College Admissions Info

jonjonlai
jonjonlai
Yale University ‘17
BS, Mechanical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Yale 2017
From: Arcadia , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action, Recruited for Sport
Applied To: 1 school
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Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Cantonese

Test Scores

2160
SAT
33
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1500
Highest SAT: 2160
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High School Performance

4.20
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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Golf
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Athletic achievement
486 Words
During a golf tournament in Hong Kong, my playing partner hooked his shot into the bushes. I hit my second shot and then went over to help him look for his golf ball. After about 3 minutes, I found his ball in between two large, prickly shrubs. After the round, he came over to me, saying, “You know, I've never had anyone help me look for my golf ball”. This seemed foreign to me, because most tournaments I play have people...







Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
503 Words
On the second night of our seven day trip to Indonesia, my roommate asked to me, “you're an American, why do you come back to Hong Kong every year?” I was taken aback. I had been selected to play for the Hong Kong Junior Golf team in Indonesia. Why wouldn't I return to the country of my birth, and why didn't he see me as a Hong Konger? I tried not to let his question bother me, but I couldn...







Additional Essay Details:
10 Words
A description of the problems faced with being a Chinese-American

College Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
14 Words
Attraction and relationships. A...





What set me apart from other applicants
12 Words
I went through a...





How to increase chances at my school
28 Words
Be very passionate about one topic. I feel...





My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
50 Words
I am a member of the Yale Golf Team, which I am most proud of...





Why I ultimately chose my school
18 Words
I felt that Yale gave...