Brown ‘21
B.A., Political Science and Government
Supporter of Frank Underwood 2016, Avid debater, and Tennis enthusiast.
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Hometown Garden Grove, California
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
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Brown University (Providence, RI)

Applied for a B.A. in Political Science and Government

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Personal Statement
662 Words
Issue of personal significance
When I received instructions in first grade to create a project about my life, I panicked; I saw others sprinting for crayons and markers, yet I couldn’t think of a single element that was “cool.” Ms. Roh, my teacher, approached me and asked what my first word was. Others were admirably drawing pictures of their parents while I struggled to remember what I had said several years ago. I blurted out “why.” I meant the letter “y,” as it...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
126 Words
The recent election of Donald Trump has shaken the United States, and even more so on the campus at Brown. A peaceful, quiet campus I knew when I visited in the summer became a place of uproar. I adore how students at Brown exercise their right to free speech without inciting violence; they are reflective of past civil rights activists, fighting for what they truly believe. When I step foot onto Brown's campus, I will certainly take part in those...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
414 Words
Tell us where you have lived - and for how long - since you were born; whether you've always lived in the same place, or perhaps in a variety of places. (100 word limit) I have lived in South Korea for the past seven years in Seoul, which is but only forty kilometers away from the demilitarized zone, evidence of continuing war, that divides North Korea from the South. At the same time, I live in a metropolis with historical artifacts...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
626 Words
APPLICANTS TO THE WALSH SCHOOL OF FOREIGN SERVICE: Briefly discuss a current global issue, indicating why you consider it important and what you suggest should be done to deal with it. My brave grandfather was from North Korea; thinking the two Koreas would be unified, he fled to the south in order to attain money to feed his family. He died before I had the chance to meet him, and died without having seen his family for over thirty years....
Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
267 Words
My passport makes me unique; many people have blank visa pages, but I have myriad stamps with foreign languages on them. They are evidence of my international experience as a "military brat." Ever since I moved to Korea six years ago, I have been presented with stunning opportunities that exposed me to different cultures. I have been involved in Asian global affairs; Korea's proximity to China, Japan, and Russia has encouraged me to seek out knowledge about relationships between the...
Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
351 Words
I was a freshman when I first decided I wanted to run for student council. I looked at the candidate pool and, in my opinion, did not see a qualified one. Candidates promised free ice cream without a plan to raise money for it. They promised a field trip... but to where would we go and who would pay for it? Ultimately, I decided to run. I had a solid platform: fundraise for fun. I proposed a series of fundraisers...
Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
324 Words
My history class was discussing World War II when I asked a question: What if Truman didn't drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki? My teacher and I went through a list of hypothetical situations, from an extreme scenario in which Japan decides to attack the mainland United States and succeeds to the involvement of the Soviet Union in Asia. More reasonably, the United States would have continued to "island-hop" until Japan surrendered. I can draw parallels between the...

School Specific Advice

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
124 Words
For Brown, and any other college that cares immensely about "fit," don't write why you want to go to that school within the "Why Us," essay. Scatter the reasons why you want to attend the school with...
How to increase chances at my school
90 Words
Georgetown is a Jesuit (Christian) affiliated school; therefore, community service is somewhat important to the school. Literally, in the Georgetown Honor Pledge, it talks about how you...
What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
74 Words
This was the only AdmitSee that almost fit the thing I wanted to talk about. If you're a College of Arts and...

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General Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
79 Words
If you don't remind your teachers about specific things to write about, they will write a very generic letter with no anecdotes. The purpose...
Recommended summer activities during high school and college
54 Words
Do what you like to do. Admissions committees are looking for people, not robots with perfect...
What I’d change about my application process
94 Words
Apply Early Action to a school you don't really want to go to. This will test the waters for your application as a whole. When I applied to...
What set me apart from other applicants
53 Words
I wrote about my experiences; that is all it takes. Admissions committees want to hear who...

High School Performance

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Top 5%
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Converted SAT Score1530
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ActivitiesModel Congress / Model UN, Student Council / Government, Community Cleanup / Service
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