College Admissions Info

joannachoi
Vanderbilt University, ‘18
BA, Human Development

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a sophomore at Vanderbilt University majoring in Human & Organizational Development.
From: Syosset , New York
Gender: Female
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision, Accepted From Waitlist
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Vanderbilt, Emory, USC, UMich, Northeastern, Case, Bryn Mawr, Binghamton
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Korean, French

Test Scores

2290
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1550
Highest SAT: 2290
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High School Performance

3.82
GPA
Top 25%
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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Model Congress / Model UN, Debate Club/Team, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Community Cleanup / Service, School Jazz / Orchestra
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College Application Essays

With an orange in each of my eight-year-old hands and a crease on my forehead, I embarked on an important mission: juggling. For days, I futilely attempted to simultaneously toss one item and catch the other. By the end of each training session, I was left with dented oranges barely edible, and after a week, I went through a bag of them. I was so determined to juggle that I destroyed the objects in my hands, but thankfully, I mastered...







Supplemental Essay: Using a metaphor
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Compared my addiction to caffeine to an addiction for public speaking

Additional Essay Details:
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As I dragged my feet to the front of the room, one thought dominated my mind: this may have been my dumbest idea yet. I was about to give a three-minute speech on limiting the caffeine concentration in beverages and food at congressional debate camp, which I had unwittingly signed up for without any experience whatsoever. Caffeine – an addictive substance used as a stimulant; caffeine – the only reason I was still standing. I stumbled, stuttered, and turned a deeper shade...





College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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hard-working, determined,...





What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
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SAT scores and...





How I chose schools to apply to
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I first had a large list of over 20 colleges I...