College Admissions Info

kwang
kwang
University of Pennsylvania ‘17
BS, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • 5 advice topics

Student Background

Bioengineering major currently studying at UPenn
From: New Orleans , Louisiana
Gender: Male
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: UPenn, Tulane, Vanderbilt, GA Tech, Johns Hopkins, Duke, UC Berkeley, UCSD, Rice
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2330
SAT
35
ACT
Highest SAT: 2330
Other SAT Scores:
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High School Performance

4.20
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Magnet
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Tennis, Track & Field

College Application Essays

College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
28 Words
If you plan on applying to Harvard or MIT, do make sure to prepare for the interview thoroughly. These two schools weight interviews more significantly than other colleges.

How I chose schools to apply to
77 Words
In retrospect, I wish I had done more work researching schools before the application process. In particular, I wish I had known more about the UC system's financial aid policy for out of state students. The UC schools give out of state students barely anything. UC Berkeley was the only school I was accepted at that gave literally zero dollars...



How to increase chances at my school
47 Words
This doesn't just apply to Penn specifically, but, in general, you should have others review your application. Getting outside feedback can help you realize which parts of your application are weak and can help you greatly improve your essays. Oftentimes it's hard to see these things yourself.

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
49 Words
It's definitely important to be productive during your summers while you're in high school. Look for summer programs that fit with your interests. Even something like a summer job would be great to have on your resume. Personally, I worked in research labs in both volunteer and intern positions.

What I like about my school’s location and culture
29 Words
I really like my Penn's location in Philadelphia. There's so much to do and explore in the city, and everything a student could need is so close and accessible.