UC Berkeley
B.S., Computer Science
Curious and bright college freshman who loves puzzling problems and learning languages.
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Hometown Fremont, CA, California
Class of2021
First Gen College StudentNo

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Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
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University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Computer Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Eyes interlocked with the mother bear, I stopped dead in my tracks, barely five feet from her two little cubs. Her gaze lingered on mine for only a moment, but the two cubs continued to stare, their eyes twinkling with curiosity. Ignore me, I pleaded, my heart pounding loudly in my chest as I struggled to appear calm. Park rangers had always warned me about this situation. Don’t run. Never scream. But now my desperate urge to flee blurred...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
300 Words
When I close my eyes and picture the perfect partner for a tutorial class, I fail to see anyone but Dr. John Watson, Sherlock Holmes’ acclaimed sidekick, sitting in front of me. Dr. Watson is the embodiment of what I seek in an ideal partner, and what I strive to be myself. His modest character would undoubtedly help us to grow together intellectually, as he would be a great listener when receiving my suggestions, and in turn, I would benefit...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
711 Words
As I stepped onto the University of Chicago campus last summer, the first thing that caught my eye was an oval-shaped structure which was curiously short for a building. Its glass dome glittered in the afternoon sunlight, as rays from the sun bounced off of its Fabergé egg-like exterior. I walked around this jewel and ran my hands across the words inscribed on its side: “Joe...and...Rika...Mansueto...Library.” A library! The singularity of this modern structure struck a...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
361 Words
The dark bags under Ellen’s eyes revealed the pain that had been knocking at her door. She was mostly confined to her bed now, but sometimes a spark of energy returned—usually fueled by her love for the Oakland A’s. “Is the game on?” She would ask excitedly. I had the unfortunate task of telling her “No,” sometimes more than once as her mind started to wear thin. Ellen’s lifelong battle with terminal heart failure was coming...

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General Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
118 Words
In terms of summer activities in high school, there's something that I've found to be extremely important through all my experience. When selecting things to do during the summer, it is crucial to ensure that...
What I’d change about my application process
132 Words
The one thing I would like to change about my college application process is the fact that I settled for less. I applied to an easier program for a lot of schools, just to make sure I could get in....
My advice about getting recommenders
153 Words
Recommenders are extremely important to your application process. As much as people say "you just need to choose a teacher or adult that knows you well", I definitely feel like this wouldn't lead to the strongest possible application. One of your recommenders should at least have...

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Converted SAT Score1600
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ActivitiesNational Honor Society, Japanese Club, Nursing Home Volunteer, Tutoring/Mentoring, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band
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