College Admissions Info

University of California - Berkeley, ‘19
BS, Mechanical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

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.
From: Sacramento , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 13 schools
Accepted At: Harvey Mudd, Cornell, Dartmouth, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UCLA, San Diego, Olin, Rice
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1590
Highest SAT: 2380
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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

Sports: Cross Country
Extracurricular Activities: Science Club/Team, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Place you’re content
660 Words
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...

College 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...

Why I ultimately chose my school
49 Words
Berkeley is relatively close to home for me and has a solid engineering program. I...

What I’d change about my application process
17 Words
I would take essays a...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
7 Words
I didn't...

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....