hellawise
hellawise,
Columbia
B.A., East Asian Languages and Literatures
humanities & arts enthusiast
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Scores
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Advice
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ECs
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Sports

Background

Hometown Seoul, South Korea
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
Class of2026
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
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Columbia University (New York, NY)

Applied for a B.A. in East Asian Languages and Literatures

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

For as long as I can remember, my father has passed down stories of how our family fled North Korea, our search to find a permanent refuge from the war. After 70 years of separation, a scant four kilometers of the demilitarized zone still keeps us away from our extended North Korean family, the grandparents, aunt, uncles, and cousins who I only know through colorful anecdotes and the rare picture. As a child, one of my favorite hobbies was creating watercolors...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
207 Words
Why are you interested in attending Columbia University? We encourage you to consider the aspect(s) that you find unique and compelling about Columbia.
Last year, while I was touring Columbia’s renowned metropolitan campus, I noticed a group of protestors on the steps of Low Library, young men and women who were chanting the same phrase over and over: “Don’t let our planet die!” At first, I assumed that these demonstrators were an outside organization, but as I watched hundreds of additional students join them and march to Foley Square, I realized that this climate initiative was a direct product of the...
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High School Performance

Unweighted GPA
4.00
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
Academic Performance in High School Low one semester/year

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1520
 
SAT Score Details
 
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores

Sports

SportsVolleyball

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesArt, Community Cleanup / Service, Student Council / Government, Debate Club/Team, Debate Club/Team, Research, Research, Academic, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Other Club/Activity

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