College Admissions Info

University of San Diego, ‘18
BA, International Relations and National Security Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hello! I am an undergraduate student at a private university. I'm majoring in International Relations and Education and one day, I'll be teaching abroad. "When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile."
From: Anaheim , California
Gender: Female
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: San Diego, BC, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UCLA, UCSD
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1200
Highest SAT: 1660
SAT Prep:
Other Standardized Tests:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
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: Dance
Extracurricular Activities: Academic Decathlon, Community Cleanup / Service, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Multicultural / International Club, Marching Band, School Band, Student Council / Government, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization
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College Application Essays

1119 Words
1. Over the five years that I have danced, I have grown to love folklorico; however, it wasn’t always like that. The first time I stepped into my skirt, I immediately was thrown off by the unfamiliarity of the movements, how unbalanced I suddenly felt and the fact that I was being forced out of my shell. But instead of diving into this activity with a negative mentality, I overcame my fears and with great determination, managed to accomplish more...

Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
405 Words
“Consider what you really want to devote your life to and set your eyes on that. Don’t set your goals to be how much success can be obtained, but how much happiness can be given to others.” Growing up, my father would repeat these words in hopes that his I would put my own passion in my lives and the lives of others. However, it was not until I joined high school marching band my freshman year and became...

College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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YOUR ENERGY MAKES THE INTERVIEW. Take a breather, because you'll be fine. Chances...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
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Your counselor should be your best friend. Talk to them. In my school, there was...

How I chose schools to apply to
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Make a list of ALL important factors that your dream school has to have. No fact is silly or based on a whim....

How to increase chances at my school
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Be a well-rounded student! I did the whole package: academics, sports, band, clubs, community outreach, internships, non-profit involvements, church. If your school doesn't offer a lot, make it happen and fight for your education. You can petition-shows initiative AND the fact that YOU are taking charge of your education. This goes for classes, clubs,...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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I did community service at libraries. I was in band, so...

What set me apart from other applicants
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We all have something unique about us. For me, it was being a first generation, latina facing the dilemma of being torn part by two worlds...