UT Austin
B.S., Chemical Engineering
I'm from the SF Bay Area, but I'm betraying my roots by attending The University of Texas at Austin as a chemical engineering major. I like music, science and eating!
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Hometown Fremont, California
EthnicityAsian, White Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
Class of2019
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken English

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • University of Texas - Austin (Austin, TX)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • University of California - Irvine (Irvine, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN)
  • University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
  • West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV)
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
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University of Texas - Austin (Austin, TX)

Applied for a B.S. in Chemical Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents + 1 more

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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I am a hardworking perfectionist; however, I also constantly misplace my homework and have a creatively distinct, sometimes illogical rationale. I dare to fail, to forge my own opportunities and, most importantly, to pursue my dreams and aspirations. My parents were always at the top of their classes throughout their academic careers. Their academic achievement is a common household topic. I almost considered academic success to be a gene I inherited, as my eighth-grade-self excelled in all things scholastic. I...
Supplemental Essay Amusing anecdote
677 Words
A car swerves to the left and into the shoulder of the road, where it continues at a speed that I think is probably just below that of what you would see at a NASCAR event. Another car squeezes into our lane, a few inches behind our car's bumper. Police are setting up flares about 100 feet in front of us. I am unfazed. I am one of a few hundred thousand people who commute across the San Francisco Bay on...
Additional Essay Details
101 Words
This was from a UC essay prompt: Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud and how does it relate to the person you are? I also used this essay for a University of Texas essay prompt. I decided to write about the creation my daily commute routine. Figuring out what to do with an hour in the car every day was a...

General Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
52 Words
Rank is most important by far. Try to write the best essays you can possibly write...
Why I ultimately chose my school
271 Words
UT had an excellent (top 10!) program in my major--chemical engineering. I was actually admitted to colleges that technically had better engineering departments and chemical engineering rankings, but I decided that UT was the best fit for me. The students and Austinites are so friendly and welcoming. You don't feel like your classmates are going to rip out your eyes and sabotage your work like in many other top-tier schools. Students are very collaborative. UT also has a great...
Why I declined other schools
166 Words
I thought it would be a good idea to make one of these. Lots of people ask me why I declined UC Berkeley. There's no doubt that it's programs are top-tier, and it was cheaper for me to go there in-state as well. My answer is fit. You want...
How I chose schools to apply to
216 Words
First, I looked at rank. I wanted to go to a school with a good program for my major. Look at multiple sources and check their methods for scoring, because some sources will weigh factors that may or may not be important to you. Then, I looked at student reviews. College prowler was a great website for this. You can get to know...
Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
45 Words
I was initially deferred at UMich (along with most of the early applications). I...

High School Performance

Weighted GPA
Top 10%
High School TypeReligious
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Low one semester/year
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Test Scores

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Highest SAT
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Converted SAT Score1500
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AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details8 classes and scores


SportsSwimming/Diving, Volleyball


ActivitiesNational Honor Society, Special Olympics, Tutoring/Mentoring, Yearbook, Political Campaign
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