peyo212
peyo212,
Princeton ‘12
B.S., Finance
I recently graduated from Princeton and currently attend UChicago Booth's MBA program while working in trading.
Features Included
10
Essays
13
Schools
22
Scores
15
Advice
6
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Chicago, Illinois
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
First Gen College StudentYes
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
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Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)

Applied for a B.S. in Finance

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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“God of grace, you have given us minds to know you, hearts to love you and voices to sing your praise. Fill us with your Spirit that we may celebrate your glory and worship you in spirit and in truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.” Those were the words I spoke to begin the Sunday service at my local Presbyterian church, home a congregation of nearly five hundred members. There I was, an Asian American, telling a crowd of...
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Supplemental Essay Strong beliefs/principles
258 Words
Last year, a student questioned one of my teachers' integrity. My teacher had seen one of her students writing the word "murderer" on a piece of paper. Understandably, my teacher asked the student why she was doing so. The student said that one of her friends from another class had shown her how to spell the word "murderer." At this point, my teacher said half-jokingly, "Well, you better watch out. Your friend might be a terrorist." The student she was...
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Supplemental Essay Amusing anecdote
102 Words
I am a professional videogamer. Not many people believe me when I tell them this, but if they do, they automatically assume that I spend every waking moment staring at the television with my Gamecube controller in hand. This is hardly the case. I cannot possibly participate in all of my other extracurricular activities if I did not moderate my gaming time. Other naysayers tell me that making a competition out of an activity like videogaming ruins its fun aspect....
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
783 Words
“And in fifth place – this person will take the place of any of the top four who cannot take part in the national competition – from Suncrest Middle School....” My heart skipped a beat. So not all four members of the powerhouse Suncrest team would go to nationals. Someone had ended their streak of three consecutive sweeps in the state competition. It was not until three names later that the same woman called me up to take my trophy for second...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
99 Words
Among all the engineering options at MIT, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering intrigues me the most. Materials engineering has been rapidly growing in interest due to the media’s attention to subjects such as nanotechnology. Because several engineering disciplines have been around for so long (civil, chemical, electrical), scientists have found most of what there is to know in those fields. There is, however, many unearthed discoveries in the field of materials science due to its relatively recent...
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Supplemental Essay Issue of personal significance
551 Words
One day in the summer before eighth grade, I walked into my room and saw my father looking at one of those large road-trip maps. I had not immediately recognized the state on the page, but I eventually realized that it was the mid-Atlantic state of West Virginia. My face apparently had shown an expression of confusion because with an amused look on his face, he beckoned me to come closer, pointed to the capital, Charleston, and told me that...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
478 Words
Many people have heard of Johann Pachelbel’s “Canon in D.” This famous baroque piece attracted many fans and was perhaps the first “pop” music in world history. Recently, a Taiwanese guitarist named Jerry Chang arranged a neo-classical metal version of “Canon in D” dubbed “Canon Rock.” He and numerous other guitarists have demonstrated mastery of this song and it is one of the most popular videos seen on Youtube. When I found out about this new arrangement, I had...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
280 Words
"The wind of freedom blows." Stanford's motto is like an invitation to a place where I can do things according to my own will, but at the same time be carried by a "wind" that will keep me on a path to success. Fortunately, I did not choose Stanford just because of five words. Everything else about the school also suits me perfectly. Stanford has two of the best programs in the nation when it comes to materials engineering and...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
289 Words
The popular group sits at the tables near the entrance to the cafeteria in order to be close to the television. The Goths sit near the windows to be far from everyone else. The hicks occupy the other part of the brighter wing of the cafeteria, across from the Goths. Everyone else who is too different to be accepted into these factions forms another circle of friends, which is located in the corner of the cafeteria. Everybody seems to be...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
296 Words
After I had mailed in the application for Governor's Honors Academy (GHA) in January this year, I had wondered whether or not I had just thrown away three weeks of my summer before senior year. I could not have been more wrong. Every year the state of West Virginia offers to rising seniors a three-week summer program called Governor's Honors Academy. Through a rigorous application process, two students from each county in West Virginia were selected in addition to 55 at-large...
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General Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
33 Words
Eating clubs are the main social scene for upperclassmen but...
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My favorite course thus far, and why
29 Words
ORF 309 - Probability and Stochastic Systems Great class...
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
14 Words
Ready for the...
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What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
4 Words
Needs...
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What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
20 Words
Relative to other top schools, more...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
7 Words
Did not...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
25 Words
My Princeton interview went well because I mentioned...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
21 Words
Work in a variety of internships...
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What set me apart from other applicants
12 Words
I was from WV,...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
28 Words
Amazing financial aid program (best in the country...
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How I chose schools to apply to
3 Words
1/3 Reaches, 1/3...
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Post-college plans
7 Words
I work...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
10 Words
Great proximity to...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
17 Words
Princeton gives its financial aid...
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My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
9 Words
Christian fellowship, videogaming...
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High School Performance

GPA
4
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
34
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2310
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1560
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details13 classes and scores

Sports

SportsBasketball

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesLocal Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Math Team, Science Club/Team, Student Council / Government, Beta Club, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl
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Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
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