tchen
tchen,
UPenn ‘19
B.S., Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
I am a freshman majoring in Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania. I like corgis, watermelon, and scaring people.
Features Included
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Essays
4
Schools
18
Scores
5
Advice
6
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Melbourne, Florida
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionEarly Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin, Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.S. in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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I was in my family’s new doctor’s office sitting next to my sister and reading an outdated magazine. My mother was recording my medical history for the hospital when I happened to glance over as she filled out “Father’s History” only to see her check the small box labeled “cancer.” My first reaction was to tease my mom for her obvious absentmindedness. “Mom, why’d you check that box? Dad never had cancer.” Her odd stare bothered...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
576 Words
Although I have not yet chosen a specific undergraduate major, I understand that my strengths and interests lie primarily in STEM-related fields and that I am most passionate and curious about interdisciplinary innovation and research. During the summer after my junior year, I had the opportunity to intern for a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Texas Arlington (UTA). There, I observed and participated in research the professor was conducting about locomotion of microorganisms. The final goal of...
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General Admissions Advice

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
52 Words
You are making a mistake if you do not mention the opportunities for interdisciplinary learning. I...
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My advice about getting recommenders
32 Words
All of my recommenders were teachers I had known for...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
37 Words
Really highly ranked schools have amazing financial aide! Do not make...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
64 Words
Penn is located in Philadelphia, one of the oldest and largest cities in the world and the nation's former...
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How I chose schools to apply to
245 Words
The first thing I did to narrow down my list of schools was decide how large of a school I wanted. I prefer a mid to large student body because I liked the idea of meeting a wide range of diverse people, so I eliminated all schools with less than 2000 undergraduate students. The next step I took was deciding what kind of area I wanted my school to be in. I despise...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.5
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
36
 
ACT Score Details
 
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2240
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1530
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details12 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTennis

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesMath Team, National Honor Society, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, School Jazz / Orchestra, Tutoring/Mentoring, Student Council / Government

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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