minggoma ,
B.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
From the Northwestern suburbs of Chicago; hopeful Bulls fan, hopeless Bears fan
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Hometown Chicago
AdmissionEarly Action
Class of2019
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
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  • University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN)
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)

Applied for a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

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Personal Statement
637 Words
Bizarre talent
Pushups, Handprints, and Life At first glance, my bedroom seems to be the bedroom of the regular, overworked teenager; a table hidden beneath piles of schoolwork, a perpetually unmade bed overlooked by walls painted a jarring shade of neon green that I regrettably chose in 3rd grade, and weeks’ worth of clothes tossed in piles on the floor. However, directly in front of my bookshelf is something that is unique to my room: a pair of handprints imprinted into the...
Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
440 Words
Innovation requires two things: preparation and flexibility.To be the scientific innovator I want to be, whether as a volunteer physician in Haiti, or a pharmacist trying to discover the treatment for the next deadly outbreak, or a researcher trying to unlock the secrets of the regenerative properties of the zebrafish, I need to be prepared academically. With the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts’s numerous undergraduate research and internship opportunities ,such as UROP, and its reputation as...
Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
245 Words
I learned a lot about being Korean in a very dusty alley in one of the poorest parts of Seoul. The underprivileged kids that I taught were about to return the favor by teaching me one of their favorite games. The game involved choosing a rock from the many piles of rubble laying around, balancing it on a body part, and attempting to get from one line to another without the rock falling. The game left the kids, but mostly...
Additional Essay Details
906 Words
You've heard it all before, and, unfortunately, it's true. Essays are an important portion of the undergraduate admissions process. If you're applying to a top-tier university, it's likely that a majority of the kids will have 4.0's and perfect test scores, a slew of extracurricular activities, and sparkling recommendations from whom they consider their second parents. Chances are, if you're being reasonable about applying to a certain set of schools, your chances of getting into your reach school without the...

General Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
483 Words
My story is a bit complicated. I grew up in a Northwestern Family: my brother, mother, and father were all Wildcats. My essay for Northwestern was incredible and straight fro the heart. For the longest time, it was my top choice, and I had always believed that it was my dream school. I ultimately ended up not applying early decision because the cost of tuition was just too high: my brother applied early, and after seeing the financial burden it cost my parents, I decided that I couldn't commit to such a heavy financial burden. I applied to lots of...
What I’d change about my application process
342 Words
I applied to too many schools. I had a back-up I would be content with attending, and I included other schools I that I was pretty confident that I could get into, like Michigan and Notre Dame (looking back, though, I may have been a little cocky). However, I realized a couple things when I got into Cornell: I did not want to go there. I had never visited, never talked to anyone that went there, knew nothing about the campus culture, and, frankly, didn't really want to know anything about the school. I applied because it was a good...
Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
99 Words
I received only scholarship offer, and it's an incredible opportunity. The great thing about it is, for the University of Michigan, it doesn't cost any extra money to apply for...

High School Performance

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Converted SAT Score1540
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ActivitiesOther Religious Affiliation, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Tutoring/Mentoring, Asian Club / Asian Interactive Youth Association, Community Cleanup / Service, National Honor Society
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