College Admissions Info

University of California - Santa Barbara, ‘16
BS, Biology and Biological Sciences, Psychology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Los Angeles
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Azusa, CSULB, Pepperdine, UC Riverside, UCSB
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Korean

Test Scores

Highest ACT:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country
Extracurricular Activities: Yearbook, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), American Red Cross, Asian Club / Asian Interactive Youth Association, Community Cleanup / Service, Church, Disaster relief, Student Council / Government
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College Application Essays

Until my freshman year of high school, I thought my comfortable life was exactly what I deserved. I didn’t care what my parents had to say about my friends or my plans for the future. Believing life was on my side, I was shocked as, one by one, our restaurant and clothing store went out of business. We moved from a two-story house to a one-bedroom apartment; we no longer had comfort to enjoy spending money like others. Despite...

Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
472 Words
It’s November, and it’s nearly the end of the Salvation Army Second Chance Project. Our six month project consisted of personally designing individual trees, marketing our product to specific targets, and auctioning the trees for donations towards Japanese relief. As the 39 students and I wrap up what we started, we examine the flowers, arts and crafts, and displayed paintings covered all around the room. I remember my junior year when I was grieving about receiving a C on...

College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
52 Words
In terms of the UC schools, I applied to a few I knew I would get...