College Admissions Info

Stanford University ‘16
BS, Chemical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Mild tempered, friendly but awkward with a naughty streak.
From: Appleton , Wisconsin
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 1 school
Accepted At: Stanford
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin, German, Japanese, Dutch, French

Test Scores

Highest SAT: 2110
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High School Performance

Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Anxiety before a competition
51 Words
I can't really remember exactly, but I think I wrote about my first piano competition, how nervous I was and ultimately what I learned from that experience. One advice I would give is to think carefully about what you learned during the experience, and how it has changed you moving forwards.

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
244 Words
I fly to Asia on a regular basis but have yet to set foot in Japan, even for just a layover. The same thing could be said for a lot of countries (despite having travelled abroad more than the average college student), but Japanese influences are a lot more prevalent in my life than other unvisited countries. The first encounter I remember is playing a Japanese version of Pokémon Crystal my uncle bought me. The frustration of being unable...

Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
173 Words
The elementary school I went to was an international school in the Netherlands. I studied there for six years, making friends from places all over the world, an experience I like to think levelled up my intercultural awareness a lot. I was also forced to take public transportation to and from school, and the hour long bus ride that required me to switch between different bus lines using a language I barely spoke helped prepare me for any adventures I...

Additional Essay Details:
378 Words
Chemical engineering is a major with a lot of requirements to say the least. I am fortunate enough to have the AP credits to be able to spare a quarter of my schedule to study abroad. I would like to take this opportunity to explore interesting classes outside my major in settings as applicable as it can get. Furthermore, the classes I could take there would nicely complement my undergraduate education. The Japanese Popular Culture class nicely fulfills a disciplinary...

College Admissions Advice

What I like about my school’s location and culture
84 Words
Although it is up there in terms of prestige, the atmosphere at Stanford is a lot more relaxed and friendly compared to other schools of similar status. Collaboration is usually encouraged and people are generally friendly. The weather is beautiful year round and the campus is gorgeous. There are a lot of opportunities available here, and there is a niche...

What set me apart from other applicants
161 Words
Although my grades and test scores were certainly up there, and I was ranked first in my school, I am certain this could be said of most applicants. I think what set me apart from other applicants is my experiences abroad. I have lived in many different countries throughout my life, and visited a lot more. Thanks to this, I...

What I’d change about my application process
101 Words
I would definitely have started college applications a lot earlier. It takes longer than you think, and I highly recommend having multiple people proofread your essays before submitting. It is also polite to give people writing letters of recommendations a good amount of time to do so. Although it all worked out for me in the end, starting everything earlier...

My advice about getting recommenders
69 Words
I suggest asking teachers who know you well and like you, and who can testify to your academic ability. I picked teachers who taught advanced placement classes, who were able to talk about my outstanding performance amidst classmates who were my seniors. Ask them well in advance of the deadline, and don't forget to give them a token of your...

Why I ultimately chose my school
110 Words
The reason I chose my school was simple. It was the only one I applied to. After getting in early, I decided I was done with applications. Knowing the school you want and applying for early action is something I highly recommend. Not only does it save a lot of money in application fees, it also increases your chances of...