I saw a Facebook friend of mine post this video from YouTube about North Carolina high school student Ethan Kim, who had applied early to Harvard, but got deferred. So he decided to put together a rap music video asking ‘Harvard Please Let Me In.’
I have to say that Ethan can rap! The video editing is pretty impressive as well. Ethan definitely doesn’t come across as your stereotypical “Model Minority” Asian American.
I do wonder though how the Harvard admissions office would take into consideration this viral video (over 25k views as of this writing). How viral this has to go in order for someone in Harvard admissions to actually come across this video? If Ethan does get accepted into Harvard, are more high school students going to do more music videos?
Applying and getting into a “top” college these days is pretty insane, with admissions rate of 4% to 10%. I’m not sure if I could have gotten into Cornell anymore if I applied today. Back in my day, the admissions rate was like 25% – now, around 10%! Good luck Ethan – I’m pretty sure you’ll be successful anywhere you wind up!