College Admissions Info

University of California - Berkeley, ‘19
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Computer Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

UC Berkeley student, Pacific Northwest native, future astrophysicist. Go Bears!
From: Vancouver , Washington
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UCSD, Washington, Penn State, Case
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

Highest SAT: 222
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Community Cleanup / Service, Key Club, National Honor Society, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, School Band
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College Application Essays

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...

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...

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...

College Admissions Advice

Post-college plans
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My current plan after undergrad is to...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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Computer Science related clubs/events are very popular here,...

My favorite course thus far, and why
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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...

What I’d change about my application process
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Don't procrastinate! I did, and even though I was able to write good essays and turn everything in in...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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In addition to generally taking time off and relaxing, I used my high school summers...

Why I ultimately chose my school
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I really appreciate that Berkeley balances a great reputation while maintaining a generally welcoming and friendly environment....

What I like about my school’s location and culture
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Berkeley is an incredible, bustling city with a fascinating and well-known modern history. In addition, the campus is in a very central location...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
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Since I'm an out of state student, my tuition is...

My advice about getting recommenders
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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 ...