College Admissions Info

University of Connecticut, ‘19
BS, Computer Software Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

A young, eager incoming college freshman with a strong academic record, with the passion to integrate research with his music and creative writing experience.
From: West Haven , Connecticut
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian, Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: UConn, BC, New Haven, Southern CT
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin, English

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1480
Highest SAT: 2120
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, Library Volunteer, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Muslim Students Association, Student Council / Government
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College Application Essays

Thrash. Thrash. Thrash. I hate these leaves. This sound means that I have to go outside to the backyard again to rake the leaves. I can almost hear the leaves snickering, double-daring, triple-daring me to go outside and try to shove them in paper bags. I don't even hear my mother calling me; the instinct of obedience has awakened in me, leading me outside anyway. A gale of wind greets my first step, freezing every joint in my body. My...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
289 Words
Imagine yourself in a tutorial at Williams. Of anyone in the world, whom would you choose to be the other student in the class, and why? (300 Words) When I was seven, my family moved to an old apartment in West Haven, Connecticut. One of my first friends here was Hiro, the son of a Thai immigrant who lived several floors down. He had a particular quality that I believe would make him the perfect other student in the class. Hiro...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
525 Words
One day in a second grade classroom, the teacher etched letters on the chalkboard surrounded by the whisper of pencil writing. A loud clang shattered the silence. I became the target, a young immigrant who was very frustrated in the classroom. “It’s supposed to be College! Not Coolidge!” he complained. “I hate this school!” My teacher cracked her head towards me, and a sharp glow came from her silvered eyes. “Alif! Sit down. I’ve already called your parents...

College Admissions Advice

Why I declined other schools
99 Words
After a long battle of bracing the college admissions process, I was stuck between two colleges among those which had accepted me: Boston College and UConn. When I went to...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
140 Words
A couple of weeks after I sent in my Common Application, an email popped on my screen that made me ecstatic. One of the colleges I applied to had offered to interview me at a particular day. Until I met the interviewer...

What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
46 Words
If I were student body president, I would immediately establish connections between my school...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
54 Words
The most popular extracurricular activity at my college is women's basketball. No other college could establish...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
73 Words
Proactive, because students are prepared for anything that comes at them; Unusual, because there is literally a student organization for anything at...

What I’d change about my application process
64 Words
The one thing I'd change about my college application process was the clarity of my essays in indicating my...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
74 Words
My school is located in the middle of nowhere, lingering on the border of Massachusetts and Connecticut. Despite its isolation, the community...