jonjonlai
jonjonlai,
Yale ‘17
B.S., Mechanical Engineering
Yale 2017
Features Included
3
Essays
1
Schools
8
Scores
5
Advice
1
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Arcadia, California
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionEarly Action, Recruited for Sport
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Cantonese

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
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Yale University (New Haven, CT)

Applied for a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
486 Words
Athletic achievement
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...
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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...
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Additional Essay Details
10 Words
A description of the problems faced with being a Chinese-American
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General Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
14 Words
Attraction and relationships. A...
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What set me apart from other applicants
12 Words
I went through a...
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How to increase chances at my school
28 Words
Be very passionate about one topic. I feel...
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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...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
18 Words
I felt that Yale gave...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.2
 
Rank
N/A
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
33
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2160
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1500
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details3 classes and scores

Sports

SportsGolf

Extracurriculars

Activities
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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