College Admissions Info

MinnesotaRunner
MinnesotaRunner
Columbia University ‘15
BA, Political Science and Government, Computer Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a junior studying computer science and political science at Columbia University. I enjoy running, politics, and cooking!
From: Maple Grove , Minnesota
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: Columbia, Brown, Carleton, Swarthmore, UChicago
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Korean

Test Scores

2020
SAT
34
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1420
Highest SAT: 2020
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High School Performance

4.40
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Academic Decathlon, Hospital Volunteer, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Student Council / Government, Disaster relief, National Honor Society, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band
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College Application Essays

In 9th grade I can still remember looking at my history teacher, Mr. Perzel. His unique spiky white moustache still stands out to me. Back then, my friends and I debated whether he was an albino or not everyday. However social studies became the real topic, and we commenced each class by talking about current events. All the current events around the world were brought up. The world had stories of hope and stories of despair. I can still recall...









College Admissions Advice

Why I declined other schools
46 Words
Financial aid was a big draw. If you are a student who is going...





What set me apart from other applicants
83 Words
My SAT score wasn't the highest and I didn't go to a particularly great high school. I think what set me apart was that I...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
61 Words
Do what YOU enjoy doing! Work for an organization, volunteer, play sports, start a band! All that matters...