timthebeaver
timthebeaver,
MIT ‘19
B.S., Computer Science, , Electrical and Communications Engineering, , Business Management
I'm a first generation immigrant student attending MIT on a near-full ride after rejecting a full-ride from Princeton.
Features Included
3
Essays
10
Schools
26
Scores
3
Advice
8
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Hong Kong, Wisconsin, Hong Kong
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)

Applied for a B.S. in Computer Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Sibling

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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

GPA
4.00
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2290
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1550
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details17 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesAcademic 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

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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