Mattyboi
Mattyboi,
UCSD ‘19
B.S., Electrical and Electronics Engineering, , Economics
UCSD c/o 2019, I prefer my puns Intended.
Features Included
10
Essays
16
Schools
13
Scores
4
Advice
2
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Fremont, California
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin, Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • University of California - Irvine (Irvine, CA)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
  • University of Texas - Austin (Austin, TX)
  • Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)
  • Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)
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University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
663 Words
Creative personal story
I walk up the hardwood, the ball’s synthetic leather absorbing the sweat from my hands. Glancing quickly at the scoreboard, I take in the situation. Ten seconds left and we are down by two. I look up the court, trying to examine it like a chess board. I quickly note the position of each player, trying to predict what their next move would be. Curling my hand, I signal the play that will make or break our team’s...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
695 Words
The number three has always held a special place in our world. In math, three is the first prime. Pythagoras called it the “noblest” digit, as it is the only number to equal the sum of the all the terms beneath it. We feel the most comfortable in a group of three. We learn to stay away from three leafed plants. We count down from three in anticipation of the future, while counting up to three before we punish our...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
254 Words
“At the University of Chicago, it's all about ideas.” That was the first line inside the promotional pamphlet that I received. As I flipped through the pages I learned of U Chicago’s intellectual approach to education, the emphasis on ideas and thoughts, the well-respected faculty and groundbreaking research programs, the culture and diversity, the beautiful environment, and even the unique housing model. In addition to having one of the best business schools in the world, UChicago also has a...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
587 Words
When I was 12, my parents found an antiquated computer sitting on the side of the street. Knowing my interest in electronics, they brought it home for me. “If you can fix it,” they told me, “you can have it.” I was thrilled. I set to work on it the very next day. With my father’s help and a how-to book next to me, I slowly revived the old machine, soldering and attaching new microchips, programming and installing various programs...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
102 Words
My career will truly begin with the innovative First-Year Engineering program. Numerous hands-on projects will allow me to build a strong foundation in engineering. Afterwards, I hope to be part of the Engineering Leadership Program, in addition to pursuing a joint-degree in business.The school will also provide many opportunities to branch out and network with other talented, passionate students, each with the potential to be the next pioneer in their field. Finally, when I’m not studying or exploring...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
514 Words
When I was 12, my parents found an antiquated computer sitting on the side of the street. Knowing my interest in electronics, they brought it home for me. “If you can fix it,” they told me, “you can have it.” I was thrilled. I set to work on it immediately. With my father’s help and a how-to book next to me, I slowly revived the old machine, soldering and attaching new microchips, programming and installing various programs needed for the...
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Supplemental Essay Amusing anecdote
209 Words
Roll, Push, Roll, Ollie onto rail, 50-50 grind, Kickflip off. When it comes to skateboarding, it is not just the skills you remember, its the feeling of family. I first got involved in the sport because the cool kids were doing it. Yet as I progressed, I realized skateboarding is a very fraternal activity. When I was at the skatepark, I was in the midst of strangers, yet I never felt more at home. Nobody criticized you if you failed...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
249 Words
Art and science. To many, the fields seem like polar opposites, existing in the separate realms of logic and emotion. Having participated in both, however, I know that the similarities between artists and scientists far outweigh their stereotypical differences. Both search deeply for the answers to life’s mysteries (albeit with different methods), and both laboratories and art studios are wonderful places for inquiry and learning. I have always enjoyed combining design and technology. As a kid, I had grand...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
244 Words
Engineering is the portal to the future. With my engineering degree, I hope that I will be able to create the next big thing that will propel our society forward. Whether it be economizing solar energy, creating energy from fusion, or even developing life-like robots, engineering will enable us to advance our civilization as a whole. In particular, I hope to go into electrical engineering. I want to help solve one of the biggest problems today, which is the presence...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
255 Words
To be honest, I’ve never actually thought of the difference between a nerd and a geek before reading this prompt. After a quick google search, however, I have learned that a geek is someone that has an intense interest in a particular subject (especially fantastical worlds and characters), while nerds are more into academic fields, especially math and science. Both groups tend to be more introverted. After thinking about it, I believe that I am neither a nerd or...
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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
10 Words
Focus not just...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
29 Words
College counselors are a great help with keeping track...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
28 Words
Find a internship, doesn't matter where, as long...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
31 Words
USC, CMU, Michigan. If they offer an interview, do...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.10
 
Rank
Top 10%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Low one semester/year

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2390
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1600
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details5 classes and scores

Sports

SportsBasketball (Recruited), Volleyball

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesNational Honor Society, Political Campaign
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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