College Admissions Info

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University of Pennsylvania ‘17
BS, Marketing, Finance, Social Psychology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Have helped a lot of kids applying to college before. Super down to help out if needed
From: Houston , Texas
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Other Family Member
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: NYU, UT Austin, Yale, UChicago, Emory, UVA, SMU, UMich, UPenn
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

2240
SAT
31
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1530
Highest SAT: 2240
SAT Prep:
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Highest ACT:

High School Performance

4.40
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), Student Council / Government, Science Club/Team
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Story central to identity
687 Words
Throughout my life I have been met with tokens of my culture and environment along every path I have taken. These little mementos, whether critical or commendable, have blossomed into a new outlook upon life for me to simply become a better person and help the community in any way I can. Born and raised from a half Taiwanese and half American heritage, I grew up bilingual in Mandarin Chinese and English. As a child, my parents and other close...











Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
513 Words
Clink! Clank! Discordant sounds resonate through the still morning air in a syncopated beat. Occasionally, they stop for short pauses and a consortium of laughter fills the air with one of the voices sounding like a horse with a clogged windpipe. A sound that I can hear clearly, even though I am several whole blocks away inside my friend’s house. Well, I guess I forgot to mention there are several gaping holes in the ceiling and walls of his...







College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
26 Words
Use all sorts of primary and secondary sources;...





Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
12 Words
Fastweb.com, cappex.com,...





What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
72 Words
Every college has a certain type of student that they are looking for; no matter how much they stress they want diversity,...





What set me apart from other applicants
44 Words
Colleges especially want to hear the student's voice. Make sure your application has...





Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
4 Words
No,...





Why I declined other schools
36 Words
Your school will have an ideal social vibe. It doesn't matter...