College Admissions Info

jorennejf
jorennejf
University of California - San Diego ‘18
BS, Civil Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Some people consider me a jack-of-all-trades.
From: Fremont , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCSC, UCSD
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2060
SAT
Highest SAT: 2060
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:
SAT IIs:

High School Performance

4.20
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Homecoming committee, National Honor Society, Tutoring/Mentoring, Yearbook
Work:

College Application Essays

It was the first day of my internship. I stepped out of the bus an hour before I had to arrive at my office, with nothing but a pocketful of cash. It was a whole new world for me. You would think that the first thing I wanted to do was explore the beautiful Stanford campus, but in reality, there was only one thing on my mind: where’s the bathroom? Though this isn't a story about my quest to...









College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
35 Words
I wish I would have started applying earlier. It takes a while to create a strong essay, especially if you ask other people to read it over and edit it based off of their suggestions.

What set me apart from other applicants
53 Words
I had a variety of extracurriculars, but I only included the ones that made an impact on me. It's important to include academic clubs/organizations, but if you've participated in clubs for fun, you can mention its impact in your essays. (However, DON'T just list them out. Make it relate to the prompt.)

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
91 Words
Find internships! If you have an idea of what you want to major in, look for internships related to that major. Many colleges offer academic internships/programs for high school students. Watch out for the application deadlines because many of these programs require it as early as the fall. If you weren't accepted into any of these, find productive ways...