College Admissions Info

tchen
tchen
University of Pennsylvania ‘19
BS, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a freshman majoring in Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania. I like corgis, watermelon, and scaring people.
From: Melbourne , Florida
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 4 schools
Accepted At: UPenn, Northeastern
Denied At:
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin, Spanish

Test Scores

2240
SAT
36
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1530
Highest SAT: 2240
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High School Performance

4.50
GPA
Top 1%
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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Math Team, National Honor Society, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, School Jazz / Orchestra, Tutoring/Mentoring, Student Council / Government
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College Application Essays

I was in my family’s new doctor’s office sitting next to my sister and reading an outdated magazine.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...









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...









College 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...





My advice about getting recommenders
32 Words
All of my recommenders were teachers I had known for...





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...





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...





How I chose schools to apply to
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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...