College Admissions Info

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, ‘19

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Alumni of a Top 10 High School in the US and First Generation College Student attending the University of Michigan!
From: Sterling Heights , Michigan
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision, Early Action, Accepted From Waitlist
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Tufts, UMich, Case, BU, MSU, Ohio State, Fordham, Loyola U Chicago, Penn State, UMich - Dearborn, OU, Pitt, Purdue
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Vietnamese

Test Scores

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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 10%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), Model Congress / Model UN, School Band, Yearbook, Hospital Volunteer, National Honor Society, Math Team, Asian Club / Asian Interactive Youth Association, Multicultural / International Club
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College Application Essays

631 Words
The one morning that I decided to actually listen to my mother was that one morning that ended up costing my family $10,000 in car damages, putting the loud BANG into the end of my junior year. One of my biggest failures in life was the morning of my first car accident on June 3, 2014. Listening to my mom, I decided not to go to McDonald's to get my daily dosage of coffee. Working at McDonald's, who could not pass up 50% off...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
533 Words
The primary UM Undergraduate school that I am applying for is the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) with a hope of also being admitted into the Ross School of Business through its preferred admission program. Both of these schools support my interests in numerous ways. LSA provides lots of flexibility in the courses that I am able to take that will fulfill my major requirements. Coming from an IB Diploma Program, many of the classes that I...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
272 Words
One of the communities that I am proud to be a part of is the community of my high school, "International Academy East". This community is not just the typical high school where students and teachers wake up at 6 AM and end the day at 3 PM. It is a community of teachers and students that go above and beyond to make the IA a safe, learning community. This community has been a large part of my life for the past...

Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
261 Words
Being a Vietnamese-American has been one of the hardest things that I have endured during my entire life. Always being ostracized by others for being different. I apologize to the world that I am not Chinese, or Japanese, or Korean and do not fit the stereotypical image of a typical Asian. I take my cultural roots very seriously and growing up in a community with a majority of CaucasianAmericans makes it extremely difficult to be myself. I have found myself...

College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
54 Words
If possible, try and take College Courses during your summer! You can get a heard start...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
6 Words
Studious, Knowledgeable,...

Why I ultimately chose my school
52 Words
I chose the University of Michigan over many other prestigious universities is because of the cost...

My advice about getting recommenders
28 Words
Do not just ask letters of recommendations from...

What I’d change about my application process
60 Words
Do not apply to so many schools in which you absolutely know you will not attend! I spent...

What set me apart from other applicants
54 Words
What really set me apart from my other classmates that I had many dual enrollment credits...