Daniel97
Daniel97,
UC Berkeley ‘19
B.S., Mechanical Engineering
I'm a freshman studying Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley; I really love all things science, especially chemistry and physics, and competed in the National Science Bowl for all 4 years of high school.
Features Included
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Essays
13
Schools
14
Scores
5
Advice
2
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Sacramento, California
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • Harvey Mudd (Claremont, CA)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of San Diego (San Diego, CA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)
  • Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering (Needham, MA)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
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University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

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Personal Statement
660 Words
Place you’re content
Paradise of the Insane "Can I please get your autographs?" Adam Matthews and Dean Jens stare blankly at me as I hold out my nametag for them to sign. After a chuckle, Dr. Matthews scribbles an illegible signature; Mr. Jens follows suit. And so, I receive the signatures of the greatest celebrities never known. Adam Matthews and Dean Jens are Science Bowl alumni who moderate and read questions during the final round of the National Science Bowl every year. As...
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General Admissions Advice

What I like about my school’s location and culture
57 Words
Berkeley has reasonably good weather and is located but a stone's throw from the city of San...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
49 Words
Berkeley is relatively close to home for me and has a solid engineering program. I...
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What I’d change about my application process
17 Words
I would take essays a...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
7 Words
I didn't...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
36 Words
I didn't take out loans and didn't apply for many scholarships....
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.50
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
36
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2380
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1590
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details8 classes and scores

Sports

SportsCross Country

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesScience Club/Team, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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