Dean Phan
Dean Phan,
UC Berkeley ‘19
B.A., Molecular Biology
Features Included
4
Essays
14
Schools
12
Scores
9
Advice
2
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Irvine, California
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Irvine (Irvine, CA)
  • University of California - Riverside (Riverside, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
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University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

Applied for a B.A. in Molecular Biology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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You’ve seen them. They're everywhere. At the mall, at the grocery store, at the park even. They’re filled with a curiosity for exploration that would rival the greatest minds of NASA. With an endless supply of energy, they’re determined to extend the boundaries of the world-- until the pull of cruel nylon drags them back to reality. That’s right: leash babies. I was a leash baby. Despite the early-years leash, my parents gave me a lot...
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Supplemental Essay Amusing anecdote
538 Words
Hair? Check. Cologne? Got it. Poster? Done. Flowers? Oops. Twenty minutes and a trip to the flower store later, I’m walking up her driveway. Meanwhile, my heart is doing a cheetah impression. As I walk towards the door, I trip. Any remaining ounce of confidence escapes my body. ‘Could this have started any worse?’ I spoke too soon. The door opens. I flash a face of panic. I turn around to face a man towering above me. This is...
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Supplemental Essay Diversity statement
670 Words
Squeak. Squeak. Clang. I am on one knee. The cold, hard floor digs into my skin. I drop my head to focus on the task at hand. All I can think of is my body succumbing to exhaustion. I struggle to stay stable on one knee. Gasps of air burn my throat like breaths of harsh winter. My heartbeat pounds against my ear drums, drowning out all other noise. I collapse and roll over onto my back. I stare at...
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Supplemental Essay
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I’ve experimented with a variety of curriculum throughout high school. However, along my academic career, I’ve found one area of school that truly captured my attention: science. Natural sciences stood out among the mathematical theorems and eloquent authors because of its unique ability to explain any facet of life. Chemistry analyzes the composition of nature’s elements. Biology explains the collection of processes that allow for human life. Physics gives a reason for why an apple falls from...
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General Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
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How I chose schools to apply to
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Strong...
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My advice about getting recommenders
27 Words
Choose teachers that genuinely know you as a...
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What I’d change about my application process
37 Words
I wish that I had put more thought into essay-writing process...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
38 Words
Interviewed with : Harvard, Duke, Princeton I wish that I had prepared...
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What set me apart from other applicants
37 Words
Probably my test scores and grades. I had all A's while...
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Why I declined other schools
21 Words
I mainly chose my school based...
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Post-college plans
14 Words
I'm looking to apply...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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I would recommend volunteering in your community....
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.50
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2170
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1500
SAT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details10 classes and scores

Sports

SportsLacrosse

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesHabitat for Humanity, Hospital Volunteer

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Awards Received

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