Liliana.duran
Liliana.duran,
UC Berkeley ‘20
B.A., French Language and Literature, , Biomedical Sciences and Molecular Medicine
Features Included
3
Essays
12
Schools
1
Scores
0
Advice
9
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Fresno, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityHispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish, French

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Merced (Merced, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • University of California - Irvine (Irvine, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • University of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
  • California State University - Monterey Bay (Seaside, CA)
  • California State University - Fresno (Fresno, CA)
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University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

Applied for a B.A. in French Language and Literature

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Describe the world you come from — for example, your family, community or school — and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations. “Are you sure you want to go down that path? Becoming something in the medical field takes a lot of time and money. Why don’t you just become a teacher like everyone else? It’s less challenging and you can accomplish it faster.” Every so often I was told I would not achieve my...
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Supplemental Essay Issue of personal significance
262 Words
Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud, and how does it relate to the person you are? Everything was finally coming together. I had amazing friends and amazing grades. My perfect junior year suddenly turned into a not so perfect year when I was diagnosed with clinical depression. As many others do, I nor my family took my strange mood swings and...
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Additional Essay Details
66 Words
I decided to write about battling depression for one of the UC application prompts. I was told multiple times not to write about it because it has been said that writing about topics like this weakens your application. I was accepted to one of the most prestigious schools in California with this personal essay. I would encourage you to let the reader get to know you.
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General Admissions Advice

High School Performance

GPA
3.90
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 10%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Low at first but improved
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1580
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1140

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details4 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesFrench Club, National Honor Society, Student Council / Government, Hospital Volunteer, Nursing Home Volunteer, Rotary Club, Student Activities Committee, Tutoring/Mentoring, Library Volunteer
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences

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