College Admissions Info

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, ‘19
BA, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 1 supplemental essays
  • 2 advice topics

Student Background

Hi, I'm Sion (pronounced See-on) and I play the bass guitar.
From: New York City
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: UMich, BC, Binghamton
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Korean

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1530
Highest SAT: 2240
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High School Performance

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Top 10%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Athletics Organization, Asian Club / Asian Interactive Youth Association, Church, Debate Club/Team, School Jazz / Orchestra, National Honor Society, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Political Campaign, Students Against Drunk Driving (Destructive Decisions) (SADD), Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

366 Words
There is an elevator in my school that I ride only twice year. It is roughly 8 by 7 by 6 feet and trimmed in gunmetal gray. I liken the ride to wet penguins crammed into a can of sardines, for all twenty six of us who constitute our school’s Jazz Band have this ritual of jamming ourselves and our instruments into the tight confines of this elevator, minutes before our biannual school performance. We are all dressed in our formal black...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
504 Words
I knew Grace Meng before she was famous. By that, I mean I knew Grace Meng when she was the Assemblywoman of District 22 in Flushing, New York and was not yet known for being the “first Asian-American in US history to be elected to congress from the East Coast”. During the few months I interned for her, I picked up some quick facts about Grace: she liked coffee with milk but no sugar, her favorite color was blue, and she...

College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
104 Words
I am an Asian-American female in a science-based school who wants to major in a social science and has an extensive interest in music, namely jazz. This combination is what makes...

How I chose schools to apply to
112 Words
Nowadays, students easily apply to 8-12 schools. I personally did not pay for any application fees because I had them waived, but most students spent 4-digit numbers on merely just applying to schools. I...