College Admissions Info

University of California - Santa Cruz, ‘17
BS, Neuroscience

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Yorba LInda , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: UCSC, UC Davis, NYU, Penn State, UC Merced, UC Irvine
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: German

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1500
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Boy/Girl Scouts, Key Club, German Club, National Honor Society, Science Club/Team
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College Application Essays

As young girls, most daughters think of their weddings as the day they are walked down the aisle by their dad followed by a sacred father-daughter dance at the reception. At nine, that vision was shattered as my dad was carried away to the hospital on Christmas Eve never to be the same again. On that saddest of Christmas days, my dad, who I had danced with in my pajamas since I was two, found out that he had a...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
616 Words
Contentedness is a state in which I feel that I can be myself and that I am connected to the people and places around me. During my 13 years as a girl scout, I have spent 10 summers at Camp Joe Scherman near Idyllwild, California. It has become my second home; a place where I feel perfectly content and I can be and do anything. From my first time at age 7 to my final year as a camper in 2013, I have learned...

Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
563 Words
College is a time to spread your wings and soar. My college experience started with people from all over the world and I hope for it to end with memories that fill the pages of my life with vibrant colors and swirling words of knowledge. My ideal college experience includes life-changing research, a family within my sorority, and knowledge that gives me the ability to become a world renowned pediatric surgeon. Though it may seem silly to many, my ideal...

Additional Essay Details:
58 Words
I wrote the essays about personal experiences I had and tried to make it so that the reader of the essays could understand where I had come from and why this would make me a good addition to their school. For some schools I tried to write specific essays that played to what they focused on in particular.

College Admissions Advice

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