jango88
jango88,
Illinois ‘19
B.S., Materials Engineering, , Materials Science
I will be an incoming freshman, a science and engineering geek without the stereotypical 4.0 gpa.
Features Included
2
Essays
8
Schools
13
Scores
5
Advice
5
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Naperville, Illinois
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Korean

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
  • Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)
  • Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
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University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)

Applied for a B.S. in Materials Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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I refuse to be underestimated by anyone. Although my classmates perceive excellence as a definitive trait, I argue that it is quite malleable because excellence is shaped progressively. Through orchestra, it became quite clear to me that natural talent embodied certain individuals. I became more self-aware of my shortcomings with the violin, yet the most frightening aspect of the situation was the inevitability of the widening skill gap between my peers and me as those with talent improved, whereas I...
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Supplemental Essay Issue of personal significance
302 Words
Food is sacred. It is not something that is simply consumed for its caloric value and thereby transformed into energy for the human body to function properly. No, it is a passion of mine that should probably be considered an academic subject. When I sit down to enjoy a meal, I respect each ingredient on my plate. The joy of the first bite is gratifying and the rest are equally delicious. Through years of experience, I have acquired an acute...
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General Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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quirky, diligent,...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
27 Words
I talked to some professional editors, family members,...
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What I’d change about my application process
24 Words
Even though procrastinators find inspiration at the...
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My advice about getting recommenders
29 Words
Get heavily involved in a subject you really like,...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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Internships are a great way to...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.05
 
Rank
Top 10%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Low at first but improved
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details9 classes and scores

Sports

SportsSwimming/Diving, Martial Arts

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesTutoring/Mentoring, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Math Team, School Jazz / Orchestra, Science Club/Team
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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