norabeilayag
norabeilayag,
UCSD ‘19
B.S., Psychology
A passionate volunteer with children who have special needs, looking forward to using my Psych degree to build a career in therapy and continue finding purpose in helping others.
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Schools
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Scores
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Advice
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ECs
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Sports

Background

Hometown Palo Alto, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Claremont McKenna College (Claremont, CA)
  • Pomona College (Claremont, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • University of California - Irvine (Irvine, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)
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University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

My family gathers for our weekly Shabbat [Jewish day of rest ] dinner celebration, waiting hungrily for the ceremonial introduction. Approaching my youngest sister, my father lays a hand on her hair and recites a brief Hebrew blessing, sealing it with a kiss. He'll do the same for his other four children. As the oldest, I wait patiently, watching my grandmother tear up. My grandmother first encountered Jewish celebration in America in her fifties as a Russian immigrant; she never dreamed...
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School Specific Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
81 Words
UCSD students are academically driven, chill, friendly, diverse, and passionate about learning. We are students first, but we're also many other things--college athletes, writers,...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

Why I declined other schools
166 Words
After I got accepted to UCLA, everyone around me assumed I'd attend. It was twice as selective as anywhere else I'd been accepted, prestigious around the country, and in LA! It took me a long time to realize that these factors didn't actually speak to me as strongly as certain...
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High School Performance

GPA
4.00
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 1%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2330
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1570
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details5 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesNational Honor Society, Community Cleanup / Service, Other Religious Affiliation, Dance, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Tutoring/Mentoring
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
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