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King’s College London

Why did you choose this school?

King’s College London (KCL) is the school with the best social science department in London, and is ranked just behind Oxford and Cambridge University. It is located at the heart of London, and is filled with all varieties of internship opportunities. It is less theoretical than London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and the atmosphere in KCL is much more alive than any other prestigious Universities in London. 

What is your favorite thing about your school?

PPE is located at Strand Campus, the oldest and the most marvelous campus out of all four King’s campuses. It is reconstructed from a classical castle beside the well-known Thames River, so people can view the Big Ben and the London Eye clearly. The libraries open 24hrs and are equipped with new facilities. 

What is the best memory studying at your college?

During the winter, there will be an ice-skating field right next to the campus I’m studying at. My friends and I usually go skating every once in a while, and have hot chocolate (sometimes hot wine) afterwards.

Do you think it’s worth it?

For me personally, yes. Studying in KCL provides me with excellent learning experiences and an exciting social life. I enjoy the weekly discussions which have given me plenty of insights that I’ve never thought of before. The cultural diversity of KCL has also guided me to understand more cultures and to perceive issues from different perspectives. Moreover, since KCL is at the heart of central London, the night life, including bars and clubs, never ends. KCL even holds parties at nightclubs and cruises for students. Therefore, if you are seeking a college experience in which you can immerse yourself into an in depth learning process, and at the same time enjoy yourself to the utmost: KCL is your choice. 

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About Charlotte

I’m Charlotte Lee, currently doing my second year of Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE) in King’s College London. PPE is an interdisciplinary program that is especially provided by British higher education system, and it not only contains individual studies of each subject, it also provides inter-connected modules between these wonderful fields of studies. It’s also a great pathway to a law career. PPE allows you to experience all kinds of varieties unlike pure law, but at the same time equips you with profound capabilities for future studies or jobs. 

I graduated from Taipei First Girls High School in 2019 doing the Social Science and Humanity Talented Program, specialized in civics education. Although it might seem rare and unconventional for a Taiwanese public high school students to proceed to a British university, I sincerely believe that the United Kingdom is a brilliant place for higher education, especially for the ones who wish to major in fields such as social science or humanities subjects. 

I’m strongly interested in the studies of International Relations and Political Science (an ex-MUNer who has been chairing over 10 conferences, both internationally and domestically). I aspire to be in service for international governmental organizations or Taiwanese domestic government. I’m also enthusiastic about writing articles regarding political affairs and conducting political analysis. To fulfill my enthusiasm, I formed a media platform, the Mockingjay, for those who share the same interest as me to publish their articles. 

I’m a cat-lover and is currently devoted with all my heart to Lily, the little cat princess in my home. I enjoy political discussions and debates for day, and drinking for night. 

Contact:

FB: Charlotte Lee

IG: heyimcharley

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Engineering

About Alice

Alice graduated from Taipei First Girl’s High school in 2020. She is currently attending Columbia University hoping to major in computer science or computer engineering. During her free time, she likes to write code, make origami, woodwork, and go on nice walks 🙂

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Engineering

Alice’s Application Process

Most colleges and universities in the U.S. have their own set of requirements for the information that is necessary for a college application. A common requirement on a college application is the applicant’s standardized test scores, most commonly the ACT or SAT, and a high school transcript. Some colleges also require applications to include a Letter of Recommendation and a personal essay. A commonly accepted application used by many universities is the “Common Application” which is an online application that is used by over 500 colleges and universities. Deadlines for admission applications are established and published by each college or university. Many college-bound students receive application assistance and advice from their high school guidance counselors. Students who are transferring from a community college to a four-year college can obtain guidance from their college counselors.

Aided by marketing firms, some colleges send out “fast-track” applications. These applications typically waive the application fee, do not require essays, and assure an admittance decision within a shortened amount of time. Critics warn that these types of applications are misleading, because they give the impression that the student is pre-approved to be admitted and may not explore other colleges because this easy option is provided to them.[1]

Most colleges and universities in the U.S. have their own set of requirements for the information that is necessary for a college application. A common requirement on a college application is the applicant’s standardized test scores, most commonly the ACT or SAT, and a high school transcript. Some colleges also require applications to include a Letter of Recommendation and a personal essay. A commonly accepted application used by many universities is the “Common Application” which is an online application that is used by over 500 colleges and universities. Deadlines for admission applications are established and published by each college or university. Many college-bound students receive application assistance and advice from their high school guidance counselors. Students who are transferring from a community college to a four-year college can obtain guidance from their college counselors.

Aided by marketing firms, some colleges send out “fast-track” applications. These applications typically waive the application fee, do not require essays, and assure an admittance decision within a shortened amount of time. Critics warn that these types of applications are misleading, because they give the impression that the student is pre-approved to be admitted and may not explore other colleges because this easy option is provided to them.[1]

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Engineering

Northwestern University

Northwestern University (NU) is a private research university in EvanstonIllinois. It was founded in 1851 by nine men whose goal was to establish a university that would serve the former Northwest Territory.[5] The university is a founding member of the Big Ten Conference and remains the only private university in the conference.[6] Northwestern is ranked among the top universities in the world by major education publications.[7][8]

The university is composed of eleven undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools, which include the Kellogg School of Management, the Pritzker School of Law, the Feinberg School of Medicine, the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, the Bienen School of Music, the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Medill School of Journalism, the School of Communication, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Education and Social Policy, and The Graduate School.[9] As of Fall 2019, the university has a total of 21,946 enrolled students, including 8,327 undergraduates and 13,619 graduate students.[3]

Valued at $11.1 billion, Northwestern currently possesses the eleventh largest university endowment in the United States.[10] Its numerous research programs bring in nearly $900 million in sponsored research each year.[11][12]

Northwestern’s main 240-acre (97 ha) campus[13] lies along the shores of Lake Michigan in Evanston, 12 miles north of Downtown Chicago. The university’s lawmedical, and professional schools, along with its nationally ranked affiliated Northwestern Memorial Hospital, are located on a 25-acre (10 ha) campus in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood. In 2008, the university opened a campus in Education City, Doha, Qatar with programs in journalism and communication.[14] In 2016, Northwestern opened a space in San Francisco, California at 44 Montgomery Street, which hosts journalism, engineering, and marketing programs.[15]

As of October 2020, Northwestern’s faculty and alumni have included 1 Fields Medalist, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, 40 Pulitzer Prize winners,[16] 6 MacArthur Fellows,[17] 17 Rhodes Scholars,[18] 27 Marshall Scholars,[19] 23 National Medal of Science winners, 11 National Humanities Medal recipients, 84 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences,[20] 10 living billionaires,[21] 16 Olympic medalists, and 2 U.S. Supreme Court Justices.[22] Northwestern alumni have founded notable companies such as The Blackstone GroupKirkland & EllisU.S. SteelGuggenheim PartnersAccentureAon CorporationAQR Capital, and Booz Allen Hamilton.

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Engineering

Columbia University

Columbia University (also known as Columbia, and officially as Columbia University in the City of New York) is a private Ivy League research university in New York City. Established in 1754 on the grounds of Trinity Church in Manhattan, Columbia is the oldest institution of higher education in New York and the fifth-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. It is one of nine colonial colleges founded prior to the Declaration of Independence, seven of which belong to the Ivy League.[7] Columbia has been ranked by numerous major education publications as among the top ten universities in the world.]