College Admissions Info

kevinj507
Johns Hopkins University ‘17
BS, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

A biomedical engineering and computer science double major
From: Ellicott City , Maryland , South Korea
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 3 schools
Accepted At: GA Tech, Johns Hopkins, UMD
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Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Korean

Test Scores

2300
SAT
35
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1560
Highest SAT: 2300
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High School Performance

4.50
GPA
Top 5%
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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, National Honor Society, Tutoring/Mentoring, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Issue of personal significance
522 Words
Significant figures: the most elusive concept I have ever encountered. Ironically, this is because I never understood their actual significance. Defined as digits of a measured value known with certainty, the paradox constantly plagued my mind. It made no sense. The uncertain digits are the determinants of accuracy, but they’re never acknowledged in calculations. Why aren’t they deemed significant as well? As I pondered the question, I saw that every certain figure is a statement of what is;...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
253 Words
I am no stranger to medicine, as I have been exposed to sickness since preschool. Heart disease and cancers among other issues plagued my relatives, and I fervently vowed to one day cure them. During ninth grade, when my mother woke up completely paralyzed, I realized how to achieve that goal. That day I felt pathetic, unable to even help her walk. After the doctor attributed the problem to herniated discs pressing nerve cords, I wanted desperately to become someone...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
257 Words
Paradise. My lungs inflate sharply as I stare in awe at the rolling Shenandoah landscape extending into the horizon, golden rays reflecting brilliantly off vermillion and marigold canopies, creating a picturesque scene reminiscent of Monet’s paintings. Gasping from the arduous hike, I collapse onto the unkempt grass, lapsing into a trance. The mellifluous melodies wash over me; alto and tenor tones of an avian chorus, snare drumrolls of rustling leaves, my cardiovascular bass. They fuse in harmony, and I...





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College Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
8 Words
engineers without...





My favorite course thus far, and why
25 Words
introduction to fiction and poetry. it is really...





What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
36 Words
the amount of work. it is not a joke especially if...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
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I wish that it was more downtown, and that it was...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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Research internships are the most popular. During november/winter before the coming summer,...