College Admissions Info

Liliana.duran
Liliana.duran
University of California - Berkeley ‘20
BA, French Language and Literature, Biomedical Sciences and Molecular Medicine

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Fresno , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 12 schools
Accepted At: UC Berkeley, UC Merced, UCSC, UC Davis, UC Irvine, U San Fran, CSUMB, CSU Fresno, CI, SFSU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish, French

Test Scores

1580
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1140
Highest SAT: 1580

High School Performance

3.90
GPA
Top 10%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: French Club, National Honor Society, Student Council / Government, Hospital Volunteer, Nursing Home Volunteer, Rotary Club, Student Activities Committee, Tutoring/Mentoring, Library Volunteer
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College Application Essays

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...





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...





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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