rkeely
rkeely,
Princeton ‘17
B.A., Political Science and Government, , International Relations
Features Included
3
Essays
21
Schools
11
Scores
5
Advice
9
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Atlanta
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Korean, Mandarin

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Amherst College (Amherst, MA)
  • Brandeis University (Waltham, MA)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Carleton College (Northfield, MN)
  • Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
  • University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
  • University of Georgia (Athens, GA)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
  • Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY)
  • Washington and Lee University (Lexington, VA)
  • Williams College (Williamstown, MA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
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Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)

Applied for a B.A. in Political Science and Government

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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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....
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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....
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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,...
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General 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...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
38 Words
Something you enjoy, but is rare. For example, I interned at...
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What set me apart from other applicants
49 Words
I tried to keep the BS to a minimum on my essays. I was honest,...
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My advice about getting recommenders
27 Words
People who knew me well, and could write...
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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...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.40
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypeMagnet
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2190
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1510
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesBeta Club, Green Club, School Theater/Plays, Improv club/team, National Honor Society, Political Campaign, School Jazz / Orchestra, Student Council / Government
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences

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