College Admissions Info

University of California - Irvine, ‘17
BS, Biology and Biological Sciences

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Biological Sciences Major at UC Irvine
From: Westminster, CA , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: CSULB, UC Irvine, UCSD, UCSB, UCLA
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1420
Highest SAT: 2020
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Athletics Organization, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, American Red Cross, Tutoring/Mentoring, Clean Ocean Beach Sweeps / River Cleanup, Math Team, Debate Club/Team
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Career aspirations
556 Words
A long line of people, waiting in the blistering heat, encircled the 7 Day Dental clinic. The other CSF club volunteers and I approached the building, which was covered with flyers advertising for their event. 7 Day Dental was offering free tooth extractions for members of the community that did not have dental insurance. The dentists asked the volunteers to accompany patients around the corridors of the medical office. A Hispanic woman and her two daughters were the first patients under my...

Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
452 Words
From birth, diffidence and self-consciousness had always plagued my actions. I took every opportunity I could to avoid attention. If it were possible, I would have chosen to live in the shadows. However, a recent summer experience changed my introspection. The smell of alcohol singed the hairs of my nostrils, but I ignored it. I had my hands clenched tightly into fists. I could feel my fingernails dig into my palms. It's going to start any second now. I had...

Additional Essay Details:
19 Words
This essay talks about an embarrassing experience at a concert, and how I grew as a person from it.

College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
72 Words
For me, money and family were a big influence in choosing a school. Being independent and having a college social life was...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
101 Words
UC Irvine is located in a safe, somewhat higher middle class/upper class community in beautiful Orange County. The weather is almost always perfect and there are plenty of things...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
8 Words
Find volunteer...

How to increase chances at my school
299 Words
Devote more time to doing well in your academic classes and SAT. I believe I read somewhere that your grades much up a bulk of the admissions process (~55%), the SAT takes up (~30%), and ~15% comes from extracurriculars. Don't quote me on the numbers! Its a guesstimate. However, many people distribute their time so that they barely study for the SAT, yet spend so much of their time on the extracurriculars that it hurts their academic performance. I think you should make sure your grades are rock solid before focusing on your...

Post-college plans
51 Words
As a pre-med student, it is my dream to be accepted by a medical school...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
17 Words
I play softball in a...