College Admissions Info

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ‘19
BS, Computer Science, Electrical and Communications Engineering, Business Management

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm a first generation immigrant student attending MIT on a near-full ride after rejecting a full-ride from Princeton.
From: Hong Kong , Wisconsin , Hong Kong
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No, Sibling
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: MIT, Princeton
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Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1550
Highest SAT: 2290
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High School Performance

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Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Academic Decathlon, Asian Club / Asian Interactive Youth Association, Community Cleanup / Service, Diversity Committee / Minority Initiative, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Yearbook, Student Council / Government, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

Numerous elementary and middle students my age were looking forward for the school day to conclude with the final bell. I, however, did not represent the typical student as I dreaded the end of the school day. While my classmates welcomed the afternoon by playing outside and enjoying the day, I would arrive home only to aid my family in our restaurant. Each time I would pass a group of my classmates enjoying the weather on their bikes, playing an...

Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
625 Words
One change that I would like to impart on to my community would be the disappearance racial tensions between the minorities. In my school, there is a large group of Hispanics as well as African-Americans. Both of these groups furiously contempt each other and constantly get involve in arguments as well as fights. Over my four years at the school, racial tensions between these two minority groups have been escalating. It reached the apex last year, when both groups participated...

Additional Essay Details:
12 Words
Questbridge Scholarship Application: Describe one thing you would change in your Community.

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
408 Words
I was the student body President - I began changes on the Advanced Placement ban placed on underclassmen and began changes to the calendar and exam dates. Furthermore, the grading scale change on the district-wide level proposed by the president before me passed under my presidency. Look for things that you heard students talk about before. The grading scale in my case was extremely important to students because if students were between an A and a B (with no grades in between at the time), it would be mathematically impossible to move up regardless of their grade on the final...

What I’d change about my application process
108 Words
I would focus a lot more on my essay writing. Going into the January Admissions season, I was planning on only applying to my top schools - Harvard, MIT, and Stanford. However...

My advice about getting recommenders
68 Words
Focus on teachers that you really connect with - the teachers that have seen your work ethic and would rather...