UPenn ‘19
B.A., International Business
I'm a student at UPenn in the Huntsman Program who loves studying languages and business!
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Hometown Ashburnham, Massachusetts
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Korean, Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Pomona College (Claremont, CA)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  • University of Massachusetts - Amherst (Amherst, MA)
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.A. in International Business

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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“ Mianhaeyo, naneun mulayo.” I said. My friend looks at me confused. I think she did not hear me and I repeated it again. “Me lo siento. Yo no sé.” My friend still stared at me blankly. Is she having hearing problems? I thought. “What language are you speaking?” She asked me. “ I do not understand what you just said.” The realization of what I just did hit me in an instant. Was I really not speaking English? I guess it...
Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
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I have not had the opportunity to visit Pennsylvania, let alone the University of Pennsylvania. Coincidentally ( or maybe due to the ACT), the only information that I have about your university is from the beautifully designed pamphlets that I get in the mail ( that my postal carrier has grudgingly put it in my PO Box). Looking at the picturesque campus on laminated card stock is sadly as close to UPenn as I have gotten. I remember that I felt intrigued...
Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
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Uchicago's Untranslatable Word: In English, “Daehanminguk” (대한민국) means Republic of Korea, but in Korean, it has a deeper meaning, one that encompasses the soul of the entire country. This word, once separated into its four syllables: Dae, Han, Min, and Guk, means great, one, people, and country when translated into English. These syllables show an important aspect of Korea’s culture, but when the whole word is translated, this meaning is lost. It simply becomes the Republic of Korea. All four...
Supplemental Essay Scholarship application
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There is no "one" scholarship essay! I have over thirty of them that I have adapted from a few main pieces. Reuse what you can is my advice!
Supplemental Essay Strong beliefs/principles
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“Peace is not unity in similarity but unity in diversity, in the comparison and conciliation of differences.” June 5, 1991 Nobel Lecture given by Novel Peace Prize winner Mikhail Gorbachev "Juliana, how do you pronounce his name again? Kim Jon...?" Asked Dr. Erickson. Instantly, thirty pairs of inquisitive eyes turned to me, waiting. I sighed, used to these types of questions, and answered 'Kim Jong-un'. She thanked me and continued her discussion on satire. Ten minutes later, she forgot and asked me...
Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
718 Words
Penn Huntsman Essay: North East Asia: The Battle of the Economic Dragons I could hear the protesters walking out of the Seoul subway station. Rounding the corner, I saw the familiar spread of flyers claiming South Korea’s ownership of the Dokdo Islands, or, to the Japanese, the Takeshima Islands. I felt puzzled, as I had witnessed these same protests a year prior. Upon my return to the United States, I began to research the Dokdo controversy and its importance....
Additional Essay Details
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I started my personal statement in September, originally using it for a scholarship application. I did not write about any particular subject, and just emptied my heart about what I know and love! For editing, I had an admissions counselor check it once and that was it. It was my voice. For supplements, I reused many of them for different schools and scholarships. My " Why Penn" essay was largely my why Uchicago essay. My Penn Huntsman supplement expanded on my...

General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
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I would start preparing for my SAT and ACT tests much earlier and much harder. I was too wrapped up with junior aps and...
How I chose schools to apply to
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I chose Penn because of the Huntsman Program, which lets me get dual degrees in International Business and International Studies at the same time; while studying Korean. I had not thought that much about business before I got into...
Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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I had a private admissions counselor because of a scholarship that I won, two counselors in fact. They had very meaningful advice regarding my essay including...
List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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I've interviewed with Harvard, Pomona, Penn, Princeton, Colby, and Georgetown! They...
5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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Inquisitive, diverse,...

High School Performance

Weighted GPA
Top 1%
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

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Converted SAT Score1430
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AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details7 classes and scores


SportsTrack & Field


ActivitiesTutoring/Mentoring, Best Buddies, Student Council / Government, School Theater/Plays, Model Congress / Model UN
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