kat550
kat550,
NYU ‘23
B.A., Legal Studies
New York University Abu Dhabi Full-ride Student
Features Included
2
Essays
4
Schools
8
Scores
3
Advice
3
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • University College London (London, England)
  • Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT)
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New York University (New York, NY)

Applied for a B.A. in Legal Studies

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

My own self-improvement project began 17 years ago, when I was born in District 4 of Ho Chi Minh City. The media used to refer to District 4 as the “Criminal District”. I remember how back then, I would see people running around the streets with knives in their hands. I would see fights happening out in the open on an almost nightly basis. Drugs, alcoholism, and prostitution made up my neighborhood. The river separating District 4 from Districts 1 and 7 was filthy and the...
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I sincerely believe that to truly unlock and elicit our greatest potential, we have to acquire a mission that is greater than ourselves and develop a character that considers qualities such as entrepreneurism, critical thinking, and empathy. For this reason, I have decided to study the discipline of geography because it gives one the opportunity to research topics including globalization, sustainability, and the relationship between local and global issues by using a variety of data analysis tools. With the knowledge...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
257 Words
2. What recent news story—local or global—has resonated with you personally? Share the story and tell us why it had that impact on you. (250)
It was a weekday evening. I had exams the following morning and was studying at home until I received an emergency call from an uncle: “Khoa, is that you? Your grandfather is suffering from cyanide poisoning. He was shaking and then fainted!” My heart was beating fast. I couldn’t sleep that whole night--my grandfather was already old and frail. In 2016, 300 tons of chemical waste from Formosa Ha Tinh Steel (FHTS) caused the death of 140 tons of fish and a...
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School Specific Advice

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General Admissions Advice

My insights about the IB (International Baccalaureate) program
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IB gives you an edge in the...
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What set me apart from other applicants
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I have many...
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Why I recommend taking a gap year
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Taking a gap year helps you...
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High School Performance

Unweighted GPA
4.00
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

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AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesCareer Oriented, Charity Drive Organizing, Debate Club/Team
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