Koreanme123
Koreanme123,
Amherst ‘19
B.A., Economics, , Sociology
I was raised by imaginary friends. I'd like to think they did a bang-up job, no?
Features Included
3
Essays
18
Schools
15
Scores
2
Advice
5
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Lansing,MI
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Korean

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Amherst College (Amherst, MA)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  • Pomona College (Claremont, CA)
  • Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH)
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
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Amherst College (Amherst, MA)

Applied for a B.A. in Economics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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I could only watch as my parents sent my friends away. I was to practice the piano, not waste my time watching the hummingbirds go by. I was supposed to be a model student, and digging mud holes was apparently unnecessary in achieving that goal. I was, unlike my friends, going to be someone happy. Except I wasn't. By keeping me captive, my parents deprived me of a typical childhood, one that could have been filled with the company and...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
59 Words
For Amherst, they give you five quotes to which you are required to respond to with a personal argument. The prompt for the supplement below is as follows: “Difficulty need not foreshadow despair or defeat. Rather achievement can be all the more satisfying because of obstacles surmounted.” - Attributed to William Hastie, Amherst Class of 1925.
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Additional Essay Details
252 Words
It all started when my father announced he would go back to school. And it wasn't until he started attending that I found out that he had to commute to Los Angeles to attend, eventually moving over a hundred miles away from our home in San Diego in order to save money. That year, the rest of my family moved into low-­income housing. As a freshman, I felt paralyzed, watching my family disappear before my eyes. My mother took...
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General Admissions Advice

Why I declined other schools
55 Words
I declined more selective, presitigous schools, like UPenn Wharton, Northwestern and UC Berkeley, and chose Amherst because...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
50 Words
Do what you want. No, really. Don't worry about what colleges want. I was accepted...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.40
 
Rank
Top 10%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Low one semester/year
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2330
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1570
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details9 classes and scores

Sports

SportsSwimming/Diving (Recruited)

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesChurch, Tutoring/Mentoring, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Student Activities Committee

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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