sghklava,
UBC ‘18
B.A., Urban Studies and Affairs
Features Included
2
Essays
5
Schools
12
Scores
2
Advice
1
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Los Angeles, California, Canada
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian, White Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
First Gen College StudentYes
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken French, Mandarin

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of British Columbia (British Columbia, Canada)
  • Reed College (Portland, OR)
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
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University of British Columbia (British Columbia, Canada)

Applied for a B.A. in Urban Studies and Affairs

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
687 Words
Challenged a belief
It was Year 3. I was up early that sticky Hong Kong morning, my tiny fingers struggling to turn bed sheets and brooches into a messy stola, the toga's feminine equivalent. I remember skimming the directions confidently, picturing myself a Roman noble, rather than a skinny kid in a bunch of sheets. The occasion? Roman Day, the conclusion of our study of the Roman Empire and an enduring memory for every seven-year-old at school that day. Two years later. I moved...
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Supplemental Essay Issue of personal significance
290 Words
After four years at an admissions obsessed high school, everything feels less impressive. The mantra says being in the top ten is nothing without clubs, a varsity sport, two leadership positions, a perfect SAT score -- first shot, of course -- and hundreds of community service hours. Fortunately for my self esteem, I don't share that view. In the midst of these distractions and demands, I value most strongly my sense of focus. My belief in pushing the limits of...
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General Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
80 Words
While I obviously didn't get to see my recommendations, I found the teachers who seemed most passionate about writing me a strong recommendation were...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
131 Words
I interviewed with Reed College, and the interview experience was excellent. I met my interviewer, a former Reed student, at a lovely coffee shop near where I live -- her recommendation, and now one of my favourite places in...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.86
(no specification of weighting)
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2300
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1560
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details5 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSchool Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
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Application Additional Materials

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