smhoang2
smhoang2,
Illinois ‘19
B.S., Aerospace Engineering
First-generation college student interested in engineering
Features Included
1
Essays
22
Schools
7
Scores
6
Advice
5
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Chicago, Illinois
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision, Early Decision, Early Action
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Vietnamese

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • University of Illinois - Chicago  (Chicago, IL)
  • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Scripps College (Claremont, CA)
  • Pomona College (Claremont, CA)
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)
  • Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Harvey Mudd (Claremont, CA)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Loyola University Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
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University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)

Applied for a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Other Relative

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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In 1947, my grandpa moved from China to Cambodia, where he started a small convenient store. Two years later, he met my grandma and they started a family. They lived there happily for twenty years until the Cambodian Holocaust. The entire Tan family was forced to gather only a few belongings and escape on foot. They reached Vietnam, where they decided to settle and open a bakery. The bakery was a family business, so everyone was required to help. Besides working,...
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General Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
15 Words
Find something productive to do...
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Why I declined other schools
34 Words
For me, financial aid and school location were large deciding...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
14 Words
I ultimately decided to...
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How I chose schools to apply to
63 Words
Many of the schools I applied to were through the QuestBridge program because I wanted to apply to schools...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
28 Words
The largest scholarship I applied to was QuestBridge....
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My advice about getting recommenders
70 Words
Aim for one math/science rec and one humanities rec because some schools specifically ask for that. Typically they should be...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.88
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 10%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
30
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores

Sports

SportsCross Country, Track & Field

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesScience Club/Team, Asian Club / Asian Interactive Youth Association, Yearbook, National Honor Society, Tutoring/Mentoring
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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