College Admissions Info

University of California - Los Angeles, ‘18
BFA, Film, Video, and Photography

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

UCLA Bruin 2018 - Film and Theater Arts Major
From: Westminster
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: UC Berkeley, UCLA, Columbia, NYU, Yale
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Vietnamese

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1510
Highest SAT: 2200
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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

Sports: Swimming/Diving
Extracurricular Activities: Broadcast Journalism / Media / Television, Drama Production Crew, Film, Key Club, Student Council / Government, School Theater/Plays
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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. July 4th, 2009. Independence Day. My parents are at work. My sister and I are in our bedrooms and the doorbell rings. I answer it without hesitation. I thought robberies only happened in movies. My sister and I were ordered to lay on the floor; we were held at gunpoint in our own house. It was...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
185 Words
I will admit I like being in charge. It’s hard for me to sit on the sidelines and watch the action happen. As much as I love watching movies, I know I’d rather be creating them instead. I’ve always been fascinated by the work it takes to bring a motion picture to life, but I don’t want to be an ordinary moviegoer who wonders about the art of filmmaking and does nothing about that curiosity. I...

Additional Essay Details:
1504 Words
These are two more writing samples they had me write. Prompt: In no more than two (2) pages, describe a large project or event that you planned where you were required to work within a team. Explain some of the challenges you faced, how you handled them, and how the project ultimately turned out. Also describe how you might handle a large project differently next time. The curtain opens as the Master of Ceremonies, Josh Madrid, swaggers out onto the stage....

College Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
117 Words
I did not use a private academic counselor since I did not have the means to hire one. However, public schools do offer guidance counselor that know a lot about the process of college applications...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
171 Words
I interviewed at UCLA for the film program there. It was a one-on-one interview with a very nice program director. Of course I had to make sure I was well-dressed and educated on their program before I entered the interview. I anticipated questions like "Why do you want to be in...

How to increase chances at my school
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You can do a lot to increase your chances at getting accepted at your dream school. First of all, make sure you have the right grades and test scores that the school...