jessicagmei
jessicagmei,
Columbia ‘20
B.S., Political Science and Government, , Economics
1st year at Columbia University (Econ/Poli Sci) - Proud First Gen; QB + NYTimes + Milken + UFT Scholar
Features Included
4
Essays
4
Schools
10
Scores
4
Advice
6
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown New York City, New York
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentYes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
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Columbia University (New York, NY)

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

On Valentine’s Day of 2006, I stepped onto the sheet of melting ice on American concrete for the first time and became chained to the human kennel I call my apartment. Carcasses of dead roaches were strewn everywhere. Walls were fractured, bulging in spots like they had swallowed something, and paint layers flaked off altogether, exposing bare plaster like flesh under skin. The bathtub was in the kitchen, with its door directly facing the stove, which any Chinese child knows...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
383 Words
Four years ago, I roamed the green campus grounds, the Beaux-Arts architecture, the translucent glass of Lerner Hall, and I fell in love. As I looked up at the rib cage outline of the Scholar’s Lion, its inherent symbolism resonated with me - to be insatiable for knowledge, invigoration, challenge, self-improvement, and transform the world. Four years ago, I roamed the green campus grounds, the Beaux-Arts architecture, the translucent glass of Lerner Hall, and I fell in love. As...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
364 Words
For applicants to Columbia College, please tell us what from your current and past experiences (either academic or personal) attracts you specifically to the field or fields of study that you noted in the Member Questions section. If you are currently undecided, please write about any field or fields in which you may have an interest at this time. (300 words or less) I expected Panmunjom, South Korea to be a living museum, as it is the sole remnant of strained...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
593 Words
Leges sine moribus vanae. Laws without morals are useless. The first time I received the red and blue pamphlet, my face broke into a spontaneous smile at how the Penn motto echoed the very strings of my personal mantra: Uphold humanity and compassion, and morph a humanitarian world. Like the Locust Walk trees on the cover meeting at a focal point in the horizon, I, too, want to converge in the bastion of Penn. With a moral conscience woven with...
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School Specific Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
openminded, ambitious,...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
78 Words
Pick people who have witnessed you undergo tremendous change/improvement - I didn't excel in my AP Stats class initially, but because I...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
81 Words
Colleges always want to see you challenging yourself and staying productive over the summers; if you do a life-changing enrichment program over the summer,...
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What I’d change about my application process
41 Words
I wish I started earlier on the supplements because they are a...
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High School Performance

GPA
4.00
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 5%
 
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2180
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1510
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details5 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesAsian Club / Asian Interactive Youth Association, Student Council / Government, Charity Drive Organizing, National Honor Society, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Tutoring/Mentoring
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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