College Admissions Info

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, ‘20
BS, Biology and Biological Sciences

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Farm girl ready to experience that university life.
From: Tulelake , California
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: Yes
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Regular Decision
Accepted At: UC Davis, UCLA, CSU Fresno, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, CSU Chico, CSULB, San Diego, Santa Clara
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Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1510
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 10%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Academic Decathlon, Community Cleanup / Service, Film, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Prom Committee, Rotary Club, Student Council / Government, Tutoring/Mentoring, Political Campaign
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College Application Essays

I grew up on an old homestead three miles outside of the small farming town of Tulelake, California. The nearest Walmart and McDonald’s were a forty minute drive away. Of course, I had the opportunity to dig up my own potatoes and pick my own mint leaves, which is an experience not offered by Walmart’s produce aisle. As my dad points out regularly, “I am the luckiest kid in the world” to have grown up where I did....

Personal Statement for UC Davis, UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, Harvard, San Diego, Santa Clara, Vanderbilt: Anxiety before a competition, Childhood memory, Creative personal story, Family background, Leadership experience, One moment that changed you, Story central to identity, Transition to adulthood
417 Words
Years ago, I was the shy one. I was quiet at school, I hid behind my parents at social events, and I always avoided eye contact with people. Speaking, whether it was to one person or to a whole group, was one of my greatest fears. Not surprisingly, when I learned that I would have to take a speech class in seventh grade, I feared for my life. The class didn’t start until the spring of seventh grade, but...

College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
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My junior year, I decided I needed an answer for when people asked me where I wanted to go to school. I chose UC Davis. I don't really remember the exact reason why, but pretty soon I was set on going there. I researched it, talked to people I knew down there, reviewed materials I had gotten from a college fair, and started exploring...

Why I ultimately chose my school
285 Words
In February of my senior year, after applying to 12 colleges, I received two scholarship offers that would be impossible to refuse: one from Fresno State, and one from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. I was still set on UC Davis, but my dad decided we had to go on tours of the schools. Now, I already felt angry; I realized that I only had two choices now that made sense. There was Cal Poly with a scholarship that was practically a full ride, and there...