firenation
firenation,
JHU ‘18
B.A., Political Science and Government, , Creative Writing
Political science and creative writing student involved in parliamentary debate, literary magazines, activism, taekwondo, etc.
Features Included
3
Essays
9
Schools
10
Scores
1
Advice
5
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Coppell, Texas
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Williams College (Williamstown, MA)
  • Barnard College (New York, NY)
  • Pomona College (Claremont, CA)
  • Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA)
  • University of Texas - Austin (Austin, TX)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
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Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)

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 first time I was rejected for publication by a literary journal was in the eighth grade. Its name escapes me now, but I still remember the email quite clearly: Ms. Li, thank you for giving me the opportunity to read your poem “Urania.” Though a fine piece, I’m afraid it is not right for us at this time. We wish you luck in continuing to seek publication. The rejection stung, especially coming from a journal that was one...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
503 Words
At JHU I would have ample opportunity to build upon two of my main passions: creative writing and debate. I have been writing since I was six or seven years old and it has been instrumental in my personal development. Writing has helped me learn how to express myself and communicate with others, and in recent years, it has also helped in my struggle with depression. Even if I do not pursue a career as a novelist and/or poet,...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
502 Words
Earlier this year my English teacher mentioned that some of the greatest poets and philosophers she had ever met worked in astrophysics. My classmates found this quite strange, but it came as no surprise to me, as many of my favorite literary works were written by or about cosmologists. There’s something about the sheer magnitude and grandeur of the universe, I think, that brings out the philosopher in all of us. Stephen Hawking said it best when he claimed...
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General Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
63 Words
Many people claim that colleges are looking for a "well-rounded" student, but this is only partially true. The most...
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High School Performance

GPA
4.00
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2390
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1600
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDebate Club/Team, Gay/Straight Alliance, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, National Honor Society

Experience & Awards

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