hannahko
hannahko,
Columbia ‘20
B.A., Music
Going to attend Columbia University in fall 2016! I am also an extremely active musician.
Features Included
2
Essays
2
Schools
4
Scores
2
Advice
6
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Paramus, New Jersey
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionEarly Decision
First Gen College StudentYes
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Korean, Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Rutgers, State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick (Piscataway, NJ)
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Columbia University (New York, NY)

Applied for a B.A. in Music

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Other Relative

School Specific Essays

Personal Statement
300 Words
Creative personal story
Imagine having a brain that constantly plays a soundtrack while you go about your day. An ascending C major scale plays whenever I climb the stairs, and an intense minor tune resonates through my head whenever I see a cockroach. With every movement I make, my brain produces a melody that corresponds to my circumstance or mood. Music has always been a part of my life, and my soundtrack not only helps me with my musical endeavors, but also allows...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
277 Words
I can still remember the time when I embarked on a journey to Ithaka with Odysseus and my cello. My cello and I were playing excited tremolos as Odysseus finally returned to his homeland after a long separation. However, those tremolos quickly turned into minor whole notes when he discovered the many disruptions his kingdom had faced. Under the lights of the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, I never thought that an experience of performing “The Odyssey” would be possible....
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School Specific Advice

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General Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
59 Words
With my private admissions counselor, I got a lot of advice on preparing for standardized exams, choosing programs...
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What set me apart from other applicants
97 Words
Applying to colleges is no doubt a daunting and difficult process. However, although every single component of your application is important, I would definitely agree that the essay is...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.86
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 10%
 
High School TypeMagnet
Academic Performance in High School Low one semester/year
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
34
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details2 classes and scores

Sports

SportsSwimming/Diving, Golf

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSchool Jazz / Orchestra, National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Nursing Home Volunteer, Science Club/Team
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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