College Admissions Info

University of California - Santa Barbara, ‘16
BA, International Relations and National Security Studies

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 1 supplemental essays

Student Background

UCSB Undergraduate Student
From: Cerritos , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Korean

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High School Performance

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Top 10%
High School Type: Magnet
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Marching Band, Asian Club / Asian Interactive Youth Association, Church, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, School Band, Student Council / Government, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

My mother once told me a Korean family tradition where people buy a pair of warm undergarments and socks for their parents with their first paycheck, to symbolize that they are now caretakers, and will provide for their family on the coldest of nights. Although this tradition was intended for when I found a job after attending New York University, the moment came sooner than anticipated when we lost our house. Our situation was complicated, and having my mother, sister,...

Supplemental Essay: Time off from school
260 Words
My gap year was unexpected, but the circumstance has created me rather than defining me. With my newfound appreciation for education and support from peers, tutor students, past advisors, teachers, and present colleagues, I have created "Freedom to Teach". Essentially, it is an organization I have co-founded with the students whom I've privately tutored for the past four years. We will tutor K - 2nd grade students from underprivileged families within the Magnolia school district at no charge, and will...

Additional Essay Details:
45 Words
Essays are a way for the college application readers to see who you are beyond what's on paper. I was able to hash out these essays when I started being very honest with myself and tried to hone into who I was as an individual.

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