College Admissions Info

boncheng
boncheng
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor ‘18
BS, Spanish Language and Literature, Psychology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm a sophomore at the University of Michigan and I could not be happier anywhere else.
From: Grand Rapids , Michigan
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Other Family Member
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 2 schools
Accepted At: UMich, MSU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin, Spanish

Test Scores

29
ACT
Highest ACT:
ACT Prep:
Other Standardized Tests:

High School Performance

3.85
GPA
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Rowing (Crew)
Extracurricular Activities: Nursing Home Volunteer, School Band
How Spent Summers:
Work:

College Application Essays

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,...





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...





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....







College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
wealthy, cultured,...





Post-college plans
13 Words
i want to take...





My advice about getting recommenders
20 Words
ask a teacher that enjoyed having...





How to increase chances at my school
37 Words
be a well rounded student. it's actually what all colleges want....





What set me apart from other applicants
44 Words
i emphasized the fact that i was a first generation college student in...