College Admissions Info

New York University, ‘19
BA, Economics, Social Psychology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I was born and raised in Korea, but I've studied in in U.S. boarding school for 7 years. I love people, building, and cars so I love every cities in the world.
From: Seoul , Massachusetts , South Korea
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: Yes
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision, Early Action
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: NYU, BC, BU, GWU, Northeastern
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Korean

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1550
Highest SAT: 2280
Other SAT Scores:
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 25%
High School Type: Boarding
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
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Academic Performance in High School: Some good some bad

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Field Hockey, Sailing
Extracurricular Activities: School Jazz / Orchestra, School Band, Multicultural / International Club, Gay/Straight Alliance, National Honor Society, School Theater/Plays, Student Council / Government, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, School Choir, Clean Ocean Beach Sweeps / River Cleanup, Church
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College Application Essays

I waited patiently outside of the men’s bathroom. My 6-year-old brother insisted on venturing in by himself. Reluctantly, I left him go, but I was worried. In reality, only five minutes had passed, but to me, it seemed like an eternity. Five minutes turned to six, and my heart sank as I heard him screaming frantically from within. My fears had been realized; my brother was in trouble again. Without hesitation, I rushed into the bathroom to find my...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
408 Words
My grandmother always told me, “The Japanese seem nice on the outside, but they are really cruel on the inside.” Since I was only a child and did not live through the years of Japanese occupation, I had no way to disprove my grandmother’s statements. Like many other young Koreans, I grew up believing in the words of our wise elders. Without having any firsthand experience, I developed a suspicion of Japanese people. Accordingly, when I first met Hikari...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
398 Words
As an aspiring sociologist, I am very interested in examining how stereotypes are formed, and how assumptions based on stereotypes affect human behavior. Stereotypes act as blinders, preventing people from viewing things objectively. Some policemen are guilty of racially profiling black men. Americans become afraid when they see Muslims on their flight. Men laugh when they see a blond woman in the boardroom. All of these assumptions lead to behaviors based on prejudice and discrimination. I can think of no...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
251 Words
As a person who wants to get rid of all the stereotypes in the world, I am always attracted to capital cities. Something about capital cities always tell me, “Change can happen here.”This is why Washington, DC is an ideal city for aspiring sociologists like me. DC is home to many organizations that foster understanding between people and fight against stereotypes, including the Safe School Coalition for LGBT students, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, and Anti-Racist Action Washington DC....

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
238 Words
I started studying at boarding school when I was 13 years old. Although I have grownindependent, I still miss the warmth, care, and love of family.This is why I choseBoston University. In many ways, it reminds me of home. First, BU offers me parents who will look after me. My dorm parent has a daughter who went to BU, and she said she is most satisfied by how BU offered great advising system to make her daughter feel at home....

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
216 Words
There are lots of things I regret about my application. The first thing is that I wish I didn’t spend that much time looking to be recruited. I was a special athlete because I played a sport that not that many people play, especially the people in my ethnic group. I was even good at it, making the Varisty team a few times. However,...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
62 Words
I did use private counselor ( in fact, two because my school offered me one, and my parents hired one)....

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
44 Words
I did all sorts of interviews, including Skype interview, face-to-face interview, and phone...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
36 Words
I would recommend going to college-sponsored summer program that teaches your...

What set me apart from other applicants
28 Words
I think the fact that I am an...

Why I declined other schools
38 Words
Because when I talked to the officers in the job office...

Why I ultimately chose my school
46 Words
NYU appealed to me because of the good internships that the school connects me...

How I chose schools to apply to
52 Words
I have always wanted city schools because I heard that city schools all have great intership...

Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
69 Words
Reaching out to professor is part of a reason why I always recommend summer programs in college. However, it is hard...

My advice about getting recommenders
152 Words
DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT GETTING A RECOMMENDATION FROM YOUR SENIOR-YEAR TEACHER. That is the first thing. Obviously, you have to get one recommendation from English or history teacher, and get another one from math or science teacher. Getting two recommendations from your high school teacher...