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Penn Quaker
Penn Quaker
University of Pennsylvania, ‘18
BA, Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: Duke, UPenn, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UCSD, UC Irvine, Pacific
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Cantonese, Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1580
Highest SAT: 2350
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Basketball,
Extracurricular Activities: Yearbook, American Red Cross, Help Save Our Environment
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Summer experience
497 Words
One of my biggest blessings academically was the opportunity to perform stem cell research alongside postdoctoral scholars in Stanford’s School of Medicine last summer. Stem cell research carries the greatest potential for combating many of mankind’s greatest threats, from cancers to heart attacks. After my mother was diagnosed with late-stage metastatic lung cancer, I knew that I had to immediately begin building the infrastructure I needed in biomedical sciences if I had any hopes of benefiting her welfare...

Supplemental Essay: Time off from school
150 Words
I was worried when I performed my first floor demonstration about rovers as a new volunteer at the Chabot Space and Science Center during “Curiosity Rover Celebration.” Scanning the floor for the hundredth time, my eyes caught a boy, who was about seven years old, holding a bionic bunny and peering from behind the sundial. Nervously, I began the script that I had been trained to deliver. However, in mid-sentence about Curiosity, the boy, who had surreptitiously approached, quietly asked...

Additional Essay Details:
21 Words
Its a simple but interesting anecdote that gives colleges a glimpse of what life looks like for you outside of academics.

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