College Admissions Info

Jinahlina
Jinahlina
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign ‘18
BA, Cinematography and Video Production, Film and Video Studies, Film, Video, and Photography

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm a free-spirited, happy-go-lucky girl with a passion for cinema and music
From: Bolingbrook , Illinois
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: Penn State, U Iowa, Illinois, Purdue, Indiana
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Korean

Test Scores

29
ACT
Highest ACT:

High School Performance

3.74
GPA
Top 25%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Some good some bad
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Church, Student Council / Government, Homecoming committee, Prom Committee, Yearbook
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College Application Essays

I become so engrossed into the movie or drama I'm watching and I find myself either wondering how the scene was shot/made or how I would react if I were the main character. Film is like a breath of fresh air, a different reality, a place where my imaginations roam.

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
328 Words
At the end of every day, I reflect upon what had happened, from the moment I stepped out of my house to the second I returned, and ask myself, “what if?” I wonder about all the possible events that could have occurred if I had just changed my regular school routine. What if I walked up these stairs instead of the ones all the way over there? What if I exited the school at 2:10 PM instead of 2:05 PM? What if...





College Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
45 Words
ATMS 120 Severe and Hazardous Weather: It fulfilled a requirement but the course was...





What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
101 Words
I would change the amount of lights that are kept on at night. I don't know the full details but I do know that UIUC is having some sort of...





Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
36 Words
I did use a private counselor but I didn't learn much....





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
80 Words
I interviewed with Cornell University and Duke University. I was nervous at first and I thought that if I did well, I would get...





Why I ultimately chose my school
64 Words
I chose UIUC because it was the closest to my house out of all the other schools I was...