College Admissions Info

University of California - Berkeley, ‘16
BS, Genetics, Plant Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Senior at UC Berkeley; studying Genetics & Plant Biology; playing on the Cal Club Soccer team.
From: Pacific Grove , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: UCSB, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UCSD, UNC
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1380
Highest SAT: 1960
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer
Extracurricular Activities: Spanish Club, Athletics Organization, Student Council / Government
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College Application Essays

There comes a time in every young boy’s life when he finds himself on the verge of maturity and must pass the point of no return by making the mighty leap across the threshold of manhood. The pubescent time bomb slowly ticks onward, made all too obvious by its indicators of acne and body odor. Then, when Fate deems the time correct, she sounds the knell of childhood and adulthood slams you sideways like a freight train. I spent...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
763 Words
What have you done to make your school or community a better place? During my sophomore year I volunteered to be a camp counselor at the nearby Mt. Hermon Outdoor Science School in Santa Cruz for fifth graders in my school district. What I intended to be a week off from school into nature turned out to be a gratifying experience. I was assigned two developmentally challenged children, both with difficult family situations, who taught me the importance of patience....

Additional Essay Details:
34 Words
I chose topics that I knew I could relate to other people. Although other experiences may have been more significant to me, I wanted to articulate the impacts that specific situations had on me.

College Admissions Advice

Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
29 Words
At a public school like UC Berkeley you must...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
25 Words
I chose to do club soccer because, after...

My favorite course thus far, and why
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My favorite course has been CS61A(Intro...

What I’d change about my application process
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I would explore more...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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I only interviewed for Duke University. It was pretty casual, I met...