College Admissions Info

Swarthmore College, ‘19
BA, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a recruited athlete and passionate student looking to one day go to law school. I am currently studying political science and economics at Swarthmore College.
From: Arcadia , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision, Recruited for Sport
Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: Swarthmore, UC Berkeley, UCLA, NYU, Dartmouth, Cornell, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCSD, William & Mary, UC Riverside
Denied At:
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1560
Highest SAT: 2300
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Golf
Extracurricular Activities: Athletics Organization
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College Application Essays

644 Words
"This is one thing you're not gonna get. You don't deserve it." These were the last words I wanted to hear three years ago, and they have been turning over in my mind, propelling me forward ever since. Unsuccessfully holding back tears, I thought to myself, “Who is he to criticize me?" A child’s entitled views are rarely accurate, and looking back, it's hard not to laugh. In Judaism, the Bar Mitzvah signifies a child becoming responsible for his...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
251 Words
Golf has been a fundamental part of my life for as long as I can remember. I cannot imagine going without the countless late nights spent on the driving range, hitting ball after ball only to wake up the next morning—sometimes as early as 4 a.m.—and tee off again. So when I received a phone call from Coach Heller asking if I was interested in playing golf for Swarthmore, I realized that I had an opportunity to pursue...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
1020 Words
I love watching TV. From seeing my Los Angeles Lakers win (although not recently) to answering every question I can on Jeopardy! to laughing uncontrollably at Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, television has been a medium through which I have been able to learn about the world and momentarily forget the rigors of daily life. In fact, it was what I saw on my 22-inch Panasonic TV during the 2008 Presidential elections that first sparked a fascination in me for the...

Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
483 Words
I wish I could say that I knew what I wanted to pursue in my life from a very young age and that every step I took was part of a plan to help me in achieving this goal. But that would be a lie. I grew up the child of a Physician Assistant mother and a Child Psychiatrist father, so it’s safe to say that I was altogether expected to go into medicine. Whenever we got together with...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
391 Words
Asking questions has been a fundamental part of my upbringing. As a Politics major, I am constantly asking questions about the world around me. What is power? Why do we need governments? I have always been a very vocal and inquisitive student, and I pride myself on this intellectual curiosity. NYU will be a forum for my thoughts and provide me with the chance to continue asking these questions. From courses like The Biology of Politics, where I will uncover...

College Admissions Advice

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
41 Words
Swarthmore is a highly rigorous academic institution, but there is a camaraderie...