College Admissions Info

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, ‘19
BS, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Sciences and Molecular Medicine, Biotechnology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a current freshmen at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Currently I am in LSA and trying to transfer to an engineering school. I am also involved in research at UMich so feel free to ask about that.
From: Bloomfield Hills , Michigan
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Prefer Not to Share
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: MSU, UMich
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: German, Korean

Test Scores

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High School Performance

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Top 10%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Dance, Asian Club / Asian Interactive Youth Association, School Jazz / Orchestra, DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Failure experience
127 Words
Success is usually defined as completion of a goal or objective. However, success is not always the completion of something. In fact, success can also be the failure to complete a goal or objective. Failure does not equate to being unsuccessful, nor does rejection. Just because I was rejected by many colleges and programs does not make efforts any less valuable. Yes, it is difficult to come to terms with failure; in the future it will make me even more...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
517 Words
In order to answer this question, “here” must first be defined. “Here” can be defined as “this place” or “this very spot in which I exist right now.” With this definition in place it will be easier to determine why I am here. It is also important to define “somewhere else.” One definition is that “somewhere else” is anywhere but “here.” With this given definition, I am always “here”, and I cannot be somewhere because then somewhere else would become ...

Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
252 Words
Since I am half-Korean, I am part of a unique ethnic community. During elementary school I became aware of my cultural identity, when I attended a Korean language school on the weekends. The curriculum consisted of language, dance, and traditional customs, and they continue to influence my life. On the Korean side of my family, we celebrate traditional holidays such as Chuseok, the harvest festival, and the Lunar New Year. As I am half Korean, it has always been interesting...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
505 Words
What do a viola and a lawsuit have in common? Everyone is happy when the case is closed. Despite being the butt of a majority of orchestra jokes, I picked up the viola in fourth grade. Initially I began playing because I wanted to be different from the hordes of violinists; there is a reason why there are two violin sections. The first pieces I learned included classics such as “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star,” “Perpetual Motion,” and other works from...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
425 Words
It has always been my wish to attend a university in the middle of a bustling city -- somewhere where I would have access to a wide variety of experiences, cultures, and people. Suburban settings always move at a slower pace than what is enjoyable for me. Everything is farther away than need be; adventure is lacking; it seems all too impossible to lose oneself in the moment as almost everything is planned. Cities are one of the few places...

Additional Essay Details:
75 Words
If I am 100% honest I wrote some of these essays within 24 hours of the due date so they do not fully represent me. On the other hand some of my essays were edited my several people over the course of three months. I don't recommend either of these methods. This section is not for advice, but I cannot really expand on much of what I wrote about because it was not that important to me.

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
60 Words
I would not have as many people edit my essays because my voice did not shine through in...