Brittanybea
Brittanybea,
UC Berkeley ‘19
B.S., Astronomy and Astrophysics, , Computer Science
UC Berkeley student, Pacific Northwest native, future astrophysicist. Go Bears!
Features Included
3
Essays
6
Schools
21
Scores
10
Advice
5
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Vancouver, Washington
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken French

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Irvine (Irvine, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
  • Pennsylvania State University - University Park (University Park, PA)
  • Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)
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University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

Applied for in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Common App Topic: Discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal, that marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family. On a warm August morning I sat shivering and shaking in the waiting room to my doctor’s office. I had my mother make the appointment but didn’t give her the reason; I’m not even sure I really knew the reason. I just knew something was wrong. The past five years had been...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
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UC Application Topic: Describe the world you come from — for example, your family, community or school — and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations. Though I have grown up in a family and community with fairly diverse ideologies, the one thing that I have found is almost universally valued is service, whether it is through the military, volunteering, or philanthropy. These aspects of service have been prevalent in my life from birth; both my grandfathers and...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
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Topic: a book that has influenced you Like any proper member of my generation, I take Harry Potter very seriously. You could call me a connoisseur of all things Potter (of course, you could also call me obsessed, but I prefer the former). During hard times I find an escape in Rowling’s magical world and companionship in the characters who, despite the fantastical setting, are relatable and human with the same faults I struggle with. Though I would be...
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General Admissions Advice

Post-college plans
22 Words
My current plan after undergrad is to...
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Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
31 Words
Computer Science related clubs/events are very popular here,...
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My favorite course thus far, and why
85 Words
I went out on a limb and took an upper division Gender and Women's Studies course (even though it's not my major) my first semester at...
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What I’d change about my application process
64 Words
Don't procrastinate! I did, and even though I was able to write good essays and turn everything in in...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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I...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
50 Words
In addition to generally taking time off and relaxing, I used my high school summers...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
56 Words
I really appreciate that Berkeley balances a great reputation while maintaining a generally welcoming and friendly environment....
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
77 Words
Berkeley is an incredible, bustling city with a fascinating and well-known modern history. In addition, the campus is in a very central location...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
32 Words
Since I'm an out of state student, my tuition is...
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My advice about getting recommenders
103 Words
Ask early! Teachers/coaches/leaders have busy schedules and you should be respectful of that (especially if you want good letters). Ask credible people who you have built a good relationship ...
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High School Performance

GPA
4
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
222
 
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SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details15 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesCommunity Cleanup / Service, Key Club, National Honor Society, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, School Band

Experience & Awards

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