coldlocked
coldlocked,
Kean ‘21
B.F.A., Graphic Design
Fusing my two loves, graphic design and music, through a major and minor (and maybe slightly dying).
Features Included
3
Essays
7
Schools
7
Scores
7
Advice
3
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown New Milford, New Jersey
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin, Tagalog

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Kean University (Union, NJ)
  • Quinnipiac University (Hamden, CT)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)  (Providence, RI)
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Kean University (Union, NJ)

Applied for a B.F.A. in Graphic Design

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Personal Statement
568 Words
Story central to identity
I never expected that I would end up in the middle of a forest 100 miles from home, with people I only became acquainted with in the past few hours, but alas, here I was; hiking with 20-some odd kids somewhere in Connecticut on my school’s freshman orientation trip. Around me were people from towns that I had never heard of, despite them living in the same county as I did. They also all had different aspects of their lives...
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Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
493 Words
My family used to have an old, slow, box-shaped Dell computer that ran Windows XP. The fateful day finally came when we finally had to say goodbye, and my parents and I ventured out to Best Buy to buy a new, shiny desktop. As we were walking around the store, my eyes landed on a box with a completely white, shadowless woman with minimal features on it. The front read “Adobe Photoshop CS6” and nothing else. The lack of emotion...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
530 Words
Please express your educational and professional career objectives
As cliche as it may sound, my life has revolved around art for many years now. It has been both a hobby and a passion, and I am ready to make a career out of it. Though graphic design has only been part of my life for about five years, it is the branch of art that I want to focus on. The ability of graphic designers to take a client’s idea and transform it into something like a...
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School Specific Advice

How to increase chances at my school
70 Words
There's a humor-filled piece I did in sophomore year that I put in my portfolio. Usually, pieces from sophomore year are...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
58 Words
Write out EVERY deadline you have and put it somewhere that is easily seen. If I had...
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My advice about getting recommenders
52 Words
Choosing a teacher from either junior year or a teacher you've had multiple times would be...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
63 Words
If you're going into an art major, take some classes over the summer. I personally didn't and I think...
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What I learned transitioning from high school to college
116 Words
Where you go is not that much of a big deal. Where you go is not that much of a big deal. Where you go is not that much of a big deal. It...
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How I narrowed down my essay topics
91 Words
If an idea came into my head, even if it sounded completely ridiculous, I put it into a massive Google Doc. In this Doc was a list...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
196 Words
For the summer following sophomore year, where I worked as a filing assistant at a physical therapy office. The summer following junior year was meant for the development of my portfolio, beginning my college applications, and travel to Mackinaw Island, Michigan; Montauk, New York, and Norwalk, Connecticut. Travel has been the "second best thing" I was told I...
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High School Performance

Unweighted GPA
3.40
 
Rank
Top 50%
 
High School TypeMagnet
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Some good some bad

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1780
 
SAT Score Details
 
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details4 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesMusic: Vocal, Music: Instrumental, School Choir

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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