College Admissions Info

jkwon0809
jkwon0809
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign ‘19
BBA, Finance and Accounting

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 6 advice topics

Student Background

Enrolled to go to UIUC with a major in Business Undeclared.
From: Orland Park , Illinois
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian, Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 4 schools
Accepted At: U of Minnesota, Illinois, U Illinois
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Korean

Test Scores

32
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High School Performance

4.42
GPA
Top 5%
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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving, Table Tennis (Ping Pong)
Extracurricular Activities: Culinary, Charity Drive Organizing, Chess, Gay/Straight Alliance
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College Application Essays

Before my high school career began, I didn’t truly understand what it meant to give 200% effort. However, through my Christian church, I learned exactly what that meant. In middle school, I desired to participate in the praise band that would lead the youth group in worship in order to serve the church and forge close relationships with individuals in the youth and English speaking congregations. In addition to writing a personal statement and completing an interview about my faith,...





Additional Essay Details:
54 Words
Undergraduate essays can be really hard to do if you don't focus on it during the summer. Personally, I had a College Preparatory Writing teacher that helped me with my personal statement. Start drafting practice essays in the summer so that you'll know what to expect when a university gives you the essay prompts.

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
82 Words
Focus more on writing the essays for your school. To get into University of Illinois, I had to write a personal statement of my experiences....





Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
65 Words
Using a private admissions counselor is extremely useful. Unlike admissions counselors from the public universities that you will be applying...





My advice about getting recommenders
53 Words
ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS GET RECOMMENDATIONS EARLY. Your high school teachers will be extremely busy in the...





What set me apart from other applicants
12 Words
ACT SCORE and GPA...





Why I declined other schools
59 Words
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was the right school for me. I visited this school many times...





Post-college plans
70 Words
After college I plan on working at an accounting or consulting firm such as Deloitte or Accenture. I would really like...