College Admissions Info

University of California - Los Angeles, ‘17
BS, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: San Jose , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: Pacific, Case, UC Davis, UCSD, UC Irvine, UCLA
Denied At:
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1510
Highest SAT: 2200
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 10%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: American Red Cross, DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), Rotary Club, Choir, Homecoming committee
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College Application Essays

502 Words
They ran the tests. They'd done everything they could, but none of them, not one of the five specialists that treated him could figure out how to cure him. They knew what ailed him, Pemphigus Vulgaris, an autoimmune disorder that was the cause of much of his suffering, but they weren't able to treat him for it. This illness was a frightening one, one where the body's immune system attacked itself, causing sores to develop in his mouth and on...

College Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
65 Words
I had a private college counselor named Manuel Fabriquer and to be honest, a lot of the advice he gave...

How I chose schools to apply to
235 Words
The teacher that I asked to write a recommendation letter for me actually limited me to applying to 5 private schools otherwise she wouldn't write me the recommendation. Because of this, I had to be very careful when I chose schools. However, because of this limitation I was worried that if I applied to too many reach schools and I didn't get into any of them then I wouldn't be able to...

How to increase chances at my school
166 Words
I'm currently a student at UCLA, and one of the things that I've noticed is that people here are involved in so many different activities, whether they be sports, clubs, politics, volunteering, etc. While academics are important, the majority of people here are so much more than that, and I...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
153 Words
I joined the Dragon Boat team during my first quarter at UCLA, and I can honestly say it was probably the best decision I've made that will carry over for the rest of my college career. If you talk to anyone who has joined any big...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
181 Words
While it may seem important to study all the time to try to get the perfect stats and optimize your chances to get into college, keep in mind that your time in high school is limited, and enjoy it as well. Travel with family or get a job that involves interactions with people, and...