College Admissions Info

clarisse_vaz
University of California - San Diego, ‘20
BS, International Legal Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Fresno , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic, White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: UCSD, Wellesley, NYU, BC
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

1940
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1370
Highest SAT: 1940
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High School Performance

3.50
GPA
Top 25%
Rank
High School Type: Boarding
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Field Hockey, Soccer
Extracurricular Activities: Choir, Community or summer theater/plays, Community Cleanup / Service
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: International background
652 Words
"Alguien sabe quien es Clarisse Vazquez?" This question was followed by silence as my future peers began looking around wondering who this new girl was. As I had no understanding of the Spanish language, I could not answer for myself and could not respond to the teacher taking roll in our class. As the whole class turned to look at me, I felt self-conscious and isolated by their sudden piercing gaze and wondered if my next four years at St....









Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
421 Words
What contemporary issue or trend relating to politics, culture, and society, or foreign policy particularly concerns you and why? The recent presidential election in Argentina, has shown a progression towards a more politically, economically and socially stable Argentina. The unforeseen victory of Mauricio Macri and Daniel Scioli's defeat left many astonished but contented as the rein of the previous president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, along with her resistant populism had finally come to an end. During my time spent...







Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
301 Words
Science and society are filled with rules, theories and laws such as the First Amendment, PV=nRT, Occam’s Razor, and The Law of Diminishing Returns. In baseball, three strikes and you’re out. A green light on a roadway means “go.” Pick any law and explain its significance to you. The VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in relation to national origin has become increasingly significant to me this year. Throughout this decade, the United States has seen...





College Admissions Advice

Why I declined other schools
124 Words
No one wants Student Loans. The best advice I can give someone is to work hard throughout college and you will reap the benefits. I am going to UCSD over NYU and Wellelsey because I know I...