B.F.A., Studio Arts
Hi! My name is Sachi and I will be finishing my last year at Washington University in St Louis next fall. I study art, but when I'm not making art I love to bake cakes and travel. I love my school and want to help you find the best school for you!
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Hometown Normal , Illinois
EthnicityAsian, White Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
Class of2017
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Japanese, Spanish, Italian

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • George Mason University (Fairfax, VA)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
  • Macalester College (St. Paul, MN)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
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Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)

Applied for a B.F.A. in Studio Arts

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

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On the first day of kindergarten, I brought a bento box for lunch. My dad had taken time to prepare the colorful array: foil papers separated the rolled egg, the vegetables, the rice. When I sat down to eat, my friend pointed at my food and said, disgusted, “What’s that?” I looked at her sandwich, and then at my chopsticks in embarrassment, ashamed of my Japanese lunch. That night, I told my dad I didn’t want bento anymore;...
Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
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My parents moved to the U.S. from Japan to insure I would have equal opportunities. Living in Japan with an American mother and Japanese father, I was labeled a “foreigner” even as a toddler. My parents wanted to raise me in a place where I would not be labeled, where I would be accepted for who I was, where I could push myself to accomplish my dreams. Macalester gives me an opportunity to do just that. As a child...
Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
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Every individual is a part of a culture. My culture is defined by two very different ones. As my mom is American and my dad Japanese, two ethnicities are a part of me. Two languages have always been spoken in my household. My family celebrates holidays from each, from Thanksgiving to Girl’s Day. The two cultures have also brought different cuisines and have broadened my tastes in many types of food, from my dad’s miso soup to my...
Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
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Art has always been a part of my life, from the art classes I took when I was in elementary school to the AP art class I am in now. My passion for art has created a desire to pursue a career that lets me express my creativity. Although I am interested in studying art, my high school curriculum has introduced me to a variety of other subjects that I take great joy in. I know that the School of...
Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
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My high school curriculum has introduced me to various activities, ranging from solving calculus problems to painting in AP Art class. A month ago I went to a hunger banquet promoting awareness of world hunger. This experience showed me that the hunger crisis is not widely acknowledged. The event made me question whether a visual arts major would be right for me, so I began to think about careers involving other cultures and social issues. I am attracted to BU...
Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
760 Words
I was on a recent train ride, watching the surrounding suburbs of New York fly past. I traveled under bridges, through neighborhoods and between walls that blocked my view of the street. All around me, I saw art. Large boldfaced words in colorful block letters were strewn over the walls. Street artists had found ways to express themselves, armed only with cans of spray paint. As I watched these messages whiz by, I noticed the detail of the designs. While...
Additional Essay Details
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I had to write "Why Us" essays for Macalester, Boston University, and Michigan University's art school. I also had to write about "a culture I am a part of" for Michigan, and about a hypothetical project proposal for George Mason University.

General Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
107 Words
I visited Wash U for a second time during the weekend for admitted students to the Sam Fox School of Art and Design. That weekend was a life-changing experience for me. I...
My favorite course thus far, and why
117 Words
I love the art program at Wash U. The intimate setting of fine art classes make it very easy for students to find friends their freshman year. I have gotten to know each of my...
5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
50 Words
Friendly, encouraging, intelligent, driven, multi-talented Most of the people that I know at Wash...
What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
154 Words
I never knew that being at Wash U would change my life. I had no idea of the brilliance of people that I would encounter while being here. The people that surround me inspire me everyday to work harder and be the best person that I...
What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
51 Words
Most people are thoughtful and aware at my school, however there are major discrepancies within...
What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
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It is important to Thoroughly research your schools and the programs they offer before attempting to write a Why Us. What programs are you interested in at the school, and more importantly, why? Why do they relate to your...
My advice about getting recommenders
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Chose professors who know you well and that...

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ActivitiesSchool Choir, Key Club, Tutoring/Mentoring, Choir, School Theater/Plays, National Honor Society, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization
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