To support safety and public health during the Covid-19 pandemic, all on-campus events are canceled until further notice.

student young woo

Name: Young Woo J.

Hometown: Canada and South Korea

Anticipated Majors: Economics and Political Science

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply Early Decision? Raised in a family that was dedicated to educational industry, I often heard the name “Johns Hopkins” when my parents talked about some of the best universities in the world. In the journey of finding the university of my fit, I had established numerous strict criteria for my ideal college – which included having access to the American and global political scene, living in a campus that has a mix of urban and traditional universities, and enjoying numerous career and research opportunities. Surprisingly, Hopkins matched all of those high standards I had – leading me to apply Early Decision to Johns Hopkins University.

If you could teach one class at Hopkins, what would it be? (already exists or invented by you!) The History and Economics of Food and Income Inequality

Is there a quote or motto that inspires you? What is it and what does it mean to you? “Yes, We Can” – President Barack Obama It inspires me to bring out my best of myself and present it to the world.

What’s your best piece of college search advice for high school students? Search for the best story in your life and analyze what made it special.

What is the accomplishment you’re most proud of? Getting into Hopkins

What are you most excited for about college and/or coming to Hopkins? The Hopkins community itself and the academic and career opportunities I will enjoy at Hopkins.