College Admissions Info

rkeely
rkeely
Princeton University, ‘17
BA, Political Science and Government, International Relations

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Atlanta
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Amherst, Brandeis, Case, Emory, Notre Dame, UPenn, Princeton, GA Tech, UGA, UVA, Vassar, Williams
Denied At:
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Korean, Mandarin

Test Scores

2190
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1510
Highest SAT: 2190
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High School Performance

4.40
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Magnet
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Beta Club, Green Club, School Theater/Plays, Improv club/team, National Honor Society, Political Campaign, School Jazz / Orchestra, Student Council / Government
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College Application Essays

The greatest experiences in life—insofar as I can tell from seventeen years of it—are those that are able to introduce new concepts into the mind, bring new life into the heart, and lead a change in the person as a whole. Law camp was all of that, but I cannot satisfactorily explain, with all its vitality, why it was so special. Alas, I can only attempt and hope that its greatness will bleed through my vastly insufficient words....







Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
455 Words
I grew up in South Korea. I never did attend a Korean school because I went to an international school, but I was only taught the language, not the culture, of the U.S. So when I moved back to the US after eight years of living in Korea, I was a bit unacquainted with the American culture. I remember spending hours figuring out what kids were talking about when they spoke colloquially and about singers, TV shows, and movies....







Additional Essay Details:
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Here's the prompt: Using the quotation below as a starting point, reflect on the role that culture plays in your life. “Culture is what presents us with the kinds of valuable things that can fill a life. And insofar as we can recognize the value in those things and make them part of our lives, our lives are meaningful.” --Gideon Rosen, Stuart Professor of Philosophy, chair of the Council of the Humanities and director of the Program in Humanistic Studies,...



College Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
29 Words
No. I'm personally very much against college counseling or...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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Something you enjoy, but is rare. For example, I interned at...





What set me apart from other applicants
49 Words
I tried to keep the BS to a minimum on my essays. I was honest,...





My advice about getting recommenders
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People who knew me well, and could write...





How I chose schools to apply to
71 Words
I had three categories: Reaches, Targets, and Safeties. I put in a lot of reaches and targets, and only a couple...