College Admissions Info

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Going to attend Columbia University in fall 2016! I am also an extremely active musician.
From: Paramus , New Jersey
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: Yes
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Other Family Member
Admission: Early Decision
Accepted At: Rutgers
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Korean, Spanish

Test Scores

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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 10%
High School Type: Magnet
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving, Golf
Extracurricular Activities: School Jazz / Orchestra, National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Nursing Home Volunteer, Science Club/Team
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement for Columbia: Creative personal story
300 Words
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...

Supplemental Essay for Columbia: “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....

College 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...

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...