's actually what all colleges want....
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What set me apart from other applicants
44 Words
i emphasized the fact that i was a first generation college student in...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.85
(no specification of weighting)
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Low at first but improved

Test Scores

Highest ACT
29
 
ACT Score Details
 
ACT Prep
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details5 classes and scores

Sports

SportsRowing (Crew)

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesNursing Home Volunteer, School Band

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences

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