College Admissions Info

University of California - San Diego, ‘20
BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Physics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Greetings! Incoming undergrad freshman at UCSD double majoring in Biochemistry&Cell; Biology and Biophysics, aspiring to be a biomedical engineer.
From: Malang, Indonesia , California , Indonesia
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: Purdue, Case, UMich, UC Davis, UCSD, Pomona
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Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin, Javanese

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1380
Highest SAT: 1950
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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

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Key Club, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

The drumming of my heart crescendoed as I tried to muster up enough courage to raise my hand in response to the teacher’s “Any thoughts, class?” Looking around the room to check for other raised hands and finding none, insecurity festered inside. Do I raise my hand and point out the fallacy in the protagonist’s rhetoric at the risk of being wrong, or do I save myself the embarrassment and forever hold my peace? By the time I...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
127 Words
I plan to take my current interests for math, science, technology, engineering, and, more recently, human health, to a university for further cultivation. With faculty members who are distinct leaders in their respective fields and the opportunity to engage in cutting edge research from the get go, I look forward to attending a postsecondary institution to hone my problem-solving skills. I am also thrilled at the prospect of collaborating with the best and brightest of my peers who share my...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
151 Words
Last spring, my father collapsed and had a heart attack due to coronary heart disease. After hours of surgery, the doctor let my family know my father’s heart had flatlined for a good minute before a subsequent angioplasty and stenting procedure saved his life. In the aftermath, I dedicated what extra time I had to learning all I could of my father’s condition and the various medical procedures involved. During my research, I couldn't help but connect the...

Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
591 Words
My world -past, present, and future- has every bit to do with my family. From growing up in a rural town surrounded by rice paddies and rickshaws in Indonesia to my current aspiration to pursue biomedical engineering in America, my family's influence is at the bottom of it all. Growing up in a family of first generation immigrants set the stage for a lonely childhood, characterized by working parents and absentee siblings. Thus, it was impossible to receive any sort...

College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
35 Words
Read, read, read! Don't stop at required reading, go above and...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
determined, chill,...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
20 Words
the campus is HUGE! Definitely consider...

What set me apart from other applicants
27 Words
Definitely my commitment to my high school's robotics...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
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I did not end up taking out a loan. In order to decide, I looked at the total grant/ scholarship money...