College Admissions Info

University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, ‘19
BS, Materials Engineering, Materials Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I will be an incoming freshman, a science and engineering geek without the stereotypical 4.0 gpa.
From: Naperville , Illinois
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: Illinois, GA Tech, Purdue
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Korean

Test Scores

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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 10%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving, Martial Arts
Extracurricular Activities: Tutoring/Mentoring, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Math Team, School Jazz / Orchestra, Science Club/Team
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College Application Essays

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...

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...

College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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quirky, diligent,...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
27 Words
I talked to some professional editors, family members,...

What I’d change about my application process
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Even though procrastinators find inspiration at the...

My advice about getting recommenders
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Get heavily involved in a subject you really like,...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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Internships are a great way to...