College Admissions Info

maggieh
maggieh
University of California - Los Angeles ‘15
BA, Language Studies and Linguistics, Psychology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Bruin, Foodie, Dreamer
From: Monterey Park
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: UC Irvine, UCLA, UCSD
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Cantonese

Test Scores

1980
SAT
Highest SAT: 1980
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High School Performance

4.03
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, Hospital Volunteer, School Jazz / Orchestra, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism
How Spent Summers:
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College Application Essays

1083 Words
First personal statement: Screams came from my mother’s bedroom as I sat merrily on my bed singing along to music and finishing up the last few problems of my statistics homework. I dashed to her room as millions of thoughts enshrouded my mind as to what could have happened. With tears cascading down her face, she calmly explained to me that my father had got into a car accident and that he was unconscious. With my mouth wide open...















College Admissions Advice

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
1 Words
None

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
22 Words
Nope, but I used my high school guidance counselor. My high school teacher also gave us feed back on our personal statements.

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
24 Words
Just be yourself. I only did one interview and I felt like I was trying way too hard and ended up not getting admitted.

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
10 Words
Utilize your resources: college websites, high school college counselors, etc.

How I chose schools to apply to
18 Words
I chose 4 UC's and a few private schools. I chose based on what the schools had to offer.

How to increase chances at my school
18 Words
Get good grades, have a strong personal statement, have strong extracurricular activities: it's definitely tough getting in now.

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
5 Words
Community service, cultural organization, research

Post-college plans
12 Words
A career in the field of human resources in the entertainment industry

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
31 Words
I would honestly have fun. Your summers in college will likely be spent taking summer classes, studying abroad, interning, working, researching, etc. You won't have a free summer for a while.

What I like about my school’s location and culture
35 Words
It's located in the middle of West LA and surrounded by Beverly Hills, Bel Aire, and Brentwood. The location is great besides all the traffic and there's always something going on. There's something for everyone.

What I’d change about my application process
24 Words
I wouldn't stress out as much. I felt like I was way too stressed and it wasn't really worth it. Just take a breather.

Why I ultimately chose my school
22 Words
I came to Bruin Day, a day for UCLA prospective students and fell in love. That's when I sent in my SIR.